The Lingap Children's Foundation Board of Directors
Dr. Jay Brunette, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon with Georgia Bone & Joint Surgeons, P.C.
in Cartersville, GA. He is also a member of the Lingap Committee with Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta GA.
Dr. Brunette is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served in the Medical Corps, 2nd Medical Group at Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, LA.
He is a 1980 graduate of Amherst College in Amherst, MA where he received a BA in Neuroscience. He attended the University of
Rochester, Rochester NY, where he received his Medical Doctor degree in 1984. He served his internship at the University of
Rochester, in General Surgery. His residency was through the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at the Medical College
of Georgia, Augusta GA and he received a Sports Medicine Fellowship with John Feagin, MD in 1989 from Jackson Hole
Othopaedics, Jackson, WY.
Dr. Brunette belongs to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; the Georgia Orthopaedic Society, the Medical
Association of Georgia and the Bartow County Medical Society. He is certified by the National Board of Medical
Examiners and the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
He enjoys both snow and water skiing, boating, hunting and fishing, camping and is an avid gardener.
Joseph Dahm is a high school science teacher at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois,
and has been passionately teaching chemistry and physics for 15 years. Joe led the effort to introduce a new
chemistry curriculum to Loyola Academy, Chemistry in the Community, which integrates chemistry concepts with
societal and environmental issues. He serves as a mentor to Loyola students in the school honors program in
arts and literature and is a moderator for the sailing team. He has also been active in leading Loyola Academy
retreats for students.
Prior to teaching high school, Joe was a program director for the "I Have a Dream" program in North Chicago,
IL which helped at-risk youths stay in school and earn scholarships for college. Joe began his career as a h
ouseparent at a group home for boys started by the Jesuits in Evanston, Illinois (Boys' Hope). In partnership
with his wife, he later started a branch of St Francis Shoppes in Chicago that marketed hand crafts from
third world countries. Joe also spent several years as a trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, before
moving into teaching as a career.
Joe has a Bachelors degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Master of Arts in Teaching from
National Louis University. He currently resides in Lincolnshire, Illinois with his wife and three
children. In addition to time with his family, Joe enjoys the outdoors, including bicycling, hiking,
John Drake retired as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administrative Services for CMS Energy
and affiliate Consumers Energy in Jackson, Mich., after a 32-year career. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of human
resources for 11,500 employees on five continents and the Philippines, where the company owned facilities.
John founded and is President of the Lingap Children's Foundation in the United States and the Lingap Children's Development
Center, Inc. in the Philippines.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hillsdale College, located in Hillsdale Michigan.
Sandy Miller is an Account Executive with Aon Hewitt, in Lincolnshire IL, working with clients such as DTE Energy, Ford, GMAC, Motorola,
and Nationwide ensuring integrated, coordinated, and seamless delivery of all of Hewitt's services. In this role over
the last 6 years Sandy has sold over $200 million of consulting and outsourcing work. Prior to this role Sandy spent
nearly 15 years in Hewitt's Talent and Organization Consulting group. She held various leadership positions in the
talent management and compensation consulting practice and had a specialty consulting focus in sales effectiveness.
At Hewitt Sandy is on the Women in Leadership Governance Committee and is a certified trainer for "Gender Differences in the Workplace".
Prior to joining Hewitt Associates, Sandy had an 11-year career in sales and marketing at Westinghouse Electric, Power Generation Business Unit.
Her responsibilities included direct sales, major account management, and the development and implementation of marketing plans
for both products and services in the energy and commercial market segments.
Sandy is on the Board of Directors at Pinnacle Biologics, Inc (Compensation and Governance Committee), and Powell/Kleinschmidt, Inc.,
a globally recognized interior architecture firm headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Sandy has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Oakland University and a M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago.
David Richmond is a founding partner and President of Richmond Brothers, Inc. in Jackson, Michigan. As a personal financial strategist and
retirement distribution professional, Dave helps retirees invest lump sum distributions. He is a member of Ed Slott's Master Elite IRA Group(tm) which provides
him with ongoing training on IRA and distribution planning. Dave also focuses on Philanthropic Financial Planning (sometimes referred to as Legacy Planning)
to help clients continue to support those organizations that mattered most to them in life, in perpetuity.
In addition, Dave is a founder of the 1 and 2 Richmond Brothers Place LLC, real estate holding companies, and the Richmond Brothers' Foundation.
The philanthropic arm of Richmond Brothers, Inc. focuses on education of children and young adults.
Dave is a member of the Board of Trustees for Siena Heights University and is active at the Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church. He has a Masters of Science
in Financial Services from The American College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and is a Chartered Financial Consultant.
Joe M Walsh is the President of Legacy DMC. He is responsible for the oversight of contractual commitments relating
to the sale of the Detroit Medical Center. Mr. Walsh is an experienced executive with strong leadership, communication, change management, strategic planning and
process improvement skills. Industry exposure includes automotive sales and manufacturing, financial services, and gas and electric utilities.
Management philosophy emphasizes high levels of personal contact, maximum delegated authority and accountability, subordinate development,
and process standardization. Managed M&A due diligence and resulting complex partnerships and joint ventures. Lived and worked overseas
in Europe (late 70's) and Australia-Asia (late 90's).
Eight-year consulting career includes successful projects to design, develop, and install a variety of financial control and corporate
governance processes, including the initial Sarbanes-Oxley control and monitoring system at a utility and a regulatory compliance system for
environmental, health and safety, and FERC/NERC requirements. Participating in development of an enterprise risk management process.
Thirty-year Ford career progressed through a series of auditing, accounting and financial analysis positions in Ford's finance function,
including plant controllership and management of European and North American audit departments. Transitioned to general management at Ford
Motor Credit Company; final assignment: president, Ford Credit Asia-Pacific with p & l responsibility for $5 billion in assets in ten
countries; record profits of $45 million in 2000.
Presently serve as a trustee on the board of the Detroit Science Center, director on the board of the Homeless Action Network of Detroit,
and executive in residence for the Leadership Development Institute at the University of Detroit Mercy.
Recent experience as an adjunct professor at Concordia University of Ann Arbor, William Tyndale College, and the University of Detroit and as a guest lecturer at Oakland University.
The Lingap Children's Development Center, Inc. Board of Trustees
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and studied toward his Masters Degree in Business Administration at Stanford
University in the United States.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Cebu Institute of Technology in the Philippines.
Danny holds a law degree from University of San Carlos, Cebu City.
Leah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Cebu Institute of Technology, Cebu City and is a licensed professional chemical engineer.
John is founder and President of the Lingap Children's Foundation in the United States and the Lingap Children's Development Center,
Inc. in the Philippines. A U.S. Navy veteran, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hillsdale College.