The Staff

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Executive Director

Michael Fraley

Michael, originally from Michigan, received his B.A. in Communications from Grand Valley State University and a M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Ball State University.

Michael Fraley comes to Hospitality House with over 13 years experience working in the non profit sector in Vermont and Houston. Michael's past work experience includes working for low-income housing, education, and homeless nonprofits working to end homelessness in communities.  

Michael also owned and operated his own jam and marmalade business for six years in Vermont. He has won three Good Food Awards for his creations. Michael is passionate about gardening and houseplants. He is very excited to join Hospitality House and work to ensure everyone in our community lives without hunger.

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Warehouse Coordintor

Mark Depa

Mark has years of retail and customer service experience. He started to volunteer with Hospitality House in 2020, and loved it so much decided to accept a position with us in the Warehouse!

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AmeriCorp Vista

Michelle Brown

Michelle comes to Hospitality House as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She is currently studying for her Masters of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University, where she also graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy.

Michelle has resided in the Commerce area for her entire life. She is excited to work with those within her community to make sure everyone has access to food. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and pet sitting cats, dogs, and other critters.

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Operations Manager

Raymond Sherlock

Raymond Sherlock comes to Hospitality House with 35 years of Director level experience in Operations, Materials and Supply Chain Management experience with several multi-national companies including Kraft Heinz, Honeywell and PriceWaterhouse Coopers.  Over his career he has specialized in streamlining and improving operations. 

Ray has been active as a volunteer in the community and supports a number of initiatives.  His passion is teaching, mentoring and developing people to achieve their full potential.

Mr. Sherlock holds an MBA from The Pennsylvania State University is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Professional in Production and Inventory Management.  

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MSW Intern: Breathing Room

Morgan Burns

Morgan Burns graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University. She is currently studying to get her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Morgan is one of the interns at Hospitality House, and has experience working with youth who are considered at-risk. She hopes to use her social work degree to fight inequality, specifically within the housing and juvenile justice systems. 

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MSW: Pantry Intakes/Pit Stop

Amal Omer

Amal Omer is a first year Masters student at the University of Michigan, School of Social Work. She is a recent graduate of Skidmore College, where she pursued Gender Studies and Political Science degrees, and minored in Intergroup Relations and Sociology. Amal is passionate about abolition, mutual aid, and food justice. She is excited to join the Hospitality House team as an intern and hopes to get involved permanently in community organizing and advocacy efforts upon receiving her MSW in April, 2023.

The Board

Judy Evola
President of the Board

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Judy Evola is the recently-retired , 19 year Director of Community Relations and Marketing with Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Prior to working with Walled Lake Schools, Ms. Evola worked with Plymouth Canton Community Schools for more than seven years in the same capacity. She has also worked with Dearborn Public Schools, a non-profit association, a daily newspaper, a public relations agency, and a software company, in various communications positions. She has a bachelor's in journalism from Central Michigan University and a master's in public relations from Kent State University. For Ms. Evola, it is an extreme privilege to work with the entire Walled Lake School community to support and benefit our children and families. Judy is humbled to serve on the Hospitality House Board and is grateful for the collaboration Hospitality House has had, since its inception, with Walled Lake Consolidated School District. She also serves as the Board Vice President on the Walled Lake Schools Federal Credit Union and as a trustee on the Walled Lake Schools’ Foundation for Excellence Board. She enjoys gardening, traveling, decorating and cooking.

Denise Montgomery
Co-Vice President of the Board

Denise Montgomery

Denise has been a volunteer with Hospitality House since its inception in 2002 and was instrumental in developing many of the operational policies as well as a strong relationship with Walled Lake Consolidated Schools. As an entrepreneur involved in a variety of local businesses Denise’s community involvement is seen as she fosters awareness, promotes events, works with clients and their families, mentors school committees and fund raising for the pantry.

In 2010 Denise, was awarded Paul Harris Society recognition by the Lakes Area Rotary Club for her personal choice to place Service Above Self. Denise is now the Fundraising Chair and Treasurer for Hospitality House.

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Board Member

Scott Lavine

Scott Lavine joined the Hospitality House Board in 2016. Scott served as President from 2019-2022. His leadership during the pandemic, hiring of the new executive director and many other contributions, have positively boosted HHFP forward in countless ways. Scott is a Supply Chain Professional currently working in Troy, MI for a major industrial manufacturer.  Scott, a Walled Lake Central High School alumnus; graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Eli Broad College of Business in Supply Chain Management and Information Technology. He currently resides in Commerce Township with his wife, Lindsey, and two children, Melissa and Alex.

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Board Member

Sandra Noonan

Sandra Noonan joined Hospitality House as a volunteer in 2021. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2022. Sandra and her family are twenty-five year residents of Commerce Township. She was an active volunteer in the Walled Lake Schools throughout her children’s school years.

Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto. She is also a Certified Medical Assistant. Her career included working for large multinationals and Health and welfare Canada. She retired from Henry Ford Health in 2021.

Sandra is excited to be a member of Hospitality House Board of Directors to assist the food insecure in our community.

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Board Member

Howard Dembs

Howard received his B.A. in Marketing from Michigan State University.  His background includes marketing and advertising campaigns for a host of branded products as well as extensive experience in marketing and communications in the non-profit sector.
 
He is currently retired and spends his time delivering Meals on Wheels as well as being a volunteer at Hospitality House.  He is also a board member with Metro Food Rescue. Howard resides in West Bloomfield with his wife Terri.  He enjoys boating, golf and reading.
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Board Member

Ron Moore

Ron Moore is the recently-retired Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety for the City of Wixom.  Ron served the City for over 27 years.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and a Master of Arts in Industrial Relations from Wayne State University.  Ron is married to his best friend and wife, Belinda, and they have five great kids together.  Ron is a deacon and a Sunday school teacher in his church.  He is a voracious reader.  During his tenure as the police chief, Ron partnered with the Hospitality House on several projects.  He is proud to serve this wonderful organization. 

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Board Member

Alex Petrik

Alex earned his bachelor’s in marketing from Valparaiso University, his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and is currently working toward his MBA from the University of Iowa. He spent several years in private practice as an attorney, and now works for the Rock Family of Companies as associate counsel focusing on labor and employment issues. Alex, a lifelong resident of Commerce, resides there with his wife and one year old daughter, and is looking forward to giving back to the community he grew up in.

Barry Hiscox
Co-Vice President of the Board

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Barry was elected to the Board of Hospitality House in 2015. He is a retired consultant Civil Engineering Surveyor and Construction Disputes Manager who moved to the USA from England in 2005 and became a citizen on 21st May 2015. Fellow and Past President of the international U.K. based Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, he has spent his entire career involved exclusively with major Civil Engineering Construction Projects.  

A committed supporter of the future of public libraries, he serves on the Library Advisory Board of Commerce Township Community Library. Barry and his wife, Barbara, have six sons, living in Dallas, Chattanooga, Seattle, England, The Netherlands and the Canary Islands; they are widely traveled throughout the USA and Europe.

Alyson Lobert
Secretary of the Board

Alyson Lobert

Alyson Lobert joined the Hospitality House Board in 2015. Alyson is the director at the Commerce Township Community Library. Alyson, a native of Commerce Township, graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communication studies and received her Masters in Information Science from Wayne State University. She resides in Walled Lake.

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Treasurer

Regina Nock

Regina received her Bachelor’s and Master's degree in Accountancy from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.  Her professional background includes working for both public and private employers in a multitude of industries, in capacities ranging from a staff accountant to a controller.  Currently she  owns and operates her public accounting practice, Nock Accounting & Tax, PLC, located in Commerce Township.

Regina is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), serving on the MICPA’s Small Practitioners and Emerging Leaders Task Forces.  

Regina is excited and proud to have a wonderful community and the opportunity to apply her positive output by giving to others through her volunteerism. In her free time (outside of tax season, of course), she enjoys gardening, cooking, and travelling the United States.

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Board Member

Kevin Mulhall

Kevin Mulhall joined the Hospitality House board in 2013 and leads the Technology Committee. Kevin has been managing for computers, printers and network in the Hospitality House office since 2010. Kevin retired in 2016 after 20 years as an Enterprise Technology Specialist with Intel Corporation.  Kevin is Canadian and a graduate of the University of Toronto; has lived with his wife, Mary, in Novi and South Lyon, Michigan for over 20 years.

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Board Member

Elizabeth Crenshaw

Elizabeth Crenshaw joined the Hospitality House Board in 2022. With a love for helping individuals live their best lives on all levels—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—Elizabeth Crenshaw works as the training manager at Wayne State University's Center for Health and Community Impact. She has spent the majority of her career working in the fields of engineering, communications, and healthcare, and she is also a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT), heart-based healer, and  scientific nerd. Elizabeth is a proud Michigan State University graduate! Go Green! Go White!

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Board Member

Meagan Tehako

Meagan Tehako joined the Hospitality House Board in 2022. She serves as the Marketing Manager for West Bloomfield Parks where she can be found working with sponsors for upcoming events, designing brochures, managing social media, maintaining the website and working with community partners on upcoming events. She received a Master's Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit management from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree, majoring in integrative public relations, from Central Michigan University. Meagan moved to Commerce with her husband in 2020 and looks forward to help serving the community she lives in.

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Board Member

Chris Sommer

Chris received a degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and his MBA from Michigan State. Before his recent retirement, Chris was a partner in a successful business and worked for several corporations in both aerospace and automotive, specializing technical sales and market and product development.

Chris and his wife Stephanie have lived in Commerce Township for almost 30 years. They have 3 beautiful daughters and recently became grandparents! Chris is an advocate for volunteerism and strives to be forward thinking in all endeavors.

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Deneen Macedonia

Deneen Macedonia is thrilled to be joining the Hospitality House Board in 2022.  Deneen is a Business Development Consultant with Trion Solutions in Troy, Michigan.  She graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Education in Speech Pathology/Audiology and received her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Minnesota - Duluth.  Since 2012, she has proudly served on the Board of the Franny Strong Foundation promoting awareness of and education for vaccine-preventable diseases.  Deneen is a native of Steubenville, Ohio and a resident of Commerce, Michigan for the past 10 years with her kids and bonus kids ages ranging from ages 10-18.  In her free time she loves all things waterskiing, boating and all water sports.