Foundation Board

Andrew AmbsAndrew Ambs

Foundation Board Chair
Vice President of Operations, Ambs Call Center

Andrew Ambs is Vice President of Operations for Ambs Call Center, in Jackson. Since 2009, he has served on the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation Board as its Vice Chair. Andy has formerly served on the Goodwill Board of Directors and the YMCA Board as well as being the former Executive Director of the Board for the Jackson County Medical Society.

David CraftDavid W. Craft

Foundation Board Vice Chair
Executive Vice President, Legal Counsel, The Craft Agency, Inc.

David W. Craft is the Executive Vice President and Legal Counsel for The Craft Agency, in Jackson. He has served on the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation Board since its inception in 2009.

David served on the Country Club of Jackson Board of Directors, participating as their Vice President; and has been a Member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board of Directors, formerly serving as their President and Big Brother of the Year. David formerly served as Chairman of Ella Sharp Museum Board of Trustees and as President of Paragon Academy Board.

David was a Board Director of Jackson Education Fund, as well as a member of Michigan Association of Independent Insurance Agents Agency – Company Relations Committee. He also served the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Agent’s Advisory Council, Jackson Walk Committee, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home Capital Campaign Committee.

Dan DuboisDan DuBois

Controller, Christman Constructors, Inc.

Dan is a CPA, having previously worked in public accounting. He has served on the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation Board since December of 2010. 

Dan is a Board Member of Boy Scouts of America and the Great Saulk Trail Council. He is also a member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee, Detroit Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee, Jackson Kiwanis, and Jackson Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee.

Georgia FojtasekGeorgia Fojtasek, RN, EdD

President & Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Georgia Fojtasek, RN, EdD, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), joined Henry Ford Allegiance Health in 1989, serving as senior vice president and chief operating officer until 1994, when she became president and CEO. She has served on the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation Board since its inception in October of 2009. 

Ms. Fojtasek is a member of the Michigan Hospital Association Foundation Board and Committee for Hospital-Physician Alignment. She is a past chair of the MHA Board and served as a delegate to the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board. Ms. Fojtasek is chair of the Voluntary Hospital Association Central Region Board. 

A past chair of the Jackson Community Foundation, Ms. Fojtasek is now serving on its Governance and Trustee Emeritus Committees. She also serves on the Board of the Enterprise Group for regional economic development. Her professional passion is providing access to quality health care in the Jackson region, especially for the underserved.

Anthony ParkerAnthony Parker

Senior Financial Analyst, Consumers Energy

Anthony Parker is Executive Senior Financial Analyst for Consumers Energy, in Jackson. He has served on the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation Board since June of 2010.

Anthony also serves as a Board Member at the YMCA, is on the CMS Energy Minority Advisory Panel and also serves as a Board Member for the Jackson County Fair Housing. 

Susan RileySusan Riley

First Vice President — Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Susan T. Riley is the First Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, in Jackson. She has served on the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation Board since December of 2010.

Susan has served as Treasurer and President of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters as well as Jackson Catholic Middle School PTO President, and Lumen Christi Football Booster President. She also served on the Queen of the Miraculous Medal finance board, and Florence Crittenden Board.

Susan currently serves as a Destination Imagination Challenge Master and is a sustaining member of the Jackson Junior Welfare League. She is also a member of the Symphony Guild and Ella Sharp Museum.

Kathy SchmaltzKathy Schmaltz

Freelance Broadcaster / Fundraiser

Kathleen Schmaltz is a Freelance Broadcaster in the Lansing/Jackson area. She has served on the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation Board since its inception in October of 2009.

Kathy served as News Anchor and writer for the 6 and 11 o'clock news weeknights at WILX-TV 10 (NBC affiliate) in Lansing, Michigan for 14 years and as Associate New Director of Community Relations. Kathy also worked in Radio News for three years in Lansing at WITL, WKAR, and was News, Sports and Public Affairs Director of the Michigan State Radio Network at Michigan State University.

Kathy served as Campaign Chair for United Way in 2005 and 2006 and currently is Chair for the Grand Slam for Kids, a fundraiser offering children and their mentors a baseball clinic at Comerica Park and a Detroit Tigers game. Kathy is also a Board member at the Michigan Theatre and a Trustee at the Purple Rose Theatre. She is past President and Current Board Member of the Michigan Dyslexia Institute. 

Kathy is also on the committee for the Wendy’s Charity Classic for Adoption LPGA event and participates in Big Brothers/Big Sisters as well as Lumen Christi High School fundraisers. Kathy also served on the Michigan Education Trust State Board and the Michigan Hospital Finance State Board, appointed by Governor John Engler. Kathy was also a candidate for State Representative and a Jackson Distinguished Citizen of the year.

Cheryl SimonettiCheryl Simonetti

President, Volunteers of Henry Ford Allegiance Health Board

Cheryl currently serves as President of the Board of the Volunteers of Henry Ford Allegiance Health. Cheryl has also served on the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Foundation board since January 2011.

Cheryl is a member of the Jackson Public School Board, Michigan Association of Healthcare Advocates, Jackson County Medical Society Alliance where she serves as Secretary, Jackson Promise Board, Dibble School PTA, Orchestra Parents Upholding Students, Jackson Symphony Orchestra Guild and is a volunteer with Project Access.

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