Board of Directors

Officers
Chair - Jane Sydlowski, AMI Strategies
Vice-Chair - John Frith, Urban Science

Treasurer - Michael Poulos, Michigan First Credit Union
Secretary - William J. Richards, 46th District Court
Asst. Secretary - Rebecca Morelli, GreenPath

 

Trustees
Carey Pachla, Fast Switch
Donna Ventimiglia, We Build Character

Tony Zambelli, Seneca Partners

 

Leadership Team

Kristen Holt - President and CEO

Kristen brings more than 20 years of international, national and local leadership to GreenPath, in both commercial and non-profit business. She was most recently chief operating officer for United Way for Southeastern Michigan. Prior to United Way, Kristen served at NSF International, a global non-profit based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as chief financial officer, among other executive roles.

Kristen holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting major from Central Michigan University.

She received the Athena Award in 2011, recognized for her professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in advancing their leadership and careers.

Kristen and her husband, Glenn, are the proud parents of two daughters, Julia and Lucy.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her family, going up north to Port Sanilac, Michigan, walking (and tracking steps on her Fitbit), and doing Crossfit.

 


Rick Bialobrzeski - Executive Vice-President of Strategy

Rick Bialobrzeski has worked as a director at GreenPath since 1996.  He is responsible for strategic partnerships, corporate strategy, government relations, community engagement, and public relations and communications.  Previously, Rick spent 10 years at Electronic Data Systems supporting General Motors.

He enjoys working at GreenPath because he likes his coworkers and appreciates the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of others.  Away from the office, he spends a lot of time in ice rinks as a hockey coach and “hockey dad.”  Rick graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in marketing. 

Danielle Crane - Chief Administrative Officer

Danielle joined the GreenPath team in 2013, overseeing all aspects of Human Resources including talent acquisition and retention, compensation and benefits, employee relations, training and education, and organizational development. She is also responsible for workforce management and planning.  Danielle grew up on the talent acquisition side of HR, with more than 10 years of HR experience with non-profit and entrepreneurial organizations. 
 
Danielle earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and English from Albion College, and a MBA from Walsh College.  She earned her Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification in 2008, which she maintains through continuing education and community outreach.  She is an active member of the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) at the national level, and also leads the Campus Relations Committee for the local Detroit chapter.

 

Rich Hollis - Chief Financial Officer

GreenPath added Rich Hollis to its leadership team as Chief Financial Officer in November 2015.  His primary responsibilities include oversight of the accounting, treasury and finance functions, ultimately supporting the strategic direction of the organization.  Prior to joining GreenPath, Rich most recently worked as Senior VP/CFO of Easter Seals - Michigan, and Finance Director for SMART Transportation.  He also held several positions over a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  Rich has a MBA from the University of Detroit and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Wayne State University.
 
Ten years ago, Rich made the conscious decision to focus his professional career on mission-centered organizations.  He made this decision after nearly 15 years of uber involvement in the extracurricular activities of three active sons, and related fundraising in support of Catholic education.  At GreenPath, he continues to find gratification each and every day.

Donna McNeill - Chief Operating Officer

Donna has worked more than 25 years to support GreenPath and its mission of helping consumers lead financially healthy lives.   She has held a variety of positions throughout her tenure, including leadership positions over the past 15 years.   Donna enjoys working closely with her team to support their development and growth.  She is committed to cultivating an energizing corporate culture grounded in the core values of Quality, Integrity and Teamwork.   Her expertise in strategic planning, service delivery, quality assurance and information technology has helped enable GreenPath to become the highest quality provider of financial counseling and education services.

Donna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Wayne State University.  She enjoys being outside as much as possible.  You can often find her hiking, swimming, boating, skiing or walking her dog.

Luisa Schumacher Resto - Vice President of Marketing and New Product Development

Luisa Schumacher Resto is an executive with over 15 years of experience leading for social impact. She is fueled by her passion and expertise in marketing, communication, design thinking, organizational strategy and nonprofit management. In her role at GreenPath Financial Wellness Luisa oversees all aspects of marketing and new product development.

Prior to joining GreenPath Financial Wellness Luisa served as a Vice President at United Way for Southeastern Michigan in Detroit, where she led innovation and education initiatives.  She was the executive director of the West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology, a nationally recognized nonprofit that pairs art and technology to empower youth and adults. Luisa also served as project director for the Community Wealth Building Initiative of City First Enterprises in Washington, DC.

Luisa enjoys serving on a wide variety of civic and nonprofit leadership boards, most notably as chairwoman of the Congressman Ehlers Transit Partnership, a business group focused on transforming transit in Michigan.  Luisa has participated as a facilitator at several White House events on social innovation and has been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and recognized in 2011 with the Young Athena Award in Grand Rapids. Luisa is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University.

 

Nicole Bladzik - Director of Information Technology

Nicole has worked at GreenPath since 2003, holding leadership roles in quality assurance, process excellence, project management and information technology. Her teams ensure that GreenPath’s IT infrastructure and applications are always available to support employees, partners and customers.

Nicole's favorite thing about working at GreenPath is the people --- kind, caring, supportive, hard-working and FUN. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her two daughters. She also likes to run (preferably outside when the Michigan weather cooperates). Nicole is a graduate of Michigan State University.

 

Rus Halsey - Director of Operations

Rus began his GreenPath career as a counselor in 1992 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Ferris State University.  Today, he oversees all operations and employees in the company’s branch offices and centralized call center.

He is motivated by the courageous people who contact GreenPath for help each day, and enjoys working with a staff that “does an amazing job of helping people overcome challenging situations and build a better financial future.”  Rus is an active member of his local Rotary Club, and also served on the board of directors for the Lansing Area Catholic Credit Union.  He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and coaching youth sports.

 

Mark Munzenberger - Director of Housing

Mark joined GreenPath in 2003 after spending 15 years at MetLife, where he provided insurance-related services to companies such as General Motors and Delphi.  He is responsible for all of GreenPath’s housing counseling programs, which play an important part of the company’s role as a HUD intermediary.  Mark is an active member of the Coalition of HUD Intermediaries, where he provides an important advocacy role for the role of housing counseling in America. Prior to joining the housing team, Mark served in various roles with GreenPath, including Training & Development, Quality, and Community Education.  
 
He is a long-standing member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and is an active member of the Detroit area chapter.  Mark graduated with a bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University in 1988.  In his spare time, he coaches youth basketball, enjoys fitness, and is an avid Michigan State Spartan football and basketball fan.