Kadima

Community Reflections

Hear from our community and staff on how Kadima is helping our clients move forward.

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 Mikel is the director of community arts partnerships at for the College for Creative Studies. In collaboration with Kadima Board Member/Creative Expressions Council Chair Barbara Kratchman, he helped build the art and photography curriculum for Creative Expressions.

Written By: Mikel Bresee

 

Barb headShotA nurse in Metro Detroit, Barb has seen firsthand how mental health affects individuals in the community. She was motivated to provide her support for Kadima by a close friend serving on Kadima’s board of directors whose adult children were coping with mental health challenges. She began her service on the Healthy Body Healthy Mind committee and later joined the board. She also serves on the Tyler Howard Mini Golf Classic and Gardening committees.

Written By: Barb Schwartz

"Mental health is an issue affecting us all, whether it is you personally, a family member, a friend or a “friend of a friend"... 

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Barbara works for Henry Ford Health System and served as a consultant for Kadima from June 2018 to April 2019 to help identify its key performance indicators and develop its “elevator pitch.”

 

Written By: Barbara Bressack

 

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Jared and his wife Lisa, along with friends Kathy and Michael Rothstein, developed the Kadima Tyler Howard Mini Golf Classic, first held in 2018, in honor of their friend Tyler Howard who died by suicide in 2015.  

Written By: Jared Rothberger

 

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Gail was a part of the initial team who recognized a community organization like Kadima was needed and has used her clinical experience to offer her perspective on continued services and programming. Serving two terms, Gail was one of Kadima’s first presidents, and thereafter, held a joint-role with a fellow past president during a time of transition. She has been on the Executive Committee for the past 10 years.

Written By: Gail Stewart Berman

As a social worker for 14 years at Jewish Vocational Services (JVS), now JVS Human Services, I continually encountered the need for treating people...