Community Reflections

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

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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...


Written By: Eric Adelman


Recently, we celebrated my favorite night of the year: Kadima’s Community Awards Night. As the start of a new year for Kadima, it is opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come and what we have planned ahead. It is an evening that inspires me, long after the celebration....



DaliaDalia Rubenstein is the 2018 JOIN Intern for Kadima. Dalia is going to be a junior at Michigan State University and is studying Psychology.


Written by: Dalia Rubenstein 

Kadima means forward and that’s exactly what this internship did; it helped me to move forward. Lessons I’ve learned here will stick with me when I’m moving on to a career after college. I knew I wanted to have an internship this summer and being that I’m passionate about mental health advocacy, I thought Kadima would be a good fit for me. I was right....



Andrew began his work with Kadima in March of 2017, serving as Kadima's Finance Director. Andrew also oversees Kadima's IT support and facility management, among other responsibilities.



Written By: Andrew Thompson

As I complete my first full year with Kadima I begin to reflect on the past twelve months. I came to Kadima with a mixed background. All of my previous positions were finance related. However, none of which were in health care. More specifically, in mental health...