Gwen Strachan

Gwen Strachan

Gwen manages daily accounting activities for HFLI, coordinates all logistics for staff and hands-on learning programs, and makes sure the HFLI team has all of the tools needed to do their jobs. Before joining HFLI, Gwen was a design coordinator and project manager who coordinated custom pottery projects from design through fabrication for three of […]

Gary Tubbs

Gary Tubbs

Gary Tubbs joined HFLI in mid-August as our newest Design Fellow. In this role, Gary works closely with the programs team to acquire design thinking mindsets, skills, knowledge, and tools, especially as they apply to innovative use in social innovation, K-20 and youth programming. He graduated from Michigan State University in December 2022 with a […]

THEODORE KOZERSKI

Theodore Kozerski

Theodore guides the strategic growth of HFLI’s learning programs, while developing unique resources and experiences that help learners to think creatively, work collaboratively with others, and implement innovations. He brings a unique perspective to the role that blends a passion for socio-cultural anthropology, formal study and application of human-centered-design methods, experience as an entrepreneur, and […]

Sonya Nicks

Sonya Nicks

Sonya works directly with HFLI’s executive director, and is focused on developing a strong team and solid foundation at HFLI through her leadership of financial reporting, budgeting, internal control policies and procedures, and human resources. She brings more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance to HFLI. Most recently, Sonya was the accounting […]

LISA KREINBRING

Lisa Kreinbring

Lisa is a communications, partnership, and branding strategist with more than 25 years of broad experience in business, K-12 education, and nonprofit environments. As Director of External Relations, she brings to HFLI a strong focus on social responsibility, a proven ability to connect people, organizations, and opportunities in purposeful ways, and a creative confidence that […]

DEBORAH PARIZEK

Deborah Parizek

A non-profit leader and educator with 25 years of experience in dynamic learning environments, Deborah Parizek drives HFLI’s efforts to provide workshops, programs and site coaching that pair effective education and human-centered design approaches, empowering learners to lead transformational change in, with and for their community. She is known for cultivating the conversations, empathy, and […]

Ossama Elroos

Ossama Elroos

Ossama contributes to the strength of our schools and organization by overseeing the strategic planning and implementation of administrative, infrastructural, operational and instructional technologies of HFLI and HFLI’s network of Henry Ford Academies. As a part of that work, he also supervises and provides mentoring and training to school-based technology coordinators. Ossama is an experienced […]