May 9th: Michelle N. Phalen
Michelle Phalen serves as the Program Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter. She collaborates with volunteers to deliver education programs and facilitate caregiver support groups throughout communities in Southeast and South-Central Michigan. She lost her four grandparents to Alzheimer’s disease, but her family did not seek help during the caregiving journey, so Michelle joined the Alzheimer's Association in December 2019 with the goal of informing those affected by dementia of the supportive resources the Alzheimer's Association offers. Prior to her role at the Alzheimer's Association, she served as a Care Coordinator at a managed care organization, connecting families to healthcare services. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Studies from the University of Michigan. Her academic focus was public health and the environment, so she is interested in tackling barriers to care and addressing the socioeconomic factors that cause certain communities to have a greater risk of developing dementia.
May 16th: Brandon A. Denson
Brandon A. Denson is a business owner, creator, co-founder of the nonprofit Bolus Maximus, and health equity advocate. A graduate and former walk-on star linebacker at Michigan State University, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation, Brandon played for three years in the Arena, Canadian, and National Football League and went on to become an Assistant Defensive Coordinator at Detroit’s Voyageur College Prep before pursuing a professional career in community engagement, entrepreneurial ventures, and health equity + diversity and inclusion. A fitness and sports enthusiast, Brandon competed on season eight of the NBC hit TV show, “American Ninja Warrior.” He was the first African-American living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) to be featured in the national sports competition series.
May 30th: Desmon R. Daniel
June 13th: Al Hodge
Al Hodge has spent his entire career within the Plastic Industry.  He has held senior corporate management positions, engineering roles, process support and the manufacturing of plastic machinery and plastic end product with plastic based organizations; domestically and internationally.  
Hodge Plastics Group LLC is dedicated toward the education and environmentalism of plastic pollution.   The planet is choking on plastic pollution and Al Hodge wants that to stop.
Undergraduate degree with Walsh University and Master's from University of Connecticut.  Al Hodge lives in the Ann Arbor, MI area.
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Mondays at 12:00 PM
P.O. Box 980394
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
United States of America