Alison Kenyon has been a Wolverine for many years, graduating from the Residential College, and from LSA with a degree in Film, Television and Media. After graduation, Alison became a professional Actors’ Equity Association stage manager, a membership she maintains to this day. She returned to the University of Michigan in 2005. In 2018, she joined LSA HR Specialized Office Services (SOS). Moving around LSA to assist units when they most need a positive energy injection is something that brings her satisfaction. She previously served on the Ideal Work Experience and Core Voices teams.
Outside of the U, Alison enjoys writing for any audience, colored pencil drawing, gardening and tent camping around this beautiful state.
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Associate Director of Programs and Services
Alison Nix (she/her/hers) is Associate Director of Programs and Services at MHealthy. She has been with MHealthy and the University of Michigan for 12 years. Alison previously served on the Voices of the Staff Leveraging Technology team and was on the Core Team for one year. Alison has a MPH from the U-M School of Public Health and a MUP from the U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. When Alison is not working, she is wrangling her 9-year old daughter and her 12-year old son. She likes to spend time with family, visit her family’s cottage in E. Tawas, help manage the neighborhood swim team and tend to her house plants.
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Marketing and Social Media Manager
Celia Alcumbrack (she /her/hers) is the marketing and social media manager for the School of Dentistry, where she has worked for 16 years. She served on the Leadership and Work/Life balance teams in Voices, and has been on the Selection Committee for the Staff Impact Awards for four years. Celia likes to focus on the big picture, always asks "why" and ensures projects have a purpose and a goal. As a foster for HSHV, she fosters pregnant cats, and kittens with complex medical needs. In her non-work hours, she is passionate about creating art, usually in miniature form, rock hounding, and learning new skills. She is also a huge advocate for staff appreciation, healthy work/life balances, and fair staff compensation.
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Deanna Wadley (she/her/hers) is a Clinical Manager within the Division of Hospital Medicine, where she leads several teams supporting new incoming residents and hospitalist. Deanna is passionate about creating engaged, positive and creative teams. She currently participates on the Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team. She formerly served on the inaugural Voices Diversity team. She has worked for Michigan Medicine for 19 years and is a proud parent of a Michigan alum ’22 and LaSalle University alum ’23. In her spare time, Deanna enjoys spending time with her family’s therapy dogs, upcycling furniture, traveling, reading, and cooking.
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Project Senior Manager
Doreen N. Tinajero (she/her) is the Project Senior Manager at the Center for Social Solutions. She manages the Center’s inaugural project, Our Compelling Interests. Doreen was recruited to help establish the Center and continues to support various aspects of the Center. She serves as the president of the Women of Color Task Force, and a current member of Organizational Learning's Facilitator Engagement Program and the Anti-Racist Alliance. Prior to joining Dr. Lewis at the University of Michigan, Doreen served multiple roles at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York since 1997. Her tenure included work in the Foundation’s Conservation and the Environment program until its closure in 2013, subsequently supporting the newly established International Higher Education and Strategic Projects program. While supporting a $13M international effort, she also served as a project manager on a president-led initiative. Doreen has earned a BS from Marymount Manhattan College, and an MA from New York University.
She serves as a board member at SafeHouse Center and a committee member at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.
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Senior Research Laboratory Specialist and Lab Manager
Erin Bigelow (she/her/hers) is a senior research laboratory specialist and lab manager with the Orthopaedic Surgery department, working on preventing fragility fractures. She has worked at Michigan Medicine since May 2009. She is passionate about employee engagement, community building, and sustainability in the workplace. She's one of AENT's advisors. When not in lab, Erin enjoys cooking, reading, crafting, and spending time with her family.
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Value Analyst Senior
Jennifer Slater (she/her/hers) is a Value Analyst for Supply Chain, and worked for the Department of Pathology prior to that. She earned her B.S. from the University of Michigan in 2005 and has held various roles at Michigan Medicine ever since. Jennifer previously served on the Best Practices and Technology team and is looking forward to a new role as Facilitator with Voices of the Staff. When not on campus, Jennifer and her husband are kept busy with their 3-year-old twin boys and 5-year old rescue pup. They all enjoy getting outdoors, family time and finding the next best brunch spot.
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Senior Systems Administrator
Josh Simon (he/him) is a senior systems administrator with LSA Technology Services, has been at U-M since May 2008, and is an active participant on university-wide projects such as the Michigan IT News, Michigan IT Symposium, and Voices of the Staff. He's one of AENT's facilitators. He's also an election inspector and precinct chair for the City of Ann Arbor. For fun he reads (mostly mysteries and science fiction) and while not a chef he's a decent all-around cook.
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Administrative Assistant Senior
Kelly Saxton-Graham is an Administrative Assistant Senior in the Health Information Technology Services Department where she supports the Enterprise Infrastructure division. She has worked for Michigan Medicine since 1998 spending the first seventeen years working for Patient Accounts and Billing Third Party Collections in Revenue Cycle. This is where she developed her passion for Customer Service. She was born and raised in Ann Arbor. Her grandfather was a U-M graduate and her youngest son, Jacob will soon graduate from U-M. During her employment, Mott saved her son’s life a few times. This just added to her already bleeding maize and blue. She volunteers at the Mott Golf Classic annually as it is near and dear to her heart. She spent two years on the Performance Management team during the beginning of Voices of the Staff. Kelly also joined the Career Development Fund for Staff Committee. She states that her experience with that just reiterated what she already knew about U-M employees being the best people on the planet. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family/friends, gardening, being in nature, and traveling.
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Trainer, Website Administrator
Kim Wehrmeister (they/them, she/her) is an HR-Payroll Trainer and Website Administrator for Michigan Medicine Human Resources. Kim has worked at the University of Michigan for more than 20 years, starting with Business & Finance on Campus and moving to the Health System in 2007. Previously, Kim served Voices on the Environmental Stewardship network team as well as eight years on the Program Management Team. In non-work hours, Kim is an avid swim-bike-run-er and member of Ann Arbor Triathlon Club, serving as Chair of the club’s DEI Committee. Additional pastimes include painting, houseplants, and spoiling two rescue cats.
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Certified Emergency Registered Nurse
Loveth Egi is a Certified Emergency Registered Nurse with 24 years of experience. She has worked at the Emergency Department of Michigan Medicine for 17 years. She holds a BSN in Nursing and went on to Law school in 2015 to earn a Law degree, which has further enhanced her understanding of the legal standards of care and the connection to the medical standards of care. The Law degree has enabled her to be a more effective advocate for her patients, which helps to give patients a voice in their medical treatment and this in turn makes Loveth feel she is making a difference in her patients’ lives. Loveth previously served as a member of the Voices of the Staff in 2017-2018 in the Voices of the Staff Ideal Work Experience team and in 2018-2019 in Voices of the Staff Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) team. When not working, she likes to spend time with family, visit Smithsonian museums when traveling since she is a natural history enthusiast, or watch nature documentaries on the National Geographic channel.
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