Board of Directors
The CLS Board of Directors is a unique mix of stakeholders including people we support, business leaders, advocates, family members, all those who have a genuine concern for the rights and freedom of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All monthly Board meetings are open to the public. Please direct any desired correspondence to the Board or for membership information to
Ms. Billie Nagi, Executive Assistant at
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CLS Board Members
Bonnie Walker spent 15 years as the Supervisor of Children’s Crisis Screening and three years as a Clinical Therapist at The Guidance Center Adult and Family Services. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Ms. Walker currently volunteers for The American Red Cross where she assists with volunteer coordination and community education projects.
Dohn Hoyle is the Chairperson of the CLS Board of Directors. He is also the Executive Director of the Arc of Michigan www.arcmi.org. He is the past president of the Association for Community Advocacy and The Autism Society of Michigan and current president of the Michigan Quality Community Care Council (Governor appointed).
Mr. Hoyle’s areas of expertise include Partners in Policy Making, supported employment, guardianship and community organizing advocacy campaigns. He is author of several books including: Leverage for System Change: Rethinking Guardianship, co-author of Planning a More Secure Future: Considerations in Guardianship and Estate Planning and SSI/SSDI-An Advocate’s Manual.
Phil Cavanagh was recently elected to the CLS Board of Directors. Cavanagh is a former member of Michigan House of Representatives (2011-2014) who focused specifically on improving the delivery of mental health services, tax foreclosures, and protecting Michigan workers and those living at or below the poverty level. Mr. Cavanagh also served four terms as a Wayne County Commissioner (2001-2008) and was appointed the Detroit Wayne County Mental Health Agency Board.
Mr. Cavanagh received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Aquinas College, and his MBA and J.D, from the University of Detroit Mercy. He lives in Redford where he raised three daughters Erin, Veronica, and Mary.
Richard Clark holds a degree in Political Science from Oakland University as well as a law degree from the Detroit College of Law. He joined the firm Miller, Weinberg, Necker and Johnson in 1973, became a partner in 1977 and was appointed the Attorney for the City of Wayne in 1990. He also opened his own law firm in 1992 and retired last May. Clark has long been involved with Special Olympics on many levels. He has served on the Board of Directors, been part of the Fundraising Committee, co-chaired the Area Olympics Committee and was the Michigan Special Olympics President in 1980 and 1990. Clark was inducted into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame in 1996.
Scott Decker has a passion for all things sports, especially baseball. His love of the game has led to many opportunities to use his public speaking skills as he has been a sports announcer for many years. He graduated from Oakland University and volunteers for several organizations including the Carolina Hurricanes, St. John Hospital and Services for Older Citizens.
Sylvia Kloc spent 20 years as the Executive Director of the Arc Northwest in Wayne County as well as 17 years volunteering for the advocacy organization. Ms. Kloc has spent most of her life fighting for inclusion and self-determination for people with disabilities. Now retired, she resides in Florida but makes several trips a year to Michigan to visit family and friends and attends Board meetings via teleconference. She continues to advocate for the freedom of all people with disabilities and intends on carrying on her son, Steven’s legacy, who passed away in 2009.
Angela Martin is a Community Support Specialist/Research Assistant with the Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University. Angela has a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Community Practice and Social Action. She has experience in family support resource development, curriculum design and training on Self-determination, Person Centered Planning, and Leadership/Self-Advocacy. Angela’s youngest sibling, who was born with intellectual and development disabilities, has laid a strong foundation in her life’s work particularly as it relates to Self-Determination.
Kim Rosario studied Music Theory and Composition at Oakland Community College. While attending school, he trained to become a motivational speaker where he spoke to various groups about living with a disability and overcoming stigma. He is also an advocate on behalf of the disability population and has testified at various hearings in Lansing. Rosario has been employed by the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority in the Recipient Rights department and as an Intake Housing Resource Specialist for Community Housing Network. Rosario currently resides in Farmington where he enjoys spending time with his daughter.
Bryan Peckinpaugh is a Public Affairs Manager with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, and a member of the University of Michigan - Dearborn Alumni Society Board. Community Living Services provides supports to his sister-in-law. He recently advocated for inclusion of persons with disabilities to be considered for employment on construction projects and residency at affordable housing developments in the region.
Mr. Peckinpaugh’s work has centered on serving the community through non-profit and government agencies. He was at the American Red Cross - Southeastern Michigan Chapter for ten years, the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, and served as communications manager for Detroit City Council Members Gary Brown, Saunteel Jenkins and Gabe Leland, and Wayne County Commissioner Kevin McNamara. He also provided public relations consulting for Bishop Edgar L. Vann II of Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and former Detroit Deputy Mayor Freman Hendrix.
Mr. Peckinpaugh received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan - Dearborn. He lives in Redford with his wife Amy.