James Dehem - Chief Executive Officer & President - CEO
Jim Dehem is the President/CEO of Community Living Services as well as President of Friends of CLS, a separate non-profit organization. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University. He has almost 40 years’ experience working with people with developmental disabilities.
Mr. Dehem also serves as a Director and the Vice Chairperson for the Center for Self-Determination. The Center is an international Training and Technical Assistance Center. He has been employed with Community Living Services since 1989.
Lisa Ballien – Oakland County Executive Director
Lisa Ballien is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She is a licensed social worker and currently is the Director of Community Supports at Community Living Services of Oakland County, MI. Lisa has worked with people with developmental disabilities for nearly 25 years. She believes passionately that all people should have the same opportunities in the world, and works to promote that philosophy and to create action steps to make it happen.