Join us for our third inclusion roundtable program. This session will include a discussion from Dr. Colleen Allen, President and CEO of Autism Alliance, and Brent Mikulski, President and CEO of Services to Enhance Potential.
Admission is free but registration is required via Livonia Chamber website: www.livonia.org.
Initial discussion available via Facebook Live on the Livonia Chamber of Commerce's page.
As part of the Livonia Chamber of Commerce’s ongoing inclusion and awareness initiatives, the Chamber is partnering with the Livonia Human Relations Commission and Masco Corporation to organize open, informal discussions in a judgement-free environment with local residents and business people to help us engage, increase awareness of, and connect better with more people.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Dr. Colleen Allen is the President and CEO of the Autism Alliance of Michigan. She was appointed by Governor Snyder as the inaugural Chair of the MI Autism Council, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services in 2012, and in 2017, to the state Developmental Disability Council. She was also appointed to Mayor Duggan’s Detroit Workforce Board in 2015 and is a member of Leadership Detroit (XXXVIII).
She sits on several professional and non-profit boards, including; InCompass Michigan, the Mary Rackham Institute of the University of Michigan, the Roeper School, and the advisory board of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts.
Dr. Allen is the founder and was Director of Henry Ford Health System’s (HFHS) Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities until 2012. In her role as President and CEO of the Autism Alliance, Dr. Allen has spent the past eight years engaged in advocacy, programming, and trainings for families and service providers to improve access to critical services and supports, and employment opportunities for adults with autism and related disabilities.
Dr. Allen received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, her M.S. in Speech/Language Pathology from Boston University, and her Ph.D. from Wayne State University.
Brent Mikulski is the President and CEO of Services to Enhance Potential. Working in Community Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation since 1998, Brent’s career has included Executive Leadership and Management roles at Outpatient, Inpatient Hospitals, and Residential organizations throughout Southeastern Michigan and in North Carolina. Brent also is a CARF surveyor, where he has worked with organizations around the county since 2009 in achieving and maintaining their CARF Accreditation.
Brent is the past-Chairperson for INCOMPASS MICHIGAN, the State of Michigan Association of Rehabilitation Providers. He also serves on the Wayne County Sheriff Youth and Senior Education Fund Board working with other Board Members to help raise funds for outreach events for the Wayne County Sheriff. For the past two years, Brent has served as a member of the City of Detroit’s Workforce Development Board, Disability Sub-Committee, working together to improve the employment options for those individuals with disabilities and challenges in Detroit. He also serves on the State of Michigan Home and Community Based Services-Implementation Advisory Group since its development in 2016. Brent is also a former Board Member of the Arc of Dearborn and the past chair of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. In January of 2021 Brent was appointed by Governor Whitmer to serve a three-year term on the Michigan Council of Rehabilitation Services.
Brent has been married for over 25 years to his wife Stephanie, a Quality Specialist Supervisor at Starfish Family Services. They are proud parents of two children, Madison and Kyle. Brent graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte and continued his undergraduate education at the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with a degree in Mathematics. Brent continued his education at Wayne State University, where he completed his Master’s Degree in In Business Administration, where he focused on Operational Management and Finance. When not working, Brent enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and golfing.
ABOUT INCLUSION ROUNDTABLES
Community-minded people of various backgrounds will lead the sessions and guide the breakout discussions that will help grow your network in business and in the community.