Wolverine Human Services

Who We Are

We’re on a mission to provide safety, sustenance, nurturing,
and therapeutic intervention for children.

WHS Mission Statement

In everything we do, our mission remains the same: “Helping Children to be Victors.”

Our purpose is to offer the most appropriate settings and most effective service providers to children, their families and their communities. We take part in a mutual effort assisting those in need to overcome social and economic barriers, to capitalize on their personal strengths, and to contribute to their own healing. Our approach is eclectic and is founded on the premise of “unconditional” care. Wolverine’s continuum of services and effective network of referral sources provide a responsive and cost-effective system accessible at the community level.

We continue to use new treatment approaches, to reach out and collaborate with other services providers, and to utilize input from our many clients, constituents, funders, and supporters.

Robert E. Wollack

Letter from Robert E. Wollack, President

“If you want to do something to help change your world, you can do that – one child at a time.” — Clifton Davis (1945-)

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WHS Strategic Goals

fundraising

Fundraising

Establish, develop, and implement a fundraising strategy for WHS.

Job Interview

Human Resources

Improve the processes governing recruitment, hiring, and retention of quality WHS employees.

Marketing

Marketing

Define the needs of the agency and market to effectively promote WHS programs, create a strategy for effective fund development.

programs

Program

To evaluate, refine and assess areas for new program development within WHS residential and community based treatment services.

IT

IT

Maintain and upgrade WAN and Email systems.

Financial

Financial

Deliver budgeted profit for the fiscal year.

Executive Team

Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes

Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Brink

Lisa Brink

Vice President of Business
Matthew Wollack

Matthew Wollack

Vice President of Strategic Development
Thomas Krolicki

Thomas Krolicki

Senior Vice President of Community Based and Residential Programs
Paul

Paul Whitney

Vice President of Residential Programs
Annet

Annet M. Schlosser

Vice President of Human Resources

WHS Board of Trustees

Wolverine Human Services is governed by a Board of Trustees:

  • Karen Paciorek, Ph.D
    Chair, Eastern Michigan University
  • Ronald Warhurst
    First Vice-Chairman
  • Warde Manuel
    Trustee, University of Michigan
  • Vincent J. Brennan
    Trustee, Denali Energy
  • Ritchie Piert
    Trustee, Marjin Group
  • Martin F. Daly
    Trustee, Daly Merritt, Inc.
  • Thomas Rogers
    Trustee
  • James Libs
    Secretary, Brown & Brown of Detroit
  • Gerard Meter
    Treasurer, Steelcase, Inc.
  • John Wangler
    Trustee, TopCat Sales
  • Robert E. Wollack
    Second Vice-Chairman, Wolverine Human Services
  • Jordan Morgan
    Trustee, The Jordan Morgan Foundation
  • Brittany Young
    Trustee, Plastipak Packaging
  • Jonathan Minder
    Trustee, Maximus Ventures
  • Adam R. Burgess
    Trustee, Plante Moran Cresa

WHS Awards and Accreditation

council on accreditation

Wolverine Human Services is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, “a comprehensive independent accreditor of behavioral health care and social service organizations operating in the United States and Canada. Over 1000 organizations, voluntary, public and proprietary, local and statewide, large and small, have either successfully achieved accreditation through the Council’s process or are currently engaged in the process.”

Association of Accredited Child & Family Agencies

Wolverine is a member of the Association of Accredited Child and Family Agencies, whose mission is to “enhance and improve the provision of child welfare systems and services to children and families in Michigan.”

Michigan.gov

Wolverine Human Services is licensed by the State of Michigan in every program as required by law.

Youth Upload

Our youth are engaged in healing activities every day, and one of the most empowering tools they use is telling their stories through creative expression. We invite you to browse some of their work here, and support them in sharing their story and continuing on the path of healing.Have you heard about our partnership with the Beck Institute? Together, we are training our staff, teaching our children, and integrating principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) into the everyday culture at Wolverine. This partnership will make us the first and only juvenile justice agency in the world to provide this evidence-based best practice to our youth.

2018 WHS Annual Report

2018 WHS Annual Report

2018 Annual Facilities Report