LTBHS Board of Directors

Gayle Mroczkowski, President
Gayle Mroczkowski is a former hospital and non profit administrator who has lived in Petoskey for 14 years. During that time, she and her late husband, Tom, adopted a total of five dogs and one cat from LTBHS. In addition to currently serving as Vice-President of the LTBHS Board of Directors, Gayle is Vice-President of the Friends of the Petoskey Public Library. She has also been appointed by the Emmet County Board of Commissioners to serve as a Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility trustee and an advisory board member of the Emmet/Charlevoix Department of Health and Human Services. She has also been appointed as a board member of the North Central Michigan College Foundation. Gayle shares her home with Romeo, whom she adopted from LTBHS.

Lori Jodar, Vice President
Lori Jodar moved to Petoskey in 1976. Lori has been involved with purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs almost all of her adult life and has served the breed in many volunteer capacities including as President of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America. She is currently the President of The Berner-Garde Foundation, a volunteer organization dedicated to the health of Bernese Mountain Dogs. Lori also served on the Charlevoix Area Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, retiring in 2013. Educated as a Registered Nurse, Lori currently owns her own real estate business, Lori Jodar & Co., practicing as a broker in Northern Michigan.

Gordon Ford, Jr., Secretary
Gordon Ford graduated from DenisonUniversity with a B.A. in 1991. Presently, he volunteers with The Children’s Center of Wayne County in Detroit, Michigan. Gordon previously served as Vice President of the Board of Directors at St. Peter’s Home for Boys in Detroit. While on the board, Gordon participated in various committees including finance, development and fundraising. Gordon lives with his wife, Tina, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, with their short hair tortoise shell, Phoenix. They also share their home with Bosco, a pit bull mix who was rescued from LTBHS.  They own a condominium at Trout Creek where they spend much of their time.

William (Bill) McKinley, Treasurer
Bill McKinley is a founding general partner and member of the St. Clair Companies, LLC, investment committee. His experience includes direct client representation and relationship management for transactional business including sell-side and buy-side advisory, capital planning and structuring, and direct placement of debt and equity securities. He has significant domestic and international merger and acquisition advisory experience, with a particular emphasis on manufacturing companies. Bill was a co-founder of W.Y. Campbell & Company, which was sold to Comerica Bank. Bill is also the co-founder of Peninsula Capital Partners and Superior Capital Partners. Prior to that, Bill was a vice president in the corporate finance department of First of Michigan Corporation. Bill holds a B.S. from BabsonCollege and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at DukeUniversity. Bill lives in Harbor Springs with his wife, Celeste. He has two step sons and enjoys spending time with his dogs Daisy and Sailor.

Richard Bolton
Richard Bolton is an attorney with extensive experience in all areas of Private Equity, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities.  He serves as Managing Director of Dickinson Wright’s Private Equity Practice. He provides legal counsel to private equity and mezzanine firms in numerous mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, divestitures, “going private,” mezzanine finance and other similar transactions.  Rick is an alumni of both Michigan State University and Northwestern University School of Law.  He lives in Good Hart and Grosse Pointe Farms with his wife, Linda, and their dog, Parker.  Avid dog lovers, Rick and Linda cherish the memories of Murphy, Darby, Decoy, Hunter and Remy, all of whom loved to run and play on the beach and in the woods in Good Hart.

Peter Bridges

As the senior managing director of Townsend Search Group, Peter Bridges has spent decades successfully placing senior executives, primarily within middle-market organizations. Through close collaboration with clients, he acts as an extension of the organization in order to strengthen management teams and find pacesetter professionals that match specific cultures, industries and leadership specifications. Earning his MBA and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University, Peter’s career in executive search came as happenstance, after a search firm he engaged suggested he enter the industry. Finding the work engaging and meaningful, he has since found success through years of hard work, integrity and perseverance. Peter enjoys learning and developing a mastery of his passions, aviation being the newest. In 2005, he got his private pilot’s license, and today is a commercial, multi-engine, instrument-rated pilot. Peter’s wife, Jill, is a passionate animal lover—one of the couple’s many shared values. The pair reside in Harbor Springs and have two dogs, a pit mix named Memphis and a Doberman named Biggie.

Becky Philipp-Kranig
Becky lives in Petoskey with her husband, Brad, two sons and rescue pup, Freddie. She grew up in the Detroit area and attended the University of Wisconson-Madison. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and skiing with her family. She is the owner of Bearcub Outfitters in Petoskey.

Joelle Drader Wilcox
Joelle has lived in Petoskey with husband Dan and their three children since 2001. She grew up in Northern Indiana and moved to Michigan to attend Albion College and then Wayne State University School of Medicine. Although beginning her professional career as a physician, she went back to school later in life to become a Professional Counselor. She currently serves as the Counseling and Advocacy Program Director for the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. In 2011 she fell in love with her first rescue dog Lucky and LTBHS at the same time! Current animal family members include dog, Bruno, and Patrick the pony who spends his time at Northern Michigan Equine Therapy.