Board of Trustees
Dean Yeotis, President
Thomas J. Mitchell, First Vice-President
Louis A. Hawkins, Second Vice-President
Kathy Boles, Secretary
Robert S. Piper, Treasurer

Eleanor E. Brownell
Mona Hardas
Janice T. Harden
Lynne Hurand
Raymond J. Kelly III
Alan Klein
Jimmy King
Jamile Lawand
Thomas B. Lillie
Bill Moeller
Elizabeth S. Murphy
Jay Nelson
Ira Rutherford
Michael Rucks
Elisabeth Saab
Martha Sanford
Sheila Smith, Founders Society President
Patt Spangler
Lynne A. Taft-Draper, FOMA President
David T. Taylor
Ann Walch-Chan
Jan Werschky

Honorary Trustee
Elizabeth Neithercut

New Members
The FIA welcomes the following members to the
Board of Trustees.

Raymond J. Kelly, III Raymond J. Kelly, III was raised in Flint and has a B.A. cum laude from Notre Dame in English and a B.A. honours and M.A. in Literae Humaniores (Ancient and Modern Philosophy and Ancient History) from Oxford University. After Oxford, he served for nearly four years on active duty with Army Intelligence in Berlin, Washington, and Vietnam and is a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve. R.J. is in his 47th year of serving Flint-area clients in the financial services industry.

R.J. and his wife, Kathleen, have five children and five grandchildren. He and Kathleen have lived in Flushing since 1972. R.J. has written two books as catalogues for exhibitions at the Flint Institute of Arts, Love Everlasting: The Art of Romance Through the Millennia and To Be or Not to Be: Four Hundred Years of Vanitas Painting.

Dr. Alan KleinDr. Alan Klein graduated from New York University’s College of Dentistry, followed by three years at the University of Rochester, completing a general dentistry internship and a fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry. Currently, Dr. Klein is in private practice, providing care to children with special needs and extensive needs in a hospital setting. In addition, Dr. Klein received a law degree from Cooley Law School and a Master’s in Taxation from Wayne State University. Over the years, he has visited hundreds of art and history museums throughout the world!

Martha Sanford Martha Sanford has been a resident of the Flint area her entire life and is a 1985 graduate of Albion College. Martha is Director of Marketing for Miller Apple which owns 22 Applebee’s restaurants in Michigan. Her past volunteer work includes serving on the board of the Bishop Trust, treasurer of the FIA Founder’s Board, the Junior League of Flint and Cedar Street Children’s Center. Martha and her husband of 30 years, Timothy, live in Grand Blanc and have two grown children living in Chicago.

Ann K. Walch-ChanAnn K. Walch-Chan has been a life-long resident of Flint where she and her husband, Alex, have raised their two children. Ann is a graduate of Central Michigan University and had a previous career in banking and teaching. Her lifelong interest in the arts has grown from a love of music and fine art. Ann serves on the Board of the Founders Society and has been actively involved with the FIA for the past 20 years.

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