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Advisory Committee

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland – Planned Giving Advisory Committee

Planned Giving Advisory Committee members are volunteers that devote their time and expertise to help advance the hospital’s mission in the community.

If you have a question about making a planned gift in support of St. Joe’s or simply want more information, you may contact any member for a confidential, free initial consultation.

Frederick M. Adams, Jr., MBA
Northern Trust Bank
(248) 593-9210

“Our family’s involvement with St. Joe’s goes back more than 60 years.  My father was a pediatrician at St. Joe’s and served as Chief of Staff in the early 1960’s.   St. Joe’s provided excellent care to my parents throughout their lives and we have made gifts in support of Pediatrics in their memory.” 

Ross Ainley, ChFC
Lincoln Financial Advisors
(248) 948-5149
"St. Joe's has a long history of service to the community.
I consider it an honor to assist in this effort."

Aaron Andreas, MBA
Baron Wealth Management, LLC
(248) 251-0159

“Throughout my personal and business experiences, I have found great satisfaction in giving back to our local community.  The core values of St. Joe’s very much align with my own, which made the decision to get involved with the hospital an easy one and a great fit for me.” 

Suzanne Baber, MA
Community Volunteer
(248) 391-6756

“I have been a volunteer at St. Joe’s for 12 years.  During that time period my husband and I became donors and I have since continued that support on my own.  I believe in the mission of the hospital.  It is a major contributor to the local community.”

Kevin Bernys, JD, LLM  (Committee Chair)
Dickinson Wright PLLC 
(248) 433-7234

“St. Joe’s is a strong, faith-based organization, which is important to me.  For that reason, I enjoy promoting the hospital in the community.  As a way of giving back, I am able to use my professional skill set to help and benefit others wherever possible.”


Paul Erickson, MA
Alpha Asset Advisors
 (248) 549-8888

“As a former youth volunteer at St. Joe’s and someone that has since received care there, my involvement with the hospital goes back nearly 20 years.  I have a great admiration and respect for the medical staff and appreciate the Catholic heritage of the organization.”

Joe Fleck, MBA, CMA
ViSole Energy
(248) 814-8210

“St. Joe’s plays an important role in our community with its superior medical care and faith-based approach to patients.”

Julius Giarmarco, JD, LLM
Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, PC
(248) 457-7200

“First and foremost, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is my hospital of choice.  The care and courtesy given to me at St. Joe’s encourages me want to give back.  Over the years, I have been able to establish relationships with many physicians and staff members.  The Sisters of Mercy oversee the hospital, which is important to me because it ensures the care is faith-based.”

Laurie Horvath, CPA, MBA
Baker tilly
(248) 368-8868

“Together with my four young children, we are a St. Joe’s family!  All of my children were born at St. Joe’s.  Each was a beautiful experience filled with loving, excellent care.  The continual high level of personal care is like no other in the area.  St. Joe’s is a jewel in north Oakland County.”

Terrence E. Keating, JD
Berry Moorman, PC
 (313) 496-1200

“Our family has had a long-term relationship with St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and with Trinity Health.  My involvement is my way of saying thank you for the outstanding experiences we have enjoyed"

Mary Grace McCarter, JD
Rainbow Connection
(248) 601-9474

“My family and I have received many years of high quality care at St. Joe’s.  I have tremendous respect for the volunteer leadership at the hospital.  I am happy to participate to help move its mission forward.”

Derek Plummer
Community Volunteer
 (248) 642-4427

Lynn Vance, CFP
Global Financial Planning Group. LLC
 (248) 649-1144

“St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is a jewel and well worth our support and care.  As a life-long Catholic, I feel it’s important to spend my volunteer time helping promote Catholic institutions in our local community.”

Jim Westwood
Alpha Asset Advisors
 (248) 549-8888


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