You may communicate directly with our Board of Directors by addressing your letter to: 

House by the Side of the Road
Attn: Board of Directors
2051 S State Street
Ann Arbor, Mi 48104

Or by sending an email to

Mark Hopper, Board President, is a recently retired Ann Arbor lawyer who has served as Mayor of the City of Saline.  He has two adult children and currently resides with his wife Vicki in the Saline area.



 Scott King, Board Vice President, has a background in Enterprise Software Sales and served as a Solution Engineer for a variety of big tech companies including Salesforce, MicroStrategy, and OpenText. He earned his dual-CAD/CAM BS from Eastern Michigan University. Scott has a daughter and enjoys University of Michigan football games, hiking, wake-surfing, and traveling.

 Lynn Cohan, Board Secretary, currently works in finance at the University of Michigan in the Office of Research.  She earned her BS from the University of Mississippi and is a CPA.  Lynn and her husband share four children and two grandchildren and enjoy spending time with family and friends.


 Ken Westerman, Board Treasurer, is retired from the Ann Arbor Public Schools where he was director of Choral Activities at Scarlett Junior High from 1975 to 1981 and Pioneer High School from 1981 to 2010. Ken has degrees from Yale and the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Cherry, have a daughter, son, and two grandchildren. He enjoys golf and ice hockey.



 Debra Dill is currently a Senior Project Representative at the University of Michigan. She earned her BS and MPA from Eastern Michigan University. Debra and her husband have three daughters. Debra enjoys traveling, spending quality time with family and friends, and volunteering with Dress for Success Michigan Inc.

 Venus Depena works at Huron High School as a Special Education Teacher Assistant. She graduated from the University of Michigan with an MA in Education and a Michigan Teaching Certificate. Venus, married 26 years, has a 15-year-old son. Born and raised in New York City, she has lived in Michigan 29 years. She enjoys teaching, volunteering, and faith-based activities.