Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Donna Rajkovic

President

Evonne Simoff

First Vice President

William Bell

Second Vice President

Elizabeth Bell

Secretary

Dr. Ross W. Anderson

Director

Dr. Richard Goich

Director

Lana Klosterman

Director

Dr. Michael Simoff

Medical Advisor

Mike Rajkovic

Treasurer

Adrienne Young

Director

Donna Rajkovic

Founder & President

Donna founded Team Fox Detroit in 2016, a 501c(3) public charity dedicated to supporting the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. She became President in 2018 when the charity she founded received its official IRS designation. She was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease in 2012 and has been enrolled in the Parkinson’s Progression Marker Initiative (PPMI) research study at the Cleveland Clinic for seven years. The PPMI study is dedicated to finding a biomarker for Parkinson’s disease which would make it easier to diagnose and target new medications to stop disease progression. She is also enrolled in Fox Insight, an online clinical study where people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones share information that could transform the search for better treatments.

In addition to leading Team Fox Detroit, Donna serves as President of Serbian Sisters Ravanica whose primary function is to raise money to support children’s activities in the St. Lazarus Parish as well as other Orthodox charities in the Detroit metropolitan area. She also serves as Second Vice President of The Executive Board of St. Lazarus Ravanica Serbian Orthodox Church in Detroit, Michigan.

Donna is committed to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through funding research. She lives in Novi, MI with her husband Mike and their three sons, Stevan, Daniel, and Alan.

Evonne Simoff

First Vice President

Evonne Simoff is a Director and First Vice President of Fox In The D. Evonne is currently living with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease and actively fundraises for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. She became First Vice President of The Board of Directors of Fox In The D in 2018. Prior to her diagnosis, Evonne worked for OHM Advisors as a design engineer, project manager, and account manager. She later owned and operated her own consulting business for five years before retiring to take care of her family. Evonne is a graduate of The University of Michigan and lives in Northville with her husband Dr. Mike Simoff and their son Evan. Evonne is also part of Fox Insight is an online clinical study where people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones share information that could transform the search for better treatments.

William Bell

Second Vice President

Bill Bell is a Director and Second Vice President of Fox In The D. He is President and CEO of Leadec Corporation, a privately held industrial services provided to the automotive industry. Prior to joining Leadec in 2014, Bill was Global CEO of Durr Ecoclean GmbH, a publicly held capital equipment supplier to the automotive industry. Over the past 30 years, Bill has held numerous senior executive positions as well as Advisory Board Seats for companies within the capital equipment market. Bill lives in South Lyon Township with his wife Beth. They have three sons, Rob, Ryan and Billy.

Elizabeth Bell

Secretary

Beth Bell is a Director and Secretary of The Board of Fox In The D. As a Certified Public Accountant, Beth has held various finance and accounting positions at Material Science Corporation in Elk Grove Village, IL and at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Corporation in Cincinnati, OH. Beth lives in South Lyon, Michigan with her husband Bill. They have three sons, Robbie, Ryan and Billy.

Dr. Ross W. Anderson

Director

A retired orthodontist, Ross studied chemical and materials engineering for three years prior to starting his dental education. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1984, and practiced general dentistry for three years, while teaching part-time. He then completed a one-year certificate program in TMJ disorders, and went on to earn his specialist certificate in Orthodontics at Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, NY.

 

In 1991 he started his orthodontic practice in Canton, Michigan, and taught part-time at the U-D Mercy and the U-M dental schools. After practicing for 23 years, Ross decided to retire from practice due to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. He enjoys spending time with family, woodworking, reading and traveling. Since 2015 he has been involved in fundraising for The Michael J. Fox Foundation. He lives in Salem Township with his wife Kathy, son Gavin, and mother-in-law Eva.

Dr. Richard Goich

Director

Dr. Richard Goich is a Director of Fox In The D and a retired podiatrist after 44 years in practice. He attended the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, CA. Richard has been married to his wife Kathleen for 47 years. They have two daughters, Dr. Sara Ream and Nicole Gerbens and five grandchildren, Emme, Cali, Ryan, Mika, and Beau. Richard enjoys singing in choir at St. Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Church. He also enjoys bowling and is President-elect of the Shelby Township Golden K Kiwanis.

Lana Klosterman

Director

Lana Klosterman has served as a Committee member for Team Fox in the “D” since 2016 and joined the Board of Directors in September 2018.  Lana has worked for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for 25 years as a Global Account Support Manager. She supports a large telecommunications company with custom Critical support and has a strong background spearheading multi-platform solutions to optimize business goals.

 

She also has a background as an Instructor at Hewlett-Packard for 4 years teaching Unix OS and prior to 1993, Lana was employed at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) as an Educational Consultant Instructor in the areas of Operating systems for Ultrix, OSF/1, VAX/VMS, and Allin1.

 

Prior to joining the Fox In The D, Lana has served on the Vestry Committee @ St. John’s Episcopal Church, Plymouth, MI from 2006-09. Lana and her husband, live in Novi, MI with their two sons Bryan and Kyle.

Dr. Michael Simoff

Director

Dr. Michael Simoff is a Director and Medical Advisor of “Fox in the D”.  Mike is also the Director of Bronchoscopy, Interventional Pulmonology, and Lung Cancer Screening for the Henry Ford Health System.  He is also the international advisor to the Chinese Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. In addition to his senior staff role, he is a Medical Advisor for the following companies:  Intuitive Surgical Robotics, Auris Health, Gongwin BioPharm, VIDA Diagnostics, Astmatx, Ltd., superDimension, Ltd., Veran, Ltd., and Alveolus, Ltd.  Mike lives in Northville, Michigan with his wife Evonne and their son Evan.

Mike Rajkovic

Treasurer

Mike is a Director and Treasurer of Fox In The D. He is also presently Senior Advisor to Cerberus Capital Management, a Private Equity Firm headquartered in New York City. Mike has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Tower International since August 1, 2007 and retired from this position in December, 2018. Prior to joining Tower, he served as a senior member of the operations team of Cerberus Capital Management (CCM) from August 2006 to August 2007 and assisted in various aspects of CCM’s 2007 acquisition Tower.

 

Mike has held a variety of senior level finance and operations positions including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United States Can Corporation, a privately held global packaging company. Mike also served as Vice President of Finance for North America as well as Chairman of the Board of Canada for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Prior to joining Goodyear, Mike held a variety of positions at Visteon Corporation and Ford Motor Company.

 

Mike lives in Novi with his wife Donna and their three sons, Stevan, Daniel and Alan.

Adrienne Young

Director

Adrianne has been a part of Team Fox in the D since 2016 and joined the Board of Directors in 2018. She lives in Rochester Hills, MI with her husband Scott and their two Andrew and Nathan. She graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and works as a Purchasing Manager for Industrial Automation LLC.

 

Parkinson’s Disease has had a huge impact on Adrianne’s family. Her dad suffered from Parkinson’s for 15 years. This led her to become more involved in the community, to help raise awareness and to raise funds for research so that we can ultimately find a cure. She truly believes we will see a cure for Parkinson’s Disease in our lifetime.