Meet the Team

Board of Directors

Donna Rajkovic

President

Evonne Simoff

First Vice President

William Bell

Second Vice President

Elizabeth Bell

Secretary

Mike Rajkovic

Treasurer

Dr. Ross W. Anderson

Director

Dr. Richard Goich

Director

Lana Klosterman

Director

Dr. Michael Simoff

Director

Adrienne Young

Director

Committee Members

Jason Lanham

Committee Member

Alexander Jacobson

Committee Member

Shannyn Hyland

Committee Member

Dr. Rosemary Batanjski

Committee Member

Julie Djurich

Committee Member

Snezana Gasic

Committee Member

Rebekah Robinson

Committee Member

Adi Redzic

Committee Member

Sharon Vesche

Committee Member

Kathy Joyce Anderson

Committee Member

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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Jason Lanham

Astro Creative CO.

Jason Lanham is a producer at Astro Creative Company and has been a video professional since 2013. Jason loves to stay fit, listen to all kinds of music and to do anything that sparks his creativity. Lanham joined Team Fox in the D because he was inspired by Donna as she works so hard to spread awareness while dealing with Parkinson’s herself. Also, to broaden knowledge of Parkinson’s and bring awareness for the need of a cure.

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Alexander Jacobson

Astro Creative CO.

Alexander Jacobson is a producer at Astro Creative Company and has been a video professional since 2011. With experience in film, television and online content, he is able to help create wonderful content for Team Fox in the D! Jacobson joined Team Fox Detroit to help spread awareness and to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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Shannyn Hyland

Committee Member

I joined Team Fox Detroit to help my longtime family friend, Donna. Learning about Parkinson’s Disease has been an eye opening experience and I feel honored to work with such strong, resilient Parkinson’s patients. The outpouring of love and support that the Detroit community has shown this organization is awe inspiring. Together we will speed a cure!

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Dr. Rosemary Batanjski

Committee Member

I love being on the Team Fox Detroit committee. Over the last 10 years I have been deeply affected and moved by the generosity, love and support from friends, family and strangers. I have personally experienced what it feels like to be diagnosed with a rare life threatening condition and feeling the need to raise awareness because it gives me hope. I have years of experience serving as a board member for Loeys Dietz Foundation, my Church St. Lazarus, Women Chiropractors and many other non-profit organizations. People ask me all the time “why do it”, my response simply is “because I can and because I feel one day there will be a cure for many of the diseases we are affected by today.” I am proud to be one of the First Team Fox Detroit committee members and will continue to serve this initiative and strongly feel like we are making a difference because 100% of the funds we raise goes to research.

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Julie Djurich

Committee Member

I joined Team Fox in the D to honor one of my hero’s Donna Rajkovic. Growing up, Michael J. Fox’s posters were all over my walls. The day he announced his diagnosis I remember my mom and I crying. Never did I imagine this disease would hit so close to home 20 years later. Donna is one of closest friends and the most selfless human being I have ever known. If she wants to fight for a cure then we fight alongside her. Finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease is so important and we continue on in this journey together.

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Snezana Gasic

Committee Member

I have been a longtime family friend of the Rajkovic family and now a committee member of Team Fox in the D. Through the organization I have met so many wonderful, inspiring individuals and their families. I have heard so many touching stories about life with this devastating disease and I am proud to be a part of this organization which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. I am looking forward to all of our exciting events this year and hope to see you there!

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Rebekah Robinson

Committee Member

Rebekah Robinson has been a personal jewelry designer for over 20 years. Rebekah is passionate about expressing other’s feelings and emotions through the fine art of jewelry making. When asked to help design the Lucky Fox jewelry line I was moved and inspired to be part of an amazing cause.

 

My passion for being part of the Fox In The D Team stems from a personal experience of seeing loved ones fight this horrible disease. I am committed to do everything in my power to help find a cure! I am looking forward to a world free of Parkinson’s so her son can grow up not ever knowing the emotion and physical pain that this disease causes.

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Adi Redzic

Committee Member

Adi Redzic is the Founder and CEO of Think Change Ventures. He is an award-winning life, business, and leadership coach, entrepreneur, author of two books, and motivational speaker. From a war-torn childhood to meetings at The White House, Adi has proven the possibility of change and growth. Adi is humbled to be a part of this dedicated, bold, and innovative team that is working to raise awareness and invest in research in order to find cure for Parkinson’s!

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Sharon Vesche

Committee Member

Sharon was a world class athlete, as a former member of the United States National Tae Kwon Do Team and wants to be a positive role model for other Parkinson’s patients on the importance of physical exercise and the positive impact it has on Parkinson’s. Sharon Vesche also is an artist who loves to paint. Sharon wants

Parkinson’s patients to understand the importance of optimism and not giving into the disease. 

 

After being diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s in September of 2017, which took several years to officially diagnose. Sharon Vesche has made it her mission to help others navigate their diagnoses with positive support as she received from The Michael J. Fox Foundation. After Sharon’s diagnosis she didn’t know where to turn for help and support. After getting in contact with The Michael J. Fox Foundation she received the support and education on what Parkinson’s is from some of the most top researchers and doctors in the world. Sharon learned that The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure through funded research and the development of improved therapies for all living with Parkinson’s. The Foundation takes a optimistic approach to finding a cure. This mission brought Sharon in contact with Team Fox In The D. Sharon feels she has so much to give to the Parkinson’s community after all the support she received by The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Sharon is extremely excited to be working with Team Fox in the D to spread support and awareness of Parkinson’s within our communities and to drive funding and research to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Kathy Joyce Anderson

Committee Member

Kathy is a wife, a mother, a homemaker, a nurse, and a home-school teacher to our 11 year old son, Gavin. In addition, I am also a caregiver. My husband, Ross, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease for 11 years now. Typical of someone who has gotten a debilitating diagnosis of a loved one, I have lived in denial for a number of years. Finally, when the flickering light switched, my husband and I decided to do something about Parkinson’s disease. Five years ago, a friend who has worked with the Michael J Fox Foundation suggested that my husband should display his art work, show it to the public, and raise money that way. So we did! One small step lead to another. And in the process, we have met a number of warriors battling the same battle as we do. Team Fox Detroit has been a wonderful family to us for three years and we continue to work alongside them. I feel proud to be a part of a great cause. So now, I am also an advocate!