Building Brighter Futures

We are building brighter futures through services for individuals and families


Since 1921, Oakland Family Services has recognized that sometimes families face challenges they cannot resolve on their own. In the years since then, individuals and families have continued to struggle with problems that require professional support, guidance and services. More and more families are dealing with day care, parenting issues, family and work stress. Substance abuse, family violence, child abuse, divorce, death and a host of other problems contribute to feelings of loneliness and confusion. Oakland Family Services remains committed to providing a wealth of programs for individuals and families in our community, programs that help put individuals and families back on a path to a brighter future.



Communities of thriving individuals and families.


Providing individuals and families the opportunity to build brighter futures.


The staff to support the agency



President & CEO

Jaimie Clayton was named President and CEO of Oakland Family Services in 2014.

Jaimie has been with Oakland Family Services since 2001, continually progressing in roles and responsibilities. Starting in a therapist position, she advanced into a leadership position in 2004, when she became Regional Director of Behavioral Health for the Walled Lake and Farmington offices. In 2005, she was promoted to Director of Behavioral Health and, prior to her appointment to CEO, had served as Vice President of Program Operations since 2007. Prior to her tenure at Oakland Family Services, Jaimie worked as a licensed therapist specializing in substance abuse treatment with a focus on the criminal justice system.


Paul DeRoche

Board of Directors Chairman

Paul DeRoche joined the Board of Directors in February 2013. Paul is a Certified Financial Planner and Portfolio Manager for the DP Group at UBS Financial Services in Farmington Hills, MI. Paul has been in the financial services industry since 1989. Prior to UBS, he was the co-founder of a five-person team at Merrill Lynch. He also spent 13 years at Comerica Bank as a vice president and financial advisor.

Paul has an MBA from the University of Michigan and holds both the CFP and CIMA designations. His other involvement in the community includes: Leadership Detroit, Central Michigan University Alumni Board, Michigan Health and Hospital Association Business Advisory Board, Hospice of Michigan, Boy Scouts of America and a fraternity foundation he started. Paul teaches downhill skiing at Alpine Valley and finance classes at Oakland Community College. He and his wife have two children.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Oakland Family Services provides outstanding leadership, guidance and support at every level of our organization. These extraordinary volunteers share their passion, experience and resources to improve the lives of others and ensure that our programs and services meet the community's needs.


Elizabeth W. Meter

Vice Chairman

Jean Meyer


Robert W. Scharff


Dee Wright-Masilotti

Immediate Past Chairman


J.D. Carlson
Bruce T. Colasanti
Garland S. Doyle
Betty Fisher
Guy Gordon
Stephen R. Guidos
Sylvia J. Hagenlocker
Ron Hillard
Samuel Kaplunov
Michael C. Killian
Michael R. Kramer
Lassie M. Lewis
Ann Manix
Dr. Timothy R. Meyer
Alyssa Moten
Brian Newman
Susan C. O’Brien
Randall Pappal
Andrea Pennington, MD

Stephen J. Pickett
Daniel J. Pienta
Noelle Schiffer
Joya L. Shepard
Jay Wachowicz
Michael Wagner
Kenneth Whipple
Ted Willett

Directors Emeritus

Dennis N. Frank
Sandor M. Gelman
Diane D. Graczyk
Suzanne Hartman
Thomas E. Kimble
William C. Nichols
Donna Roberts
Jamal Shallal
William P. Whitfield

We thank our past board chairs and directors emeritus who are no longer with us for their dedication and contribution to the work of Oakland Family Services: 

Nena Dillick, Sandor M. Gelman, Brigitte P. Harris, Sarah Keidan and  James B. Zick