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.


Elizabeth W. Meter

Board of Directors Chairman

Elizabeth (Betsy) W. Meter joined the Board of Directors in 2007. Her term expires in June 2019. She currently serves as Board Vice Chair. Ms. Meter is a Managing Partner in KPMG’s Detroit and Grand Rapids offices, responsible for the strategic direction and growth of KPMG’s Michigan practice. In addition she is the US Accounting Change Leader for the audit function and provides professional services to a number of automotive and other industrial manufacturing companies. She has assisted numerous clients with acquisition transactions and the related accounting, as well as assisting clients with IPOs and financing transactions. Ms. Meter has worked with companies that are in bankruptcy and assisted with the application of Fresh Start accounting post emergence. She has also served a number of clients over the years that are owned by private equity investors.

Ms. Meter has a B.A. degree in accounting from Michigan State University. She is a CPA in Michigan and a member of the AICPA and MICPA. In addition to her role with Oakland Family Services, she serves on the board of directors and executive committee of the MICPA and is a member of the board of the Detroit Economic Club, Detroit Regional Chamber, and the Detroit Downtown Partnership. Ms. Meter has previously served on the KPMG Partnership Council, Michigan State University Accounting Advisory Board, the American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball Executive Committee, St. Regis Church Finance Committee, Eton Academy and Meadowbrook Theater Board and is an alumni of Leadership Detroit – Class of 2007.

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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.


Ron Hillard

Vice Chairman

Brian Newman


Robert W. Scharff


Paul DeRoche

Immediate Past Chairman


J.D. Carlson
Bruce T. Colasanti
Garland S. Doyle
Betty Fisher
Guy Gordon
Stephen R. Guidos
Sylvia J. Hagenlocker
Samuel Kaplunov
Michael C. Killian
Michael R. Kramer
Lassie M. Lewis
Renee Losh
Jean Meyer
Dr. Timothy R. Meyer
Jason Monahan
Alyssa Moten
Susan C. O’Brien
Randall Pappal
Andrea Pennington, MD

Stephen J. Pickett
Daniel J. Pienta
Noelle Schiffer
Jay Wachowicz
Michael Wagner
Kenneth Whipple
Ted Willett
Dee Wright-Masilotti

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