Oakland Family Services President and CEO Jaimie Clayton named one of Crain's 2018 Notable Women in Nonprofits

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Oakland Family Services President and CEO Jaimie Clayton has been recognized as one of the Notable Women in Nonprofits for 2018 in Crain’s Detroit Business.

According to Crain’s, “Notable Women in Nonprofits build endowments, programming and relationships for the organizations that they help lead. They secure donors, advocate for change and search nonstop for new and creative approaches to fundraising.”

Clayton, who was nominated by Oakland Family Services Board Chair Paul DeRoche, said she is honored to be among the women named in the Crain’s report.

“I am truly humbled by and thankful for this recognition,” said Clayton, who also serves as board chair of Partners 4 Health. “I could not do this work without the support of our Board of Directors and our staff. I am deeply committed to our mission and feel lucky every day to help those we serve build brighter futures.”

During Clayton’s tenure, she has helped integrate health care by coordinating care with a co-located medical clinic, overseen implementation of an intensive outpatient treatment option for individuals with substance use disorder and helped reduce risk and improve efficiency and effectiveness.

“Jaimie is great at many things, but what governs all of this is her passion – her passion for her work, her passion for those we serve and her passion for the staff of Oakland Family Services,” said DeRoche.

“She can operate in every aspect of the business: clinical, financial, leadership, governmental relations, strategic planning. There are very few CEOs who can do it all, but she executes all areas of the business of Oakland Family Services well, and it’s with a huge effort on her part. Her passion motivates her every day to keep Oakland Family Services at the forefront of human services agencies and to help more people who need us in the community.”

Read more about Notable Women in Nonprofits.