Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor Announces New Board Members
ANN ARBOR, MI – November 6, 2017 – The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor (RMHCAA) announces the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors for the 2017-18 year. New members include Mayuri Guntupalli, Chelsea Landry, Roy Sexton and Debbie Tirico.
Mayuri Guntupalli currently serves as director of strategic initiatives for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She has over 15 years of global strategy and development experience with a focus on strategic development for greenfield projects, capacity building for start-up organizations, operational planning and implementation, performance management and improvement, and organizational restructuring. Guntupalli has worked with the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, top U.S. hospital systems, a leading global consulting firm, India’s largest microfinance institution and government agencies in various countries. She has a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University and a Master of Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School and a Master of Business Administration from the Ross School at the University of Michigan.
Chelsea Landry is a program associate at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation in Detroit. She previously worked in fundraising at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and most recently at the Chicago Children’s Museum. While in Chicago, she was a member of the Red Shoe Society, which supported the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland Ms. Landry approached RMHCAA to start a chapter of the Red Shoe Society, a group of young professionals focused on supporting the needs of the organization through volunteering and fundraising activities.
Roy Sexton has been a marketing communications, and strategic planning professional for almost 20 years consulting in healthcare, the legal industry, and college advancement. He currently works for Kerr Russell, where he is the firm’s first-ever marketing director. Sexton has held leadership positions in marketing, communications, and strategic planning at Trott Law, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Oakwood Healthcare (now Beaumont), and Deloitte. He is a graduate of Wabash College with an MA from The Ohio State University and an MBA from The University of Michigan.
Debbie Tirico is committed to giving back to the community where she and her husband are raising their two children. Moving back to Michigan after a working in mergers and acquisitions for a financial institution in Connecticut, Tirico has gotten involved with a number of local organizations focused on youth development and the mentorship of young women. Tirico is a graduate of Syracuse University with an undergraduate degree in finance, and has an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor (RMHCAA) is to provide families of children experiencing a serious illness or injury requiring hospitalization or treatment a “home away from home”, which assists in alleviating the families’ emotional and financial stress. RMHCAA has two houses; the Main House which provides housing for 29 families each night, and a House on the 10th floor of Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital which houses 12 families a night. Since opening in 1985, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor has welcomed over 25,000 families. For more information, visit www.rmhcannarbor.org.