The MYLead Leadership Team have responsibilities ranging from overall MYLead strategy to carrying out tactical details of the planning and implementation of MYLead conference and AP programs. All positions are volunteer and eligible for re-election every two years.
Heather Green, President
Heather was a 2004 participant in MYLead, and has returned to volunteer in various roles since then. She believes that developing young leaders is one of the most important things she can do to make a difference in this world. Heather is a two time alumnus of Grand Valley State University, receiving a B.S. in Health Communications and a M.S. in Communications. She is currently a Rate Change Manager at Farmers Insurance, was recently married to her husband, Ben, and is a mom to two pit bull rescues. In addition to volunteering with the stupendous MYLead organization, Heather enjoys baking, reading English classics, watercolor painting, and the Detroit Red Wings.
Kim Mitchell, Co-Director of Student Recruitment
Kim has been involved with MYLead since 2012, when she attended as a sophomore. Since attending, Kim has served as a recruitment team member, conference alumni, group facilitator, programming intern, transportation coordinator, and is now a Co-Director of Student Recruitment. Kim graduated from Lapeer East High School in 2014, and now attends Lawrence Technological University pursuing dual masters degrees in Architecture and Architectural Engineering. Kim has loved her time volunteering with MYLead and continues to come back every year because of the positive difference that these conferences makes on so many people in MI. Outside of MYLead, Kim is also the Chairperson of Logistics for Lapeer Days, the Vice President of the Architectural Engineering Honor Society, and currently works as an Electrical Engineer at MA Engineering.
Cameron Rowland, Co-Director of Student Recruitment
Cameron is a 2009 conference participant and has returned to volunteer in multiple roles because of the STUPENDOUS time and people he met during his conference experience. Cameron holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a Management degree from Grand Valley State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Western Michigan University. Cameron’s passion is in coaching with he is lucky to do full time for FaR Out Volleyball Club as well as serving as the head volleyball coach at Lakewood High School. In his free time Cameron enjoys shopping and fine dining!
Olivia Ghislain, Director of Advancement
Olivia has been involved with MYLead since she participated as a sophomore in 2007. She has returned every year in progressively more responsible roles to help other students receive the same positive experience she when she attended MYLead. Olivia loves MYLead and the positive impact it has on students and their communities. Olivia graduated from Michigan State University with dual degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice and completed her MS in Business Continuity, Security, and Risk Management from Boston University. She now works for Michigan State University Credit Union as the Director of Physical Security. Olivia enjoys reading, playing sports, and watching movies, but her favorite thing to do is travel and experience new cultures.
Erika Trigg Crews, Conference Chairperson
Erika caught the MYLead bug after attending the conference in 2008 during her sophomore year at Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy. She’s been back with MYLead each year since in various roles, inspired by the passion and dedication from volunteers and participants. With everything happening in the world, MYLead is a step into a stupendous experience she appreciates each year and sparked her commitment to engaging students around topics of leadership, involvement, and community. Erika graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a BA in communication and from Michigan State University with an MA in Student Affairs Administration. She currently works in the Honors College at MSU as an academic specialist/advisor and enjoys reading, crafting, & travelling in her free time.
Abby Lieberman, Conference Chairperson
Abby joined MYLead in 2010 as a Group Facilitator and has since served in leadership roles for recruitment and conference planning. Abby earned her Bachelors in Business Management from Michigan State University and has her SCP and SPHR certifications. Abby works independently with organizations and their leadership to design programs that develop team members for management and leadership positions. She also provides one on one and small group leadership coaching for professionals seeking to reach the next level in their career. Abby enjoys traveling and finds inspiration in making a difference in peoples lives.
Alex Ngo, MYLead Community Advisor
Alex first became involved in MYLead in 2012 when she was a participant, and has been an active volunteer in the organization ever since. Her previous experience includes being a Conference Alumni, MYLead AP Board Liaison, Group Facilitator, Programming Intern, and MYLead Community Advisor, which is her current position. Within her role, she strives to foster the MYLead spirit and connection after conferences through different volunteer opportunities and reunion events. Outside of MYLead, Alex works on the Business Services team for a major consulting firm in downtown Chicago and also volunteers in her spare time.
Dr. David S. Sweetman, Co-Founder
David has a passion for helping people develop their potential as leaders. David was one of the founders of MYLead in 2002 and has been actively involved in more than quadrupling the annual impact of MYLead since then. David earned his Ph.D. in leadership studies from the University of Nebraska and MBA in Management and Organizations from the University of Michigan. He has also authored or co-authored over three dozen articles and presentations on leadership and enabling people to reach their individual potential. David works at the University of Michigan, where he is Executive Director responsible for Education and Training systems for over 26,000 faculty, staff, and students in the Health System. He is also an instructor of strategic change and human resources. David has twice been recognized with the U.S. Presidential Lifetime Achievement award. He enjoys traveling and is an avid runner.
Parker Authier, MYLead Community Advisor
Parker became involved in MYLead in 2015 when he participated, and has been involved with MYLead ever since. After Parker attended the conference he has held the role of Conference Alumni, MYLead AP Board Treasurer, and now MYLead Community Board Liaison. Within his role, Parker hopes to help nurture and grow the MYLead spirit and the MYLead Community as a whole through different activities and events focused towards volunteering and leadership. Parker is also currently pursuing a dual degree program at Kettering University for Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Parker is also a Resident Assistant and Tour Guide. Through his schooling, he also co-ops at an engineering company.
Victoria Shahnazary, Co-Communications Director
Victoria became involved in MYLead in 2016, when she was nominated to participate in the conference in her sophomore year of high school. Since then, she has taken many roles – Conference Alumni, Programming Intern, PR Director for the MYLead Community Board, and most recently, Co-Communications Director on the MYLead Corporate Board. Victoria is currently a sophomore at the University of Michigan hoping to major in Public Policy with minors in Math and Business. At the University of Michigan, Victoria also competes on the University of Michigan’s Mock Trial Team where she serves as the President of Fundraising, and is very involved with her Pre-Law Fraternity: Kappa Alpha Pi. In her spare time, Victoria loves to play tennis and spend time with people who matter to her.
Hannah Goosen, Co-Communications Director
Hannah has been with MYLead since 2013, when she was a young leader. Since then, she has taken many roles — Conference Alumni, Group Facilitator, Facilities Director, and now Co-Director of Communications. A recent graduate of the University of Michigan, Hannah is now teaching English to first and second graders in Honduras with the organization Students Helping Honduras. Next fall, she will start again at Michigan, getting her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Hannah hopes to continue her love of MYLead internationally and continue living outside her comfort zone!
Julie Dartt, GFWC Liaison
Bio coming soon.