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Executive Board

Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard - Founder and Chairman


Ryan Russell, Woodside Bible Church, Dream Center of Pontiac - Executive Director and Advancement Officer
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As a kid from Chicago who grew up in St. Louis and became a man in Detroit where I met my Savior, my wife and raise my family, I have a deep rooted love for the “Third Coast.” I’ve been in leadership and management since 2006 in (either, both or all) for-profit, non-profit and the Church. I’m excited about Jesus, culture dictating strategy, leadership development, sports and compassion.

Russell Yeiser, Oakland County Sheriff's Office - President

Lieutenant Russ Yeiser has been with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office since 2000. He has worked many positions within the Sheriff’s Office including: Patrol, Corrections and Emergency Response and Preparedness. Lieutenant Yeiser’ s current duties include: Training Unit, Civil Unit, Oak Tac Training Consortium Mobile Field Force, and the Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.
Lieutenant Yeiser received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Management from Rochester College and a Master of Public Administration from Central Michigan University.  In 2013, he completed the Northwestern University Police School of Staff and Command.

Bobby Ford, Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Vice President 
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Lieutenant Robert Ford is the Commander of Patrol Operations of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Pontiac Substation.  Lieutenant Ford was hired by the Sheriff’s Office as a Sergeant in 2011 following his more than 21 years of service with the Pontiac Police Department.  He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2017. 
Lieutenant Ford has previously worked in other key areas of the Sheriff’s Office including, Corrections, and the Training Unit.  He also serves as the Vice President of Sheriff PAL.  Lieutenant Ford graduated from the Detroit Metropolitan Police Academy in 1990, and the Eastern Michigan School of Staff and Command in 2000. 
Lieutenant Ford is a Pontiac resident where he lives with his wife Gail, and daughter Evan. 

Amanda Ford, Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Director of Development and Communications
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Mandy Ford has served as the Community Liaison at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office for the past sixteen years.  She is responsible for the creation and implementation of various community outreach initiatives, as well as creating community partnerships with many public and private organizations.  She has implemented and manages Sheriff’s Office programs such as Operation Medicine Cabinet®, Sheriff’s Re-CYCLE for Kids, Cops and Cribs, and Coats for the Cold, just to name a few.

Jennifer Lucarelli, Oakland University and Healthy Pontiac, We Can! - Director of Programming

Dr. Jennifer Lucarelli is an Assistant Professor and Chair of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at Oakland University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Neuroscience and her Masters in Exercise Science from Central Michigan University, and her PhD in Community Nutrition from Michigan State University. Jennifer has served as the Chair of the Healthy Pontiac, We Can! coalition since its formation in 2011 (www.healthypontiac.org). Healthy Pontiac has led implementation of programs, policies, and environmental changes to make it easier to eat health and be active in the community. Jennifer has been active in sports since track and cheer in middle and high school, dance during college, and has found fun in doing triathlons, running (has completed 2 half marathons!), and in playing recreational soccer as an adult. Jennifer is happy to utilize her expertise in community health, research, and evaluation to serve the Sheriff PAL program! 

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Sheriff PAL - Oakland County

1200 N Telegraph Road Building 38 East 
Pontiac, Michigan 48341

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 248-761-0622
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