Board of Directors

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Melissa has recently graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Engineering. She is currently enrolled to continue her studies with Auburn University to pursue her MBA virtually. Melissa hopes to use her degree to help make a difference in the world.

We are excited to see all of the progress Finn Foundation Inc will make in helping those impacted by Traumatic Brain Injuries under her supervision.

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Matthew studied Neuroscience and Chemistry at Central Michigan University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in both. He has recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Science in both Chemistry and Biochemistry.


He is currently pursuing his PhD with the University of Michigan in Neuroscience. Matthew plans to research novel therapeutic drug developments for traumatic brain injuries.

Matthew’s career path was inspired by our family’s experience with traumatic brain injuries. Now, he is pursuing his studies back where it all started for us (UofM). As you can see, Matthew is very busy and it made the most sense for him to take on this new role. He will help us find ways and places to donate with the connection he now has with Michigan Medicine.

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Ryan has a dual degree in Marketing and Logistics from Central Michigan University. He currently works as a traumatic brain injury rehabilitation specialist. Ryan enjoys working with and assisting other traumatic brain injury survivors.


Ryan is the reason this foundation was created after he was in a car accident in 2010. The accident became a defining moment for the Finneran family. After witnessing the hardships that followed the accident first-hand, his family sold t-shirts and wristbands locally to help offset the cost medical bills. From there, he and his family were inspired to help others being impacted by traumatic brain injuries.

With a strong aptitude and interest in finance, as well as having one of the most compassionate personality traits, Ryan took on his role as Treasurer with pride.

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Shannon has a degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University. She currently is a stay-at-home mom, who also runs her own photography business.


Shannon enjoys watching her boys grow up, with her third child on the way (this time, it’s a girl!) She also enjoys capturing memories for couples and families - check out her work on her page Lily Bliss Photography.

Shannon loves being organized and communicating with people. With this role, she helps to send thank you cards, schedules our monthly meetings, and takes notes for future reference. We appreciate her work greatly!

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Colton has recently graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Economics. He currently works as an Underwriter for United Shore.


Colton is actively involved in coordinating our fundraising and acts as our point person for them. He joined our team with the mindset of wanting to help others and having a positive impact on those who need it the most.


Colton loves meeting with new people and coming up with new ideas. This is a new role on our Board of Directors, that was created for Colton. This role will help make fundraising planning more organized and we have loved what Colton has done so far!

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Kevin has his Master's of Science and Management from Madonna University. He is currently a Chief Financial Officer at Michigan Educational Credit Union. He loves to take care of others and is very passionate about the T.B.I. community.

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Michelle is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor's degree from Madonna University in Nursing. She has over thirty years of experience and has a passion for taking care of others.

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Brendan obtained his Bachelor's degree from Alma College in Elementary and Special Education. Brendan plans to be a special education teacher and wants to make an impact in each of his student's lives.

 
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