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BDAI Board Bios

 

 

Scott Tompkins-President

Scott Tompkins has lived experience of the criminal justice system, having spent eighteen months in local jails and Michigan’s  State prison system.

After helping raise four wonderful children, enjoying a 25 +year career as an educator and administrator, Scott embarked on a spiral of bad choices, poor decisions, and selfish behavior. This led to much shame and trauma for himself, his children, spouse and community.

Scott’s days are now filled with personally redemptive activities and doing works in the community to lessen other’s hardships and re-entry issues.

Toni Stanfield-Vice President

Toni Stanfield is the director of Life Transitions Counseling in Traverse City Michigan where she

specializes in grief and loss. She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Marywood Dominican Center in Grand Rapids. Toni has practiced psychology since 1979 and has held administrative and clinical positions. Co-founder of BDAI , vice-president of the BDAI board of directors and the chair of the BDAI

Mental Health – Addiction committee. She is a member of the Justice and Peace Commission at

St. Francis Catholic church and coordinator of the Maverick scholarship program at Agape

Community Transformation. Toni also serves as a consultant to the Grand Traverse NAMI chapter.

 

Stephanie Davis-Secretary

Stephanie is a librarian who has spent the past 25 years working in academic libraries helping students learn to research. While serving as a library director at Jackson College, Stephanie and her team developed a research information service for students in prison, students without access to the internet or an academic library. Through this service, students communicated their research needs and the librarians provided the materials. Jackson's Prison Education Program offers students in prison the opportunity to obtain an associate degree. It was this experience that ignited Stephanie's passion for helping those in prison, especially in the area of education as it offers hope for a better future. Stephanie lives in Traverse City with her husband, Todd.
They have 2 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

Vickie Daniels -Treasurer

Vickie holds an Associate’s degree from Muskegon Business College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. She is a certified tax preparer and accountant and has been the owner and operator of PDQ Accounting & Tax Service LTD since 1980.

She is a past member of the board of education of Trinity Lutheran School and Traverse City age group swimming club. She has participated in fundraisers and dog fostering for H.A.N.N.D.S Pet Rescue. Current National Cherry Festival Ambassador. Vickie has lived in Traverse City since 1989 and has 2 adult children

 

Tom Bousamra-

Tom Bousamra is a retired, secondary teacher with a M.A. in liberal arts English.  In his forty years in public schools, Tom has taught all grades pre-school through junior college.  An ordained minister in the Catholic church, he has served as a chaplain at the Grand Traverse County Jail for the past thirty-three years and is currently the President of Before During and After Incarceration, BDAI.

 

Kate Dahlstrom

I am a retired CPA, environmentalist and parent-advocate for better mental health services.

I spent considerable time from 2006 until 2017, when we were splitting time between TC and Clarkston, volunteering to help provide more opportunities for underprivileged youth in Pontiac, Michigan.

I am now committed to improving mental health services and accessibility, a cleaner environment, and working to see that marginalized people have opportunities to succeed.

In addition to BDAI, I am on the boards of NAMI-Grand Traverse and NLCMH.

 

David Clinton

Board Member of BDAI (Before, During, and After Incarceration)

Active in local jail workshops and family support.

Co-Chair of the St. Francis Justice and Peace Commission

Member of several area non-profit organizations

Member of the St. Francis Adult Choir, NMC Grand Traverse Chorale, and Interlochen Arts Academy Summer Festival Choir

Retired Special Education Teacher, TBAISD.

 

Kathy Sanders

Kathy Sanders has a MS in Environmental Education and Library Media and Technology. She

spent 22 years in the education field and has been actively involved in many local, state, and

national education and social service organizations, serving as a board member for several. Having a family member who has struggled with addiction and has been incarcerated several times has led her to work with BDAI, She is currently a board member and the communications coordinator for BDAI Inc., and serves on the St. Francis Justice and Peace Commission.

 

Suzanne Prentice:

Suzanne is the coordinator and founder of the Kalkaska coalition, now known as Live Well Kalkaska Substance Free Coalition. She voluntarily began coordinating the coalition in 2014, when it began until 2020, when she became a hired employee of Up North Prevention, an initiative of Catholic Human Services. In 2021, Suzanne excepted the additional position of Prevention Specialist for Kalkaska County. Suzanne is an Executive board member, and the fundraiser committee chair of the Grand Traverse Regional Chapter of Families against Narcotics (FAN). She is also a co-facilitator for the Stronger Together family support group, an initiative of FAN, and is a trained Hope Not Handcuffs Angel. Suzanne is the lead Angel for the Michigan State Police Angel Program in Kalkaska County, a core member of the Substance Free Coalition of Northwest Michigan, and a Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services (NMSAS)/CCAR trained Recovery Coach and ER Recovery Coach. Suzanne personally understands the struggles of families who have loved ones with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorder. As a parent of a child with a co-occurring mental wellness condition, polysubstance use disorder, and early childhood trauma, who has faced the legal system and ultimately incarceration, she has made it her mission and passion to help those with SUD, and their families. She has also experienced the loss of two close family members to suicide.  Both struggled with SUD. Suzanne believes in compassion and empathy over “tough love” and meeting people where they are at in the moment. However, she does believe it is important for loved ones of those with SUD to set healthy boundaries. Suzanne believes in educating the community on the root issues of substance use so to eliminate stigma connected to the condition, but also to make parents and the community aware of what they can do to foster resilience and lower the risk of developing a substance use disorder in the first place. 

On a national and state-wide level, Scott volunteers with ACLU of Michigan working on bail reform issues; works with formerly incarcerated local residents through BDAI’s coach and mentoring projects; helps advocate for the artistic development of prisoners and formerly incarcerated folks with The Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of MIchigan, is a member of Nation Outside, and a fellow with Safe and Just Michigan in their Fund Development project.

 

Michael Srdjak

A dedicated, loyal, passionate hospitality professional with 48 years of diverse experience. Able to mix past knowledge with current trends to form future plans and attain projected goals. A mature team player with proven credentials.

Professional & Community Activities

Past activities have included presidencies in numerous civic organizations such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau, rotary and hotel associations. I have also been a scout leader, church lector, couples counselor, meals on wheels volunteer and a jail minister.

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