BDAI Board Bios

Tom Bousamra-President

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.

 

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

Biography coming soon

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

 

Nancy (Jane) White Bryant 

Born, raised and educated in segregated, Miami, Florida. Later, marched, sat in, and engaged in the civil rights movement. Began adulthood as a Special Education teacher of visually handicapped, multi-impaired children. Needed more education so Ph.D’d in Clinical Psych and Special Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Spent 2 years in India building a program for the Blind; along the way taught part time grad school at Penn State, U of M , Wisconsin State, Johns Hopkins and Fisk U.   Post Doc in Neuro-psych at Tufts NE Medical Center, Boston. Retired from Michigan Departments of Mental Health and Education. Then ten years in New Mexico including NM State. Back to Michigan and more education (W. MI) to work within the addiction crisis. Three sons and a loving husband of 47 years. Active local volunteer for Central UMC, Planned Parenthood, BDAI, Traverse City jail, and Munson Behavioral Health.

 

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.

 

Jill Zofia

Jill Zofia, M.A., L.P.C., spent the majority of her 30 year career with the State of Michigan working as a clinical supervisor for incarcerated youth in residential treatment.  Her experience with teaching, as a foster care worker, and facilitator for court ordered batterers treatment also drew her to working with BDAI and the desire to improve issues surrounding incarceration. 

 

Scott Tompkins

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.

 

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.

 

Jim McCormick

Graduated from U of D Mercy Law School,attorney for National Labor Relations Board, Peace Corps volunteer, administrative judge for Michigan Employment Relations Commission, got married and moved to Traverse City. Private law practice for seven years in TC. Three kids later I was elected to District Court and served 24 years. In retirement I have seen the world, including service trips to Tbilisi, Georgia, Guatamala and Nicaragua. With 50 countries under my belt I guess I am a globe hopper. My soul mate and traveling partner took a trip to the next world in 2018. BDAI feels like a good fit for me. 

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.