WTMC Board of Directors

Meet the board

Derrick Jackson, Director 
Term expires April 2022

Donald J. Peurach, Director
Term expires April 2021

Stuart E. White, Chair 
Term expires April 2022

Mr. White has many years of experience in teaching social studies, organizing and sponsoring academic games, and planning strategic educational initiatives. He was an organizer of House One in the Ann Arbor Public Schools, a personalized form of secondary education, which operated as the IDB Block. He is a national board member of the Academic Games League of America, with 38 years' experience in organizing interscholastic academic events for middle and high school students. Currently, he chairs the Board of Cogsdill Tool Products in Camden, South Carolina.

Mr. White received a B.A. from DePauw University and a M.S. Ed. from Syracuse University.

Jan Gensheimer, Vice Chair 
Term expires April 2022

Ms. Gensheimer is a business consult working with startups and second stage companies.    Her company, UberLeaders, is focused on helping successful entrepreneurs grow faster and smarter.  She has led privately held companies and nonprofits (MichBio, NPower Michigan) through transitions.  She has corporate experience designing and delivering marketing, strategy and re-engineering solutions for businesses, government and health care organization such as 3M Healthcare, the Medstat Group and Wayne County.

She received a B.A. and Secondary Education Teaching Certificate from Eastern Michigan University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Paulette R. Miller, Treasurer 
Term expires April 2023

Ms. Miller is the president of Miller & Associates, P.C., of Ann Arbor, and has served as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for a number of companies since 1973. Her community involvement has included membership on the Board of Directors of the Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, president of the Business & Professional Women's Club, Treasurer of the Ronald McDonald House, president of the Washtenaw Economic Development Council, and Treasurer of the Washtenaw Community College Foundation.

She received a degree in Mathematics & Accounting from Michigan Technological University and her B.B.A. in Accounting (with Mathematics minor).

Alex Milshteyn, Secretary 
Term expires April 2023

Mr. Milshteyn is a Realtor® who specializes in residential property sales in the greater Ann Arbor area. Mr. Milshteyn is involved in many organizations, including serving as a past president of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, and on the Board of Directors of Washtenaw Technical Middle College, Board of Directors of EMU Hillel, Commissioner of the City of Ann Arbor Building Board of Appeals, and steering committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. He is a licensed associate broker, a graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI), and an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR).

Mr. Milshteyn is an alumnus of Washtenaw Technical Middle College. He has degrees in marketing and business administration from Washtenaw Community College and Eastern Michigan University.

Richard Landau, Ph.D., WCC Board Liaison 
Term expires December 31, 2021

Dr. Landau is an attorney and the managing member of RJ Landau Partners PLLC in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was first elected to the College Board of Trustees for a 6-year term in November, 2000 that began in January 2001, and is serving his 3rd term.

Dr. Landau received his B.A. from Brown University, his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University, and his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.

Will Johnson 
Term expires April 2021

Mr. Johnson served as president and CEO of Chelsea Community Hospitals from 1975 to 1998. He has worked in health care administration for more than 30 years. He has also served on the boards of numerous health care, civic and social organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Chelsea Community Foundation, the Chelsea Community Hospital, Silver Maples of Chelsea, and the Washtenaw Development Council.

He holds a B.A. from the College of Wooster and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Michigan.

Katie Richards-Schuster, Ph.D. 
Term expires April 2023

Dr. Richards-Schuster is an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Her research focuses on youth participation strategies and community-based participatory evaluation with young people. She works in collaboration with communities across the country including metro Detroit, Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, Chicago, and St. Louis. Dr. Richards-Schuster also teaches community practice courses in the School of Social Work and co-facilitates its Michigan Youth and Community Program. She has organized and presented at national meetings, created curricular workbooks, and co-authored multiple publications in leading youth development, community organization, and program evaluation journals.

She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan's joint doctoral program in Social Work and Sociology.