Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (January 27, 2012)---The Botsford Foundation Board of Directors welcomes two new members. The Board recently elected Oakland County Commissioner William Dwyer of the 14th District (Farmington/Farmington Hills) and philanthropy expert Elizabeth Noble.
"These influential individuals bring a great deal of experience to the Board. We appreciate their commitment, input and enthusiasm as we work to create new opportunities for the Foundation, Botsford Hospital, and its supporters," said Margo Gorchow, executive director of The Botsford Foundation.
Publicly elected to serve as commissioner of Oakland County’s 14th District in 2010, this highly decorated former "top cop" is renowned for successfully leading the Farmington Hills Police Department for 23 years. After his retirement in 2008, Dwyer then served as the city of Warren’s police commissioner. While law enforcement has been his 50-year career, Dwyer’s brand of community service is far reaching. He holds or has held governance positions with the Boy Scouts of America; the Optimist Club of Farmington/Farmington Hills; the Oakland County Substance Abuse Advisory Council; the Farmington/Farmington Hills Multicultural Multiracial Community Council; the Citizens’ Crime Prevention Advisory Committee; the Farmington Hills Police Benevolent Association; Farmington Hills’ Commission on Children, Youth and Families; and the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families. Dwyer lives in Farmington Hills with Doris, his wife of more than 50 years. They have two adult sons, David and Michael, and three grandchildren, Kathie, Branden and Jack.
Elizabeth E. Noble
As president of Noble Consulting Group LLP in Detroit, Noble offers clients more than 27 years’ experience in the philanthropic sector successfully managing local and national non-profit organizations. She is deeply knowledgeable about capital campaigns, principal gifts, endowment building, planned giving, strategic sponsorships, grant development, board development, government relations and civic engagement. Before leading her consultancy, Noble served as vice president of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Prior to that, she held a variety of leadership positions with the United Way: Southeastern Michigan; Fort Worth, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri; and Alexandria, Virginia, the United Way’s national headquarters. She has also served in executive-level positions at the American National Fish & Wildlife Museum in Springfield, Missouri, and with the Fort Worth Zoological Association in Texas. Rounding out her knowledge portfolio, Noble also worked for many years in the private sector as an executive with AMR Investments in Fort Worth, Texas. She lives in Northville with her husband, Brian, and has two sons, Chase and Joshua.
Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330-bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.
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