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CEW Welcomes New Leadership Council Members
New Leadership Coun- cil member Christine Green has practiced law in Washtenaw County for more than 25 years, specializing in civil rights, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and personal injury. Throughout her career, Ms. Green has also been very active in local politics. Prior to running for State Represen- tative in Michigan’s 52nd district in 2010, Ms. Green was elected to the Scio Township Board of Trustees where she still serves and is a member of the Scio Township Planning Commission.
Christine has a record of volunteering to protect the environment and to provide services to disadvantaged citizens. She chairs the board of the Michigan Environmental Council, serves on the board for the Ecology Center, and recently served as Director of Development for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. After retiring from Michigan LCV in December, Christine is now serving in an interim capacity as Vice President of Development for Planned Parenthood.
Christine earned her bachelor’s degree and law degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan. As a life-time lover of the Great Lakes, she and her husband Phil and their two dogs, Wilson and Hendrix, spend as much time as they can at their cabin on Torch Lake. Christine has just finished her first stint as a CEW Scholarship reader, and is more excited than ever at engaging with the Center. Welcome, Christine!
CEW welcomes new Leadership Council member Alicia Torres, who joins CEW with almost 30 years in the health care industry. As Senior Vice President CFO at the Altarum Institute, Ms. Torres oversees finance, accounting, legal, human resources, facilities, information technology, and manages the Institute’s investment portfolio.
Prior to joining Altarum, Ms. Torres was a global practice leader in health care for Zebra Technologies, where she developed the global health care market strategy. As founder and CEO of Rosebud Solutions, a health care software firm, she grew it into a highly profitable and strategically attrac- tive business, which led to McKesson, Inc. purchasing it in March 2008.
Alicia’s experience outside of her professional biography is part of what brings her to CEW. She and her family emigrated from Mexico when she was a child, and they spent many summers as migrant farmers. She and her five sisters all earned college degrees— Alicia’s from the University of Texas-Pan American. She internalized the importance of education, and this conviction inspires her involvement at CEW. She has served on the board of the Jean Ledwith King Women’s Center, and as a Scholarship Reader at CEW.
Alicia lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, Frank Legacki, who is also a successful entre- preneur. He now works with Fletcher Spaght Ventures. Welcome, Alicia!