About Us

Welcome to the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

The Wayne State University School of Medicine Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and the Medical Alumni Association support the advancement of the School of Medicine by establishing and cultivating mutually beneficial, lifelong relationships between alumni, students and the School of Medicine. The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and the Medical Alumni Association work collaboratively to develop services, benefits, programs and communications designed to foster awareness, generate pride, encourage involvement and increase engagement and financial support.

We are proud to serve and represent the broad array of more than 26,000 alumni who were educated and trained at the WSUSOM Physicians, Researchers, Residents and Fellows.


Stephen Henrie Associate Vice President Development and Alumni Affairs 313-577-5929 shenrie@med.wayne.edu

Alumni Affairs

Sydney Balk

 Alumni Relations Officer

313-577-1380 sydneybalk@wayne.edu
Diane Puhl

Director, Alumni Affairs and Executive Director, Medical Alumni Association

313-577-6322 dpuhl@med.wayne.edu
Lisa Ramos Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs 313-577-9022 lramos@med.wayne.edu


Noelle Abbott

Associate Director, Campaigns

313-577-1151 noelle.abbott@med.wayne.edu
Alex Clark

Major Gift Officer

313-577-0026 alex.clark@med.wayne.edu
Kelley Denk Senior Major Gift Officer 313-577-0355 kdenk@med.wayne.edu
Bonita Gaston Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President 313-577-3106 bgaston@med.wayne.edu
Heather LaDuke-Robson

Director, Campaign Strategy

313-577-6482 hv6935@wayne.edu
Julie Lamb Development Operations Coordinator 313-577-9347 jlamb@med.wayne.edu
Susan Miller Director of Research Philanthropy 313-577-0078 smiller@med.wayne.edu
Catherine Pappas

Senior Major Gift Officer

313-577-9864 c.pappas@med.wayne.edu
Theresa Port

Individual Giving Officer

313-479-0757 theresa.port@wayne.edu
Krissy Rimmel

Development Communications Associate

3135772691 krimmel@wayne.edu
Lori Robitaille Senior Director of Major Gifts 313-993-4070 lrobitai@med.wayne.edu
Sara Schultz

Senior Major Gift Officer

3135770184 saraschultz@med.wayne.edu
David Sichterman

Major Gift Officer

313-577-3033 d.sichterman@med.wayne.edu
Tim Strzalkowski Major Gifts Associate 313-577-6362 tstrzalk@med.wayne.edu