October 30, 2015

Program - Dr. Thomas Rifai, Director, Nutrition & Weight Management
                        Demystifying Diabetes: The Most Preventable Deadly Disease

Dr Tom Rifai is an expert in the areas of nutrition, healthy lifestyle based behavior modification and medical management of type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension and weight control. His unique and dynamic approach is one of "Healthy LIFESTYLE first! And medications only if necessary".

 

He received a BS from Michigan State University, an MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

 

Rifai currently serves as Medical Director of Metabolic Nutrition and Weight Management for St Joseph Mercy Oakland hospital in Pontiac, Michigan, which offers the highest quality intensive lifestyle intervention program for the prevention of chronic disease in Michigan.

 

Tom is married to Angela. Their daughter Liliana was born in May 2015. He enjoys walking, biking, strength and flexibility exercise, travel, playing guitar and singing. He was formerly in a band that raised money for the medically needy during his years of medical training.

Discussion - Al Roberts, SMC Member 
                               Interactions with Henry Ford Sr.

SMC member Al Roberts, retired VP of Engineering & Research, Sperry Vickers, will give a presentation on his experiences and relationship with Henry Ford while he was attending Greenfield Village Schools.

November 6, 2015

Program

John Connaughton, Birmingham Fire Chief

From Probation Firefighter to Top Office: Meet the New Chief

Discussion

Jason Morgan, Executive Director, South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless

Welcome Inn