Lois Shulman

Mission – Empower others developing the ability to recognize and embrace their strengths, learn the practice of forgiveness and feel content.  Ultimately, to live fully empowered to give more to the world.

This is My Story


Job objective: Bring my passion for innovative and quality care to the people I serve.


Work and Advocacy Experience: 

2016 to present

Empowerment Coach

-Workshop facilitator, motivational speaker


2016 to present

General Civil Mediator

-Oakland County State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) Approved Civil Mediator


2016 to present


-Substitute teacher for Birmingham Public Schools, Cranbrook Schools, and The Roeper School


2010 to present

Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA) Vice Chair and

Vice President Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB)

– Approve strategic plan and budget appropriations for Oakland County’s Core providers (e.g., Easter Seals)

– Hire and evaluate Executive Director of OCCMHA

– OCCMHA Consumer Advocacy Committee (CAC) member

– OCCMHA Business Operations Committee member

– MACMHB Executive Board Member and Co-Vice Chair Children’s Issues Committee


2013 to present

Lakeshore Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Advocate

– Certified Michigan Volunteer Ombudsman

– Visit with and advocate with residents and their families in assisted living and nursing care facilities


2010 to 2014

VP Case Management and Marketing, Better Life Home Care, LLC

– Managed the provision of services to the disabled and elderly to assist them to live in their own homes

– Hired, trained and evaluated personnel

– Interviewed family and placed caregivers

– Managed personnel and family concerns in a timely manner

– Improvised to accommodate family and caregiver needs

– Managed personnel hours; determined office policies; invoiced clients; complied with Insurance and tax reporting requirements

-Marketing of services to the community


2002 to 2006 Gubernatorial Appointment:

Served on the Michigan State Hospital Finance Authority (MSHFA) Board

2010 MSHFA became part of the Michigan Finance Authority (MFA)

– Reviewed and approved low cost capital financing to non-profit providers of health care services that participated in any phase of the continuum of health care.


1981 to 1998

Law Office Administrator, Marc Shulman and Associates, PC

– Hired, trained, supervised, evaluated and disciplined personnel

– Responsible for tax and payroll compliance



Cooley Law School, JD

Kalamazoo College, BS


Community Service:

– Friendship Circle

– Life Member Hadassah

– Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America – Co Chair 2015 Spring Fundraiser

– National Association of Parliamentarians – Detroit Unit

– Toastmasters International – Northwood Toastmasters

-Eligibility Determination Committee for Freedom Road Transportation (FRT)

-Volunteer Driver for FRT

-2015 Carnival of Care Committee Member

-Training to Prevent Adult Abuse and Neglect (TPAAN) – Trainer of curriculum

-S.O.U.L. 501 (c) (3) non-profit ambassador

-Tri County Collaborative Veteran Service Committee Member

-Oakland County Veterans Community Action Team (VCAT) Member

-Community Coordinated Response Coalition (CCRC) Member serving Elders

-Volunteer Mediator with Oakland Mediation Center (OMC)

-Volunteer for Freedom Centers at DTW Airports, serving United States and other countries active, retired or veteran women and men and their traveling families.