STEPHEN SKOLNIK, Executive Director
Stephen Skolnik serves as Camp Liberty Inc.’s Executive Director. Stephen’s focus is being a resource and providing support and information to our Veterans. He coordinates Camp Liberty’s programs, volunteers, and communications.
Stephen was an NCO in the 321st Psychological Operations Company. He is a graduate of the Army Special Warfare Center(SWC) at Fort Bragg. Stephen served in Afghanistan where he was attached to the 101st Airborne and 1st Infantry divisions.
Steve went to school for engineering at Eastern Michigan University. He has served as a Veterans Honor Guard for the VFW for numerous memorial services and funerals, and actively assists veterans with military document retrieval, benefits, and entitlements as well as providing guidance in the areas of mental health and substance use.
You may contact Stephen via direct message on Camp Liberty’s Facebook page or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALLAN LUTES, President and Treasurer
Allan Lutes serves as president of Alpha Design Build, which he founded in 1989, and Alpha Management Group, which specializes in campus housing and serves clients in 26 states and four Canadian providences. He has served in leadership roles on several charities, foundations, industry associations, and his church. Allan studied economics at the University of Michigan, Master’s work in business administration at the University of Michigan – Flint, and achieved several professional designations including Master Builder, Certified Restorer, and Certified Green Builder. He is a founder of Camp Liberty Inc. and previously served as its treasurer from 2012 to 2107. He rejoined the board was elected as its president and treasurer in 2022.
MAJOR JEREMY BRIGGS, Vice President
Major Jeremy Briggs is assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion of the Michigan National Guard where he serves as the Operations Officer. He is a pilot of UH60 Blackhawks and has served in deployments to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq during his military career. Jeremy holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Michigan State University. He previously served on Camp Liberty’s board of directors from 2012 to 2016 and rejoined the board in January 2022.
SUZANNE KISER, Secretary
Suzanne Kiser is a senior manager and member of the management team for a real estate and business operations management firm in Ann Arbor. She was previously employed for 12 years as the Finance Director for a large non-profit organization. Before working in the non-profit world, Suzanne spent 18 years in the mortgage banking industry working her way up to a Senior Vice President level at both Citibank and GMAC. Suzanne has a compassionate heart and has served in many volunteer roles for over three decades. She served for six years as the Vice-Chair of a County-wide organization that helps people out of material and relational poverty. In 2008 Suzanne launched a community Personal Needs Pantry serving Livingston County that remains open today helping County residents. She also Co-Chaired a multi-year large-scale community service initiative that assisted Veteran, disabled, and elderly residents with home repairs and maintenance. Elected in 2022, Suzanne is new to the Camp Liberty Board and looks forward to again serving Veterans and their families.
LARRY ST. ANTOINE, Director
Larry joined the U.S Navy Seabee Reserves in 1964 and went on active duty in September 1966. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and left the Seabees in 1970. Following his military service, Larry worked as a police officer and for the U. S. Postal Service until he retired in 2015. Larry has been active in the Charles Kettles Viet Nam Veterans Association chapter, VFW Post 423, as a member of the Veterans Honor Guard and as a dedicated volunteer for several additional Veterans programs.
JOHN KINZINGER, Director
John has been a tireless volunteer for his community, his church, and the Veterans. He is the founder and currently serves as the Director of Warriors and Caregivers United. He is a past national vice president of Operation Never Forgotten. For over three decades, he has been very active in the Washtenaw County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 310, VFW Post 423, on the Washtenaw County Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Committee, and several other Veterans programs. In 2007, John was recognized as the National VVA Veteran of The Year. John served as a radio operator, with the 1st Air Cavalry Division, in Vietnam from 1966-67. He had a successful career as an engineer at Ford Motor Company until his retirement in 1997. John holds bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Eastern Michigan University.