Meet the HRC

Meet the Livonia Human Relations Commission

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Rich Glover, Chair

Lived in Livonia since: 2016

HRC Member since: 2017

Richard is Sales Director in the automotive data space, leading an organization of 9 team members. He earned his Bachelor of Science, in Automotive Marketing from Wayne State University and his Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development from Eastern Michigan University. Richard joined the Human Relations Commission because of his strong desire to have Livonia be a welcoming community for all and be recognized as such. In his tenure he is hoping to introduce policies, programs, and other ideas to mayor and the city at large to advance DEI efforts in the city and for those passing through.

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Carmen Kennedy-Rogers, Secretary

Lived in Livonia since: 2017

HRC Member since: 2020

Carmen Kennedy-Rogers serves as the senior program officer for K-12 education for The Skillman Foundation in Detroit, MI.   Carmen is married to Alex Rogers, Jr. and together they gratefully raise their son, Alexander Rogers, III, and their rescue dog, Molly.   The vision and work of the HRC are in alignment with Carmen’s values as a human, a professional, and an educator.  She is deeply committed to being part of the essential work that positively impacts the lives of a diverse group of individuals and the broader community by taking responsibility, remaining proactive, and being part of curating solutions to the issues that impact the lives of Livonia residents.  

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Kristen Crandall

Lived in Livonia since: 1969 

HRC Member since 2020

I am fortunate to have lived in such a wonderful city my whole life.  Being an educator for the last 25 years has taught me countless lessons about life, people, and relationships.  Relationships are the foundation of teaching and I believe that in building community relationships that Livonia can become a city that embraces all people. Recent events prompted me to seek a way to serve my community. In that search I found the HRC and attended several meetings and was eager to become a member.  It is my goal to be part of change in our community that brings everyone together with open hearts which celebrate our diversity as well as what we share in common.

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Wafa Dinaro

Lived in Livonia since: 2011

HRC Member since: 2020

Wafa Dinaro joined the Human Relations Commission because she recognizes the benefits of a diverse community that fosters understanding and acceptance of all its citizens  Wafa brings a wide range of experience to her role and is especially passionate about government serving the local community and promoting civil discourse and conduct.

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Haitham Fakhouri

Lived in Livonia since: 2009

HRC member since: 2020

I am a business owner who specializes in marketing strategies.  I have an extensive background in retail sales, marketing, and computer programming.  I joined the HRC to help ensure that all citizens are safe and welcome regardless of their background.


Lisa Lark

Lived in Livonia since: 2013

HRC Member since: 2021

Lisa Lark is a communications professional and freelance content creator and a former high school English teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications, as well as master’s degrees in teaching and English as a second language, all from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  A member of the LGBTQ+ community and mental illness survivor, Lisa believes in the power of listening to and elevating diverse voices. Lisa joined the HRC to help make Livonia a welcoming, safe and inclusive city for all.

MEMBERS


  • Richard Glover, Chair
    Year Appointed: 2017
  • Carmen Kennedy-Rogers, Secretary
    Year Appointed: 2020
  • Haitham Fakhouri
    Year Appointed: 2020
  • Rachel Zuckerman
    Year Appointed: 2020
  • Wafa Dinaro
    Year Appointed: 2020
  • Kris Crandall
    Year Appointed: 2020