The Next Generation of Children’s Health Starts Now!
Through groundbreaking research, innovative community programs, and advanced medical education, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is making a big impact on children’s health and healthcare in Michigan and beyond. Beginning in February 2017, the Foundation is proud to be partnering with “The Great Voice of the Great Lakes,” Detroit’s 50,000-watt leader in news/talk radio, WJR 760AM to help with our efforts. WJR will produce and air Caring for Kids, a monthly radio program hosted by Foundation President & CEO Larry Burns, and focus on highlighting individuals and organizations addressing issues and efforts locally, regionally and nationally, that are having a significant effect on the health of the children in our area.
Tarence Wheeler – Director of Parent Engagement & Community Outreach, River Rouge School District
Chris Kelly – Vice President of Development, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Tom Wilson – President & CEO, Olympia Entertainment
Dr. Daniel Eisenberg – Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan
Dr. Jean Twenge – Author of iGen & Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University
An Kalass – Chief Executive Officer, Starfish Family Services
Lisa Nuszkowski – Founder & Director, MoGo
Awenate Cobbina – Director of Business Affairs and Associate Counsel for Palace Sports & Entertainment, Detroit Pistons and Executive Director of Detroit Pistons Foundation
Ron Fournier – Editor and Publisher- Crain’s Detroit Business
Ed Duggan- Chief Recruitment officer for Downtown Detroit Partnership
Reverend Larry Simmons – Brightmoor Alliance
Dr. John Baker – Trustee, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
M. Roy Wilson – Wayne State University
Lisa Nuszkowski – MoGo
Dr. Antoine Garibaldi – University of Detroit Mercy
Anya Babbitt – SPLT
Nolan Finley – Detroit News
Paul Hillegonds – Michigan Health Endowment Fund
Andrea Cole – Executive Director of the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation
Dr. Nance Roy – The Jed Foundation
Dr. David Rosenberg – Psychiatrist in Chief of Wayne State University & Detroit Medical Center
Jaime Clayton & Jeanne Miller- Oakland Family Services
Dave Lawrence, Jr. – The Children’s Movement of Florida
Ryan & Kelley LaFontaine – Co-Founders of U Can-Cer Vive
Rich Homberg & Tara Hardy – Detroit Public Television
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell – Representing the 12th District of Michigan
Brian Gallagher – CEO of Reach Out and Read
Luanne Thomas Ewald – CEO Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Chuck Gaidica – Local TV legend with a passion for helping kids
Episode 1- February 28, 2017
Mark Wietecha– President & CEO – Children’s Hospital Association
Matt Friedman– Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Governor Rick Snyder– State of Michigan
Dr. Jeffrey Taub– Division Chief of Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Listen to Foundation President & CEO, Larry Burns, discussing Caring for Kids with Paul W. Smith on WJR Radio!
Meet the Host:
Detroit native who has maintained close professional ties to Michigan throughout his career, Lawrence J. Burns returned to Detroit earlier this month to lead the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation in their efforts to make a lasting, positive impact on Michigan children. Burns is a recognized leader in the nonprofit sector, most recently serving as Vice President for Advancement at the University of Akron
after more than two decades of health care and higher education development, marketing and executive experience in multiple leadership roles at the University of Toledo and the Medical College of Ohio. Mr. Burns is a firm believer of integrating all forms of communication elements of an organization including marketing, branding, fundraising, social media and community outreach.
Mr. Burns has also served in leadership positions at community organizations such as Make-A-Wish, Boys and Girls Club, the Toledo Zoo, The Akron Roundtable as well as serving as chief diversity officer at the University of Toledo. This new position is a homecoming of sorts for Burns, who established his strong fundraising reputation working in development for Children’s Hospital of Michigan earlier in his career. Mr. Burns is a graduate of Central Michigan University and has been a part time instructor at UT in the areas of public relations and interpersonal communications.