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Judson Center Welcomes Two New Board Members 

Royal Oak, MI –April 15, 2012- Judson Center a nonprofit family services agency is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to their Board of Trustees. Beginning in February, George V. Cassar, Jr., and Melissa A. Howell will serve a three year term.

Marn G. Myers, President and CEO stated, “I am excited that Melissa and George will be sharing their expertise and experience with Judson Center as we plan for the future.”

Melissa A. Howell is the executive director of human resources for General Motors - North America. Previously, she was director of human resources for Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing, and director of human resources for Corporate Staffs with GM. Howell began her career at GM in 1990 as a graduate school intern, working at the now-closed Willow Run Assembly Plant in Ypsilanti, Mich. Among her positions during her tenure she worked in GM Benefits, International Operations Group and GM Europe headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, as the Executive Compensation Manager.

Howell has a bachelor of arts in labor relations from Michigan State University and a master of arts in industrial relations from Wayne State University. She resides in Clarkston with her husband and two sons.

George V. Cassar, Jr., is a shareholder at Southfield-based Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth & Heller P.C. He is looking forward to assisting in the organization’s planned giving and fundraising efforts. Cassar also serves as secretary on the board of directors for Don Bosco Hall, on the board for Miracle League of Plymouth, is a tax council member for the tax section of the State Bar of Michigan and is an executive member and finance committee member of Inforum.


A resident of Grosse Pointe Shores, Cassar received his bachelor’s degree, with honors from the University of Michigan and his master’s in tax law from Wayne State University Law School. He focuses his practice in the areas of estate and business succession planning, taxation and probate.


About Judson Center

Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families in need in southeast Michigan. Since opening its doors in 1924, Judson Center has grown to provide services to more than 4,600 individuals and families each year across 12 Michigan Counties. Responding to the needs of the community, Judson Center offers programs in these areas: Autism, Adoption, Foster Care, Family Preservation, Respite, Residential Living, Supported Employment, and Mental Health Services. For details, visit www.judsoncenter.org or call 248-549-4339.


Janice Morgan




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