NEW Main Street Pontiac Board Members

On Wednesday, March 16, the Pontiac Downtown Business Association, soon to be known as Main Street Pontiac, held their annual elections for the transition of their board leadership. The leadership of the board is responsible for guiding the memberships approval for work plans in the four main buckets of the organization around promotions, design, organization, and economic development as planned for Downtown Pontiac. Membership is open to the community at large and is comprised of business owners, downtown residents, and community neighbors and their voices are heard during the election process around how Downtown Pontiac will be managed.

2016 Main Street Pontiac NEW Board Members

This year six incredible representatives were nominated to run for the board.

This year's Pontiac Downtown Business Association board members are comprised of three newly elected members, one re-elected member, and four remaining board members whose terms were not up this year. The new board takes office April 1st, 2016.

2016 Main Street Pontiac Board Members

  • Phil Wojtowicz - Board President

  • Vice President of CORE Partners, and Downtown building owner

  • Kathie Henk - Board Treasurer

  • Owner of The Henk Studio, Downtown Resident, and Downtown building owner

  • Daniela Walters - Newly Elected

  • Patent Attorney at The Dobrusin Law Firm in Downtown Pontiac

  • Teresa Rodges - Newly Elected

  • Vice President of the Oakland University, School of Nursing

  • Dubrae Newman - Newly Elected

  • District 1 resident and board member of

  • Robert Karazim - Re-elected

  • Owner of K & R Studios, Downtown Resident, and Downtown building owner

  • Karen Jorgensen - Board Member

  • Owner of Jorgensen and Associates, Downtown Resident, and Downtown building owner

  • Chris Haney - Board Member

  • Director at STAR EMS

  • Glen Konopaskie - Executive Director

  • Owner of Future Help Designs and Pontiac resident


Daniela Walters

Daniela Walters is a patent attorney at The Dobrusin Law Firm, P.C. in downtown Pontiac and a 2015 graduate of Wayne State University Law School. Prior to practicing as an attorney, she was an engineer in the automotive industry. She currently resides in Farmington Hills with her husband. You can find out more about her at

Teresa Rodges

Teresa Rodges may be familiar to many as previously from McLaren Oakland Foundation and the Marketing Department at McLaren Oakland where she served as Executive Director. With more than 20 years of professional fundraising experience she serves with passion on local and national board positions. Currently she is employed at Oakland University School of Nursing and Continuing Education as their Executive Director. You can find out more about her at

Dubrae Newman

Dubrae Newman is a long term resident of Pontiac's District 1 in which his residency and Downtown Pontiac both fall within. He is most commonly known for his term at OLHSA working as the Community Services Program Manager and currently the Community Resource Liason with Community Network Services (CNS). He is also co-founder of DUMA INTERNATIONAL.

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