WISDOM Board of Directors


  • Bobbie Lewis, President, (Jewish) Oak Park
  • Ayesha Kahn, Vice President, Programming Chair (Muslim) West Bloomfield
  • Maryann Schlie, Vice President, Board Development Chair (Unity) Beverly Hills
  • Paula Drewek, Past President, Co-Secretary (Baha’i) Warren
  • Sameena Basha, Co-Secretary (Muslim) Rochester Hills
  • Patricia Harris, Co-Founder, (Roman Catholic), Bloomfield Hills
  • Gail Katz,  Co-Founder, Past – President (Jewish), West Bloomfield
  • Teri Weingarden – Treasurer, (Jewish) West Bloomfield
  • Karin Dains (LDS) Lathrup Village
  • Rev. Carolyn Simon (Christian) Southfield


  • Dr. Rose Cooper, (Unity) Lathrup Village
  • Shama Mehta (Hindu) Livonia
  • Sheri Schiff (Jewish) Birmingham
  • Uzma Sharaf (Muslim) Bloomfield Hills


  • Parwin Anwar (Muslim), Sterling Heights
  • The Rev. Sharon A. Buttry LMSW (American Baptist), Hamtramck
  • Ellen Ehrlich (Episcopalian) Southfield
  • Fran Hildebrandt (Jewish) Farmington Hills
  • Brenda Rosenberg (Jewish) Bloomfield Hills
  • Gigi Salka (Muslim) Bloomfield Hills
  • Sumaiya Ahmed Sheikh (Muslim)


WISDOM Mission Statement

To Provide concrete modeling of women from different faith traditions working together in harmony for the common good.
To Empower women to take a more active role in furthering social justice and world peace.
To Dispel myths, stereotypes, prejudices and fear about faith traditions different from our own.
To Nurture the growth of empathy and spiritual energy that result from our projects and interfaith dialogue.


WISDOM is a Non-Profit Organization. Get involved with WISDOM!

WISDOM’s challenge is to bring together people from different faith traditions, ethnicities, races, and cultures in an atmosphere of safety and respect to engage in educational and community service projects. Let’s change our world through the positive power of building relationships!