Community Reflections

Hear from our community and staff on how Kadima is helping our clients move forward.

Adam Zussman is a Principal at Gryphon Senior Living Group, and lives in Bloomfield Hills with his wife and two daughters. Adam has served on the committee for the Lois Zussman Golf Classic for the last two years, alongside  his father, Rick and grandfather, Milt. adam

Written By:  Adam Zussman  


My Grandparents have been involved with Kadima  ever since I can remember.   They were always very philanthropic, and Kadima was their primary target, their number one charity.  They passed the value of giving back onto my dad who in turn passed it to me and my brother and sister.  Family is first but charity is a close second to that....

Yujin is a student at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and visited the Kadima Center as part of the six-week psychiatric focus of the third-year clinical program. yujin

 Written By: Yujin Oh

When I visited Kadima as part of my program at Oakland University, I had the opportunity to freely bond with clients and participate in activities together. Spending time outside of a clinical approach, having fun together is not something we’re usually exposed to when we work with patients in our clinical program...

Dr. Allen is the president and CEO of the Autism Alliance of Michigan, which leads collaborative efforts across the state to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism through education, comprehensive services, community awareness, inclusion efforts, and coordinated advocacy.colleen Allen

Written By: Dr. Colleen Allen

I first met Kadima Clinical Director Jean Nemenzik when Kadima hosted Dr. Fred Volkmar from Yale for its Education Conference in October 2015. I had heard of Kadima because of the residential support it offers so many, and the issue of housing for people on the autism spectrum has been a focus of the Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) for several years. Jean had reached out to us as a partner for the conference. After that initial contact, and our follow up conversations, we discovered it made sense for us to partner on additional activities...


Charlotte began her work with Kadima in January of 2014 as a social work intern and has served in various roles since, including clinical work, volunteer coordination and then in her current role as Intake and Quality Assurance and Compliance Coordinator, coordinating residential services and overseeing audits to ensure compliance for billing and administrative tasks. She also is a Mental Health First Aid trainer. charlotte gardening day 16

Written By: Charlotte Sandy


When I was an undergrad, I was a psych major, and I knew I wanted to go into psychology or social work. I interned at a college counseling center in another state and my experience there is what solidified my passion...

Margo is the executive director of The Jewish Fund – established in 1997 from the sale proceeds of Sinai Hospital to the Detroit Medical Center – created to support efforts primarily in the Jewish community, but also within the general community, that promote health and wellbeing in metro Detroit. margo pernick

Written By: Margo Pernick

From the early stages of The Jewish Fund’s history, we have been supportive of Kadima. Because of the alignment of our missions – with the Jewish Fund’s focus on the health and wellbeing of the community and Kadima’s primary purpose to provide positive programs, services and activities for people with mental health needs – Kadima presented itself as quite an appropriate partner...