house of providence

Board of Directors

Nikki Byanski

Nikki Byanski has extensive experience in business and fundraising. She has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Baker College and a Master’s of Science Administration In Philanthropy and Fundraising from Central Michigan University. She is the owner of Xtreme Escape Rooms in Shelby Township and works as a Senior Procurement Manager for IAC Group. She has served on the board of House of Providence since 2012 in the role of secretary, is currently the board chair, and serves as a Chief Procurement Council Member for OESA. She has served in this role since 2010.

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Oakland Church in Rochester, MI. Within his duties, he leads the staff of Oakland Church along with serving as the Young Adults pastor at the church. He graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and also earned a Diploma with a focus in Biblical Studies from Rhema Bible College. He resides in Rochester, MI with his family including his wife Quela and his daughter Zara. Andrew enjoys music, namely playing the piano, and even serves as a part of the worship team at his local church.

Ricky Giannetti

Ricky Giannetti studied accounting at Oakland Community College & Northwood University. He has been involved in the construction business for 24 years where he has managed and/or been an owner. His hobbies include coaching baseball, building and construction projects, & traveling. Through his friendship with Jay & Maggie Dunn, as well as supporting other foster care organizations, Ricky was honored when asked to become involved as a Board of Directors member and his heart continues to grow each and every day for foster care. He is grateful to have been asked to be on the HoP board and continues to find innovative ways to network for and support HoP.

Christi Giannetti

Christi Giannetti attended Oakland Christian K-12 & studied business courses at Oakland Community College and Oakland University. She has worked in retail management for over 8 years before becoming a stay at home mom that raises her 4 children and home-schools them. Her hobbies include gardening, studying health and wellness, and traveling. Christi generously assists with the gala and other fundraising and friend-raising efforts at HoP.

Emily Arredondo

As a former foster parent and now adoptive mother, with seven kids in total, Emily Arredondo would tell you her number one passion is seeing every child provided the care and love they deserve. She and her husband formerly pastored a local church that supported House of Providence and was very active in the surrounding community. Emily has served on the board of House of Providence for the last two years but has been involved in the dream of House of Providence providing a standard of excellence for Michigan’s most vulnerable and forgotten children since the beginning. She serves alongside key staff members on the Gala Committee, which is House of Providence’s largest fundraising initiative each year. She considers it one of her greatest privileges to be a part of such a trailblazing organization that is willing to advocate and believe for better for foster youth.

Crawford Webb

Crawford Webb has served on the board with House of Providence for many years. He attended Detroit schools and later graduated from Wayne State University. He spent 28 years working in a management position with the Detroit News. Following retirement from that position, he worked for 8 years as a bus driver with the Farmington school district. He has served on many charitable boards and committees working on behalf of youth throughout his lifetime, including working as the President of the Optimist Club in Detroit. Through his time on these committees, he has assisted in many fundraising opportunities and has many connections throughout the country. He also gives back in a Bible study fellowship as a teacher and now as a student working with his grandson. Crawford’s proudest accomplishment is his strong family relationships. He was married to his wife for 38 years and has an amazing daughter, son-in-law, and grandson.

Cherish Fields

Cherish Fields is a remarkable leader who drives transformative change in the field of child welfare. With a personal journey from foster care to becoming a respected leader, captivating speaker, and Child Welfare Leader, Cherish's story is one of resilience and inspiration. Her engaging podcast, "Child Welfare Leaders," drives meaningful conversations about serving out most vulnerable children with excellence. A distinguished Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate from University of Michigan, Cherish has dedicated her career to enhancing the experiences of individuals within the child welfare system. Her written research on the significance of relationships has been published in the Michigan Social Work and Social Justice Journal. In 2015, she was honored with the House of Providence Survivor Award, which was later renamed the "Cherish Fields Survivor Award" in 2021. She has also received the Survivor Foundation Social Worker of the Year Award and the 2019 Dedicated & Deserving Social Worker Award. Beyond her incredible professional achievements, Cherish derives joy from her loving marriage and cherishes the blessings of being a proud parent to two children.

Monnecia Riley

Mo Riley has been on the board of House of Providence since 2021 and serves as a Financial Advisor with Thrivent. She has been in the financial industry for approximately 13 years. She specializes in risk management and investment planning. Mo leads with integrity and desires to help her clients pass on a meaningful legacy, invest with purpose, and much more. In addition to serving on the board of House of Providence, Mo serves as an Ambassador for the Anchor Bay Rotary Club and helps with Thrivent Builds & Habitat for Humanity in Macomb, MI and has participated in or led 150 Thrivent Action Teams to support her community. She resides with her husband Michael, and together they have 3 children.

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