Our Staff


Leadership Team

Kathleen Hatke Aro, JD


Kathleen was appointed president of Accounting Aid Society in 2004. She is an attorney with experience in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Under her leadership, Accounting Aid was named a “Best-Managed Nonprofit” by Crain’s Detroit Business. In 2012, Ms. Aro was named a “Shining Light” and honored with the Eleanor Josaitis Unsung Hero Award by the Detroit Free Press and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition. She holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, a law degree from George Washington University, and a BA from Purdue University.


Gabrielle Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Gabrielle became chief operating officer in 2015. She joined the agency’s development staff in 2005 and was promoted to director of development a year later. In 2012, she became director of operations and process improvement. In addition to development experience and business planning, Ms. Thomas has nine years of private sector experience in production supervision, project management and program development. She earned an MBA from University of Detroit-Mercy and a BS in Food Science from Michigan State University.


Harry Cook, CPA

Director, Finance and Administration

Harry joined the agency in 2014 after 15 years of experience handling accounting and property management for several small businesses. As director of finance and administration, Harry handles operations and HR, bookkeeping, facilities, technology, and oversees the call center. He has a BA in economics from the University of Detroit, and a master of science in accountancy from Walsh College. A Certified Public Accountant, Harry is also an adjunct instructor in accounting at Walsh College.


Angela Gabridge, CFRE

Director, Community Engagement

Angela joined Accounting Aid Society in September 2018. She has 13 years of experience in philanthropy, engagement and nonprofit leadership. Prior to joining the agency, she was deputy director of philanthropy for the ACLU of Michigan. Before joining the ACLU, Angela served as development director for several nonprofits and has successfully built and managed capital capacity and major gifts campaigns up to $45 million. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive.


Marshall J. Hunt, CPA

Director, Tax Policy and Advocacy

Marshall joined the staff of Accounting Aid in 2001 after 34 years of experience in tax administration with the IRS. Prior to joining the staff, he had been a tax volunteer for 20 years, including nine years on the agency’s board of directors. Mr. Hunt, a CPA since 1972, holds an MS in Taxation from Walsh College and a BBA from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He has been an adjunct lecturer in the College of Business of the University of Michigan-Dearborn since 1986. Mr. Hunt has received many national and state awards for his work in helping to improve the lives of underserved households.



Frances Bayer
LITC Associate

Karen Bryant
Call Center Supervisor

Rachel Campbell, EA
Senior Small Business Analyst

Dennis T. Dolbee, CPA
Director, LITC Clinic

Shawn Goodwin
Call Center Representative

Kathy Holka
Senior Tax Policy Analyst and Homebound Program Manager

Janet Huntoon
Senior VITA Program Manager

Virginia Jackson
Administrative Assistant

Haley Lovelace
Volunteer Specialist

Rhonda McCleese
Operations and Human Resources Manager

Katie Migliazzo
Marketing and Communications Strategist

Maria Mendez, EA
Senior Small Business Analyst

Ashley Mizzi, MBA
Director, Business Strategy and Innovation

Garylle Smith
VITA Program Manager

Samantha Spolarich
Marketing Specialist
Willena Stiles, EA
LITC Program Manager
Lindsey Vaclav
Program Integration and Evaluation Manager
Kassie Ward
Information Technology Coordinator

Betsy Zobl-Tar
Grants Strategist