Lisa Vilella is the Executive Director at Mimi’s Mission. She is a life-long Downriver resident, being raised on Grosse Ile and currently residing in Wyandotte. She is happily married to her husband Jim, with three grown children and four grandchildren. The concept of Mimi’s Mission began in 2013, while operating an insurance agency, in which Lisa owned. Mimi’s Mission went from concept to reality in 2015, when it became a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. In October of 2017, she closed her agency to focus on Mimi’s Mission full time. Now that she can concentrate solely on Mimi’s Mission, Vilella hopes to assist more residents in our community.
Dan Cubr is a Divisional Vice President with Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender. A graduate of Davenport University (BBA-Finance), an alumnus of Fortune 500 firms including Ernst & Young and Ford Motor Company, and former business owner, Dan possesses extensive experience in sales, relationship management, business development, and personal/professional development. Dan has been a resident of Brownstown Township for the last 13 years, where he lives with his son Mason and daughter Avery. He is also very active in the community, coaching his son and daughter and their respective Flat Rock Community basketball teams, as well as his son’s flag football team. A devoted family man who loves spending time with family and friends, Dan also looks to stay active by playing basketball, golf, and by working out. He believes that people have responsibility to look out for one another and should always think about how they can make things better for those around them.
Dawn works for DTE Energy, providing support to both Human Resources and Senior Executives. She has been with DTE for five years and during that time has been named a Corporate Volunteerism Ambassador. Dawn was raised in River Rouge and has made Riverview her home for the last 15 years. She lives there with her husband and two rescue dogs. She has three grown children and is a doting Aunt. In her spare time, Dawn and her husband enjoy antiquing, weekend road trips, and the outdoors. She is excited to support the Downriver Communities and believes Mimi’s Mission is a wonderful way to do that!