John D. Russell
Mr. Russell is the CEO of CNS and the visionary that was responsible for planning and successfully launching CNS as a 501(c)3 organization based in Novi, MI, in June 2011.
Frank Barazsu, CPA
Mr. Barazsu is a member of the CNS Board of Directors with a focus in financial planning and development. He is the founder and managing shareholder of Barazsu & Cross, P.C., Bloomfield Hills, MI, for more than 32 years. His expertise is in corporate tax preparation, partnership taxation, accounting, and strategic planning, among other specializations.
David Doran, D. Min.
Dr. Doran is senior pastor of Inter-City Baptist Church, Allen Park, MI, and the President of the Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Doran also serves as Chairman of the Pastoral Theology Department and is responsible for teaching the core pastoral theology courses in the Master of Divinity program (Philosophy of Church Ministry, Pastoral Leadership, and Ministry Management). He received his education at Bob Jones University, (B.A.), Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Min.). Dr. Doran has published articles in Frontline, Today’s Christian Preacher, The Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary Journal, and recently co-authored a book on missions entitled For the Sake of His Name.
Mr. Doran has been a Senior Vice President and Partner for Koll Development Company, a national real estate development company with headquarters in Dallas, TX, since 1998. Mr. Doran has 25 years of commercial real estate experience.
Mark Haacke, PhD
Dr. Haacke is an active collaborator. He is internationally recognized as an expert in MR imaging. He received the Gold Medal Award from the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Dr. Haacke’s academic training is in theoretical, high-energy physics, receiving his PhD in high-energy physics from the University of Toronto. His work culminated in the development of Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) in early 2000, which is now a globally accepted technique for the detection of micro bleeds. He is a Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Harper University Hospital in Detroit, MI.
President and CEO of Lanzon Consulting and former vice president of Powertrains and Global Transmissions at General Motors, has joined the Board of CNS. Jim is a graduate of Kettering University and spent 45 years in a variety of engineering roles at General Motors.
Melvin (Mel) H. Patton, MLA
Major (Ret.) USA: Maj. Patton (Ret.) Is a member of the CNS Board of Directors with a focus on Military Affairs. He served 22 years of active duty in the United States Army as an Infantry and a Procurement Officer. He served in: West Berlin, Germany; West Germany; Republic of Viet Nam (RVN); Italy; and several locations in the U.S. He earned a Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree from Coker College, Hartsville, SC. He is also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, the Command and General Staff College, the Ranger Course, the Airborne Course, and the Defense Procurement Course.