"I'm so proud to be apart of this organization, helping and meeting hockey families throughout our state."
Lucy is a founding member of Hockey has Heart. She is retired from IBM after a successful sales and managerial career and now contributes a large portion of her free time to the charity. Lucy also served as a team manager, officer and president of the Farmington Hills Hockey Association. Lucy is the proud "hockey mom" of her son, Mike, who won state championships at FHHA and Catholic Central High School. Lucy's passion for hockey developed at a very early age and fondly recalls Red Wing games from her childhood at the Old Red Barn (Olympia) with her uncle. She lives in Plymouth with her husband, Jim.
Jenny was born and raised in Farmington Hills with her sister and two younger brothers. She attended Marian High School where she became an avid softball player. After high school Jenny took her talents down to Miami University where she studied Finance and Marketing, graduating in 2005. After a short jaunt to Chicago, where she met her husband Adam, Jenny moved back to the metro-Detroit area where they settled in Berkley. She currently works at Valassis Communications as a Finance Manager supporting multi-million dollar clients with goals to make Valassis as profitable as possible.
Jenny was introduced to HHH when her brother, Shane Dwyer, was paralyzed due to a snowboarding injury in December of 2014. Jenny and her family partnered with HHH to host a very successful auction fundraiser for Shane at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, where Shane played hockey throughout high school. Through this experience Jenny brings knowledge in fundraising, donations, and negotiations. She is looking forward to rolling up her sleeves and helping other hockey families in need.
In her spare time you can find Jenny at the gym, at brunch with her siblings, trying her hand in the kitchen, or climbing Colorado Mountains with her husband of 7 years, Adam.
Myra Zolynsky, Treasurer
Myra is a founding member of Hockey has Heart and has been instrumental in its success. She's been involved in hockey since her son's John and David began playing. Myra's twin daughters, Jacqueline and Josephine, are synchronized skaters who have successfully competed for Team USA in numerous international competitions both here and abroad. Following in their father's footsteps, both of Myra's grandsons are playing hockey now too.
Myra is the USA District 4 registrar and served on the MAHA District 4 council. Besides hockey, Myra serves as equestrian coach for Huron High School in New Boston. She and her husband, Dave, live in Farmington Hills.
You can reach Myra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Newell, Secretary
Keith is better known as the father of the triplets. His two sons played hockey from their early elementary school years through varsity hockey at Grosse Pointe South. They now play in various leagues at Michigan State University. His daughter plays in various leagues at Miami University in Ohio. While the kids were growing up, Keith served as Ice Director for the Grosse Pointe Hockey Association and as manager of several teams. He brings his thirty plus years of sales and marketing experience with IBM to Hockey has Heart. Both Keith and his wife, Sara, along with their dog, Elsa, enjoy many an evening watching Red Wings games.
Terry Gould, Director
In 2002, father of five children, Terry Gould, was on the national transplant registry waiting for a new heart. His fight became well known and the Michigan hockey community overwhelmingly responded with donations and prizes. In early 2003 an event was held for the Gould Family and later that spring Terry received his much needed heart.
Terry and his wife, Patrice, live in Plymouth and continue to enjoy life and their newly expanding family, now with six grandchildren and one on the way. Terry joined the HHH Board soon after he recovered and is living proof of the power of prayer and community.
Laurie Houseman, Director
"I'm very proud to be part of an organization that has been able to help so many families when needed the most!"
Laurie is a founding member of Hockey Has Heart. Laurie has three sons, all of which played hockey through Farmington Hills Hockey Association (FHHA). Her oldest, John, started playing the inaugural year of the Farmington Hills Ice Arena in 1994. He went on to play travel for Farmington then for Central Michigan. He is now 30, and has just made her a proud Grandma! Paul, 28, pursued wrestling and baseball. Vincent, 23, continued in hockey and played Juniors for the Motor City Chiefs. Laurie has owned and operated Experienced Medical Billing for 18 years and lives in Howell with her husband, Guy Houseman.
Mike and Norma LaFever, Directors
Mike and Norma have been involved with Hockey has Heart since it's first gala back in 2003 and became directors shortly thereafter. Mike's day job is a barber at the Korner Barbers in Farmington. Mike and Norma share a passion for their 25 acre chestnut farm, LaFever Chestnuts, in Fenton.
Mike and Norma are consummate "hockey people." Their son, Wade, played hockey since the age of 5 and played on numerous championship teams including the Catholic Central Shamrocks and Bowling Green Falcons club team. Mike provides the color commentary for most CC games streamed on the internet.
Dave & Erinn Moss, Directors
Dave was born and raised in Livonia where he played hockey for the LHA up until he moved on to play 3 years for Detroit Catholic Central. After playing junior hockey for one year, he spent 4 years playing hockey for The University of Michigan where he earned a degree in Sports Management and Communications. After graduating, Dave went on to play 10 years of professional hockey, including stops in Calgary and Phoenix. He was very active in many charities during his playing career including winning the Ralph T. Scurfield award in Calgary and the Man of the Year award in Phoenix for dedication to the community.
Erinn grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but moved to Michigan to be with Dave in 2012. She was a contestant on the TV show Survivor and finished in 3rd place during her season. She has been involved in many charitable efforts through Survivor, including a trip to Southeast Asia on a USO tour to entertain the troops. Erinn was very involved in charities with the Arizona Coyotes while Dave played in Phoenix and truly enjoys planning and coordinating events. She and Dave are very excited to work with Hockey Has Heart and give back to hockey families in need.
Dave and Erinn welcomed their first son Henry "Hank" on August 3, 2015 and are anxiously waiting his first trip to the ice rink!
Kyle O'Malley, Director
“The genius of hockey is not in the game itself, but in the people the game attracts.”
Kyle is a founding member of Hockey Has Heart. He is a risk management and insurance consultant for Wyandotte Michigan based Daly Merritt Insurance as well as an active Senior Advisor to Worth Investment Group, a Michigan based privately held and diversified financial holding company. Kyle is a Past President and Secretary of the Board. He grew up in Kitchener Ontario where he played and coached youth hockey and moved to Michigan in 1997 to work for Penske Corporation. Kyle has been actively involved in coaching and managing youth hockey teams in Michigan within the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association, the Victory Honda Hockey Association, The Farmington Hills Hockey Association and the Compuware Hockey Association. Kyle lives in Ann Arbor with his wife Chris and their four children.
Bob Reid, Director
Bob's passion has been all things hockey for most of his life. After high school he started working at Griffin's Sports Shop in Livonia. In 1980 he joined the Bauer Skate sales team for the U.S. until 1997. He worked with CCM Hockey and Reebok Hockey for 11 years and now sells licensed NHL and Collegiate apparel.
Bob has coached hockey since 1975 and has many great experiences behind the bench. In the last few years his teams were able to skate with the Yellow Jackets Sled Hockey Team, enjoy a MSU hockey game and see the Red Wings practice.
Bob and his wife of 41 years have four children and two grandchildren.
" I enjoy working with Hockey has Heart in giving back what I can to a game that is so important in our life."