Jennifer S. Callaghan
WONF Director and
Oakland County Probate Court Judge
Judge Callaghan serves as a judge of the Oakland County Probate Court, having been elected in 2016. She is a graduate of Wayne State Law School and Michigan State University (James Madison College). During law school, she worked at, and served on the board of, the Wayne State University Free Legal Aid Clinic. Judge Callaghan also interned for a Michigan Supreme Court Justice and the Civil Rights Division of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. Upon graduation, she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Child and Youth Services and Driver License Restoration Divisions.
Before being elected to the bench, Judge Callaghan focused on general and probate law in private practice.
Judge Callaghan is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Michigan Probate Judges Association, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Incorporated Society of Irish Lawyers, and Michigan Intra-Professional Association and is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar and Oakland County Bar Foundations. She is honored to currently serve as a Director on the boards of the Michigan Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review in addition to the Women Officials Network Foundation.
Brenda Joyce Carter
Michigan State Representative
Current Elected Position: State Representative
Former Elected Position(s): School Board Trustee
Current Appointed Position(s): Tax Increment Finance Authority, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. Appointed by Governor Whitmer: Poverty Advisory Council, Black Legislators Advisory Council, Adoption and Foster Care Task Force
Former Appointed Position(s): Too many to list
Award(s) / Recognition(s): Too many to list.
Oakland County Commissioner,
Retired Public Relations Consultant, and current Royal Oak Planning Commission Member
Journalist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host
Profession: Journalist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Podcast Host
Former Elected Position(s): Auburn Hills City Council
Award(s) / Recognition(s): Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame; 100 Leading Women in N.A. Auto Industry; WONder Woman
Dima El-Gamal, PhD, PE, LEEDAP
GLWA Capital Improvement Planning Director
Profession: Capital Improvement Planning Director, Great Lakes Water Authority
Current Appointed Position(s): West Bloomfield Township Planning Commission-Vice Chair; Michigan State Board of Professional Engineers
Ann Erickson Gault