WONF Director and
Lawyer for Harmon International
Phone: 248-705-1955 (c)
A licensed patent attorney by trade, I handle all manner of commercial transactions for Harman (yes, that Harman, the electronics company that makes JBL speakers). I have run for township clerk and 'learned', and I am currently serving in my 10th year as a GOP precinct delegate. I was awarded Pro Bono attorney of the year by Lakeshore Legal Aid in 2018. And, as you can see from my profile photo, I try to avoid taking myself too seriously.
Cynthia Von Oeyen
WONF Director and
Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor
Phone: 248-563-9717 (c)
After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, I spent six years in Muskegon, Michigan as an assistant prosecutor. In 2000, I joined the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office as an assistant prosecutor and am currently employed there. I specialize in appellate work, and litigate in the Oakland County Circuit Court, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court and primarily handle serious felonies such as sex crimes, robberies, and murders. I have worked on a number of campaigns for women who have run for elected office and, through my current role as director on the Board of WON, hope to support other women to achieve the goal of leadership through an appointed or elected office.
Shannon Dare Wayne, PhD
Manager, Ford Motor Company
Shannon Dare has worked for Ford Motor Company for over 20 years. She is currently Budget Manager for Vehicle Embedded Software & Connectivity at Ford Motor Company. Prior, she worked in Planning & Strategy for the Middle East & Africa region.
Shannon completed Ford’s Manufacturing Leadership Program with rotations including: Production Line Supervisor, Process Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Product Development Plant Resident Engineer, and 2007 National UAW -- Ford Negotiations team.
Shannon also makes time for her community of Milan, Michigan. She is Chairperson of the Milan Beautification Commission and Secretary of Milan’s Downtown Development Authority/Milan Main Street aiding in her city’s revitalization. Additionally, she is on the Parish Council of her local Catholic Church and is a current candidate for Milan City Council.
Shannon holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and MS in Manufacturing Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit. She also holds a BS in Industrial Management & MS Industrial Operations, both from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Through the American Society for Quality, she is a Certified Manager of Quality and Certified Quality Auditor. Shannon serves on the Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Board at Lawrence Technological University and a Global Industry Advisory Board Member of the Industrial Engineering Operations Management Society International.
Shannon is married to Kevin Wayne and they have three active children ages 16, 13, & 8. On most evenings and weekends, you can find her cheering for her kids at either the pool, football & baseball fields, volleyball & tennis courts, or track.
Former Elected Position: Precinct Delegate
Current Appointed Position: 1) Secretary, Milan Main Street/Downtown Development Authority, Milan, MI; 2) Chairperson, Milan Beautification Commission, Milan, MI.
Award(s) / Recognition(s): 1) 2020 -- Women in Industry and Academia Award, Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society International; 2) 2016 -- Distinguished Volunteer -- Lawrence Technological University. Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Detroit Chapter
West Bloomfield Treasurer
Profession: West Bloomfield Treasurer
Current Elected Position: West Bloomfield Treasurer
Former Elected Position(s): West Bloomfield Treasurer
Current Appointed Position(s): WISDOM President
Assistant Appellate Defender at the State Appellate Defender Office
Profession: Assistant Appellate Defender at the State Appellate Defender Office
Current Elected Position: School Board Trustee