New Day Foundation for Families in Rochester Hills Names Three New Board Members

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Scott Hankins, Ed Lynch, Dana Zakalik headshots
Scott Hankins, Ed Lynch, Dana Zakalik // Courtesy of the New Day Foundation for Families

New Day Foundation for Families, a nonprofit that seeks to provide financial assistance and emotional support to families facing cancer based in Rochester Hills, today announced the addition of three new board members: Scott Hankins, Ed Lynch, and Dr. Dana Zakalik.

“I have never been more encouraged about the future for families who are facing cancer,” says Gina Kell Spehn, co-founder and president of the foundation. “Our board is comprised of caring, committed and connected individuals willing to lend their expertise to our community.

“Although we can’t change a diagnosis, we can offer programs and services that directly impact the outcome. New Day is redefining the cancer experience by removing major obstacles on the road to remission.”

Hankins is a senior financial advisor and certified exit planning strategist for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. He is a multiyear Forbes nationally ranked wealth manager who advises high net-worth clients and families in financial planning and estate gifting strategies.

Lynch is 30-year veteran of the financial services industry, 26 of which have been at Edward Jones where he has served in multiple roles. He retired from leadership at Edward Jones at the conclusion of 2020 and continues to focus on serving a select group of clients as a financial adviser.

Zakalik is the corporate director of the Nancy and James Grosfeld Cancer Genetics Center and a professor in the Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School. She is board certified in internal medicine and oncology.

For the third straight year in 2021, New Day Foundation’s revenue surpassed $1 million. Having served 40 percent more patients, caregivers, and family members in 2021 than 2020, the Foundation is now on track to serve more than 2,600 people in 2022.

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