About Us

An unwavering mission to help each child heal and embrace their individual worth.

At Vista Maria we know that it takes a Fearless Heart to overcome the challenges of abuse and trauma and move forward. An unwavering courage, limitless love and positive vision that was embodied in 1883 by our founder Sister Mary Euphrasia, and carried on today by each one of us. What began as a home for girls and women in need has evolved to encompass mental health services, foster care and adoption, independent living, and secure care for the survivors of human trafficking, plus education, after school care and advocacy for the welfare of children.


We’re visionary in our approach and unrelenting in our quest to provide the best care and support for vulnerable children and families. Our boundless belief in every person’s worth propels us to action, pursuing new ways to serve our community. Vista Maria invites anyone with courage, love and vision to join us and ignite a life of possibility.


We foster restorative relationships and deliver innovative care, treatment, and education so that vulnerable youth and families believe in their worth, heal and build the skills for success.


All children, families and communities achieve success through continuous learning and relationships that promote personal, professional and family well-being.

Core Values

Driven by courage, love, and vision, Vista Maria puts our Core Values into practice every single day. They inform how we approach our work and relationships with our young people, families, staff, and community.

Mercy & Compassion Love That Pardons We recognize that all people sometimes make mistakes and need the support of others to be restored to physical, psychological and spiritual health.
Individual Worth One’s Own Worth as a Person We are passionate about people. Honoring Vista Maria’s spiritual foundation, we respect the sanctity of life, and we value the intrinsic dignity and inherent worth of each person.
Reconciliation Restoration of Relationships We empower our employees, youth and families to achieve positive change and to find personal peace and peace in their relationships with family and society.
Zeal Love and Kindness in Action We value the passionate giving of our time and talents in service of the welfare of others and the betterment of our world.

We must have untiring zeal and never fear difficulties. If we have to climb the highest mountains we must do so with courage.

Sister Mary Euphrasia

Our Legacy


Board of Directors

James Bernacki
Board Chair
Senior Vice President
Comerica Bank

Donna England
Board Vice-Chair
Retired Chief Accounting Officer

Gregory Spinazze
Board Secretary
Wealth Strategy Partners

Russell Agosta
Board Treasurer
Retired Partner
Grant Thornton LLP

Beth Rose
Managing Counsel—Product Litigation
Ford Motor Company

Carol Taylor
Amerisure Insurance

Sr. Dorothy Doyle
Board RGS Representative
Sisters of the Good Shepherd

Dawn Connors
Branch Owner/Sr Loan Officer
Mortgage One

Elizabeth James
Supply Chain Professional

Harold Dubrowsky
Financial Consultant

Jayashree Ishwar
Chief Underwriting Officer
Amerisure Mutual

Jeffrey Sokolowski
Robert Half International

Josie Hunwick
Grant Thornton LLP

Margaret Warner
Retired Director
State of Michigan

Mary Williams
Vice President
Insurance Exchange

Michelle Bain
MDB & Associates PLLC

Norma Jean Evans
Director of Sustainability & Business Services
Cranbrook Educational Community

Rhonda Davenport-Johnson
EVP & Director Retail and Small Business
Comerica Bank

Shannon Quinn
President—Original Equipment US & Canada Consumer Tires
Bridgestone Automotive