Lighthouse Leadership

President and CEO

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John Ziraldo
is CEO/President of Lighthouse of Oakland County, one of the largest human service agencies in Oakland County. He has a diverse background in nonprofit administration, grant writing and fundraising.  Prior to working at Lighthouse, John was the Director of Programs at The Guidance Center, served as the Executive Director at The Thompson-McCully Foundation, and was a Senior Program Officer at The Skillman Foundation. His accomplishments include securing expanded and ongoing funding for several programs including the creation of Head/Start Community Day Care partnerships in Taylor, MI, along with the development and implementation of initiatives to help reform the Detroit Public Schools.

Mr. Ziraldo also spent a year in China teaching English and lecturing on American life and culture. He is currently a Trustee with Crossroads of Michigan, Inc., sits on the board of New Detroit Inc. and is a member of the Michigan Department of Human Services Workforce Action Network. John holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan. 


Richard A. Shapack

As Of Counsel with the law firm of Butzel Long, P.C. in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, his practice is concentrated in tax, real estate and business planning.  Mr. Shapack is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Harvard University Graduate School of Business and Catholic University Columbus School of Law.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is certified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Tax Lawyer.   In 2006, he was named in the first listing of Michigan Super-Lawyers and has been named again in each subsequent year.  He serves on the BNA Tax Management Real Estate Advisory Board and has served on the Council for the Michigan Bar Probate and Estate Planning Section and the Harvard Business School Alumni Association Board of Directors.  

He spent eleven years on active duty in the Navy serving on nuclear submarines and at the Navy Strategic Systems Project Office.  In addition to serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Lighthouse of Oakland County, he is President of the Harvard Business School Club of Michigan; General Counsel to and a past President of the Birmingham Rotary Club; a past President of the Metropolitan Detroit Council of the Navy League and a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan.  He is and has been involved in the Southeast Michigan Non-Profit Leadership Collaborative, Bar Ilan University Board of Advisors and other charitable activities

Board of Directors

Richard Shapack

Laurie Horvath
Vice Chair

Carl Smith

Marty West

Maurice Banks
Jim Clarke
Susan Cooper
Agostinho Fernandes, Jr.
D. Stewart Green
John Irwin
William Johnson
Louis H. Lindeman, Jr.
Jane McNamara
Dean Rocheleau
Mark Tomlinson
Bruce Turpin

John Ziraldo

President & CEO






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