APCCF is an independent non-governmental organization.

Kurt Mazag
President, Board of Directors

Kurt has been a resident of Allen Park for 48 years. He is an Air Force, EDS (now HP) and TAC Automotive retiree with experience in supervision and management in the fields of Personnel, Project Management and Mainframe Software Development. Kurt has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Dearborn. He served on the Allen Park Emergency Manager's Advisory Committee. After serving on that Committee, Kurt realized there was more to do and hopes he can make a positive impact with the APCCF.

Ray Tessier

Ray has been an Allen Park resident for 42 years. He retired from General Motors as the Global Director of the Environmental Services Group, which is responsible for pollution control at GM factories, worldwide. Ray holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from GMI and an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Wayne State. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Michigan and Ohio and a Certified Materials Manager (CHMM). Ray has served on the Wayne State University Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board and as a volunteer on the Engineering Society of Detroit Annual Fundraising Committee. He is a member of Allen Park Presbyterian Church and the Engineering Society of Detroit, as well as a number of other engineering associations. Ray chose to serve on the APCCF Board because he is interested in helping to maintain Allen Park as the best place to live in the downriver area.


Joyce Bertasio

Joyce is a lifelong resident of Allen Park and an Allen Park High School graduate. She was a secretary in the Allen Park Public School System for 18 years, handling confidential information throughout the district. In this capacity, Joyce interacted with parents, students, faculty and school administrators at all levels. A member of the PTA for 15 years, she was Treasurer of the high school PTA for two years. Joyce has volunteered at soup kitchens, Christ Net, the Cabrini Festival, as a Cub Scout Den Mother, Brownie and Girl Scout Leader and assistant coach of the Cabrini Girls Summer Softball League. Over the past three years, she has served on the APCCF Fund Development and Recognition Committees and participated in park playscape builds, mulch spreading, playscape painting and at the annual Pizza, Wine and Beer Fundraiser. She is our liaison with the Allen Park Public Schools with
which APCCF has forged a strong relationship. Joyce and her husband, Dave, have three
children and seven grandchildren and enjoy spending most of their time attending their events
and activities. Joyce chose to serve on the APCCF Board because she wants to continue to
help better our community and become more involved in the decision-making process.

Amanda Wertz

Amanda Wertz has been a resident of Allen Park for nearly 10 years and is a graduate of
Wayne State University where she majored in Accounting. She has worked in accounting and
audit for 10 years, starting with KPMG as an Audit Associate, then with Plante Moran as a
Financial Specialist. Amanda is currently employed by the City of Allen Park as their Deputy
Finance Director. She is a member of the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association
and the Michigan Municipal League. She enjoys spending time with her daughters, ages 15
and 13, watching them learn and grow, keeping up with current events and trying new activities.
Amanda has chosen to serve on the APCCF Board of Directors because she is interested in
volunteering in the community and assisting in having a positive impact on the things that make
Allen Park a great place to learn, live and work.

Mary Wallace

Mary has been a resident of Allen Pak for the past 20 years. She retired from General Motors with 34 years of experience in Human Resources. Mary was one of the founders of Urban Neighborhood Initiatives (UNI), a non-profit organization formed to work with residents and businesses in Detroit to transform urban neighborhoods into safe, vibrant, cohesive communities. She served on their Board for almost 20 years and held a variety of positions, including that of President, twice. As a Board member, she participated in and was responsible for fundraising, financial planning and program development for families. Programs included computer training, English as a second language and GED courses as well as new business start-ups, including a mural program and LLC Bike Repair shop, now run for profit. Mary also served on the Allen Park Emergency Manager's Advisory Committee and, along with Gail McLeod, was one of the key members in the development of the Visioning Plan. Mary chose to serve on the APCCF Board because she believes Allen Park will become stronger and grow as residents and businesses work together and participate in activities that will, ultimately, enable Allen Park to remain the city of choice.

Gail McLeod

Gail has been a resident of Allen Park for over 45 years. She retired from General Motors as a Human Resources Manager and has extensive experience working with all levels of management. Gail graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Detroit with a BBA in Personnel. She served as Co-Chair of the Allen Park Emergency Manager's Advisory Committee and was a key member in developing the Visioning Plan, which resulted from meetings with Allen Park citizens. Most recently, Gail was elected to the Allen Park City Council, where she serves as Mayor Pro Tem. Gail chose to serve on the APCCF Board because it is an extension of the work started during the Visioning Process and believes the organization can help Allen Park remain an attractive and viable community in the Downriver area.

Rhonda Yoder

Rhonda has been a resident of Allen Park for 13 years.  She graduated from Northwood University with a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing/Management.  Rhonda is employed at Ford Motor Company on the F150 program, where she works with engineering, suppliers and the Dearborn Truck and Kansas City Assembly Plants to ensure parts are available to keep assembly lines moving smoothly.  Rhonda has been a member of Ford Motor Company’s Diversity and Community Service Council for 7 years and received recognition from the Diversity and Community Service Council in 2014.  She formed the White Avenue Neighborhood Watch 6 years ago and organizes and hosts quarterly Neighborhood Watch meetings with Sergeant Feltz of the Allen Park Police Department.  In her spare time, she and her husband, Mike, and their two dogs, Kimber and Doolin, go to their cabin in northern Michigan, where they enjoy fly fishing the lakes and rivers around their cabin.  Rhonda chose to serve on the APCCF Board of Directors to meet more Allen Park residents and to get involved with the City.