Meet the HRC

Meet the Livonia Human Relations Commission

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Rich Glover, Chair

Lived in Livonia since: 2016

HRC Member since: 2017

Rich Glover is a Sales Director in the automotive data space, leading an organization of nine team members. He earned his Bachelor of Science, in Automotive Marketing from Wayne State University and his Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development from Eastern Michigan University. Richard joined the Human Relations Commission because of his strong desire to have Livonia be a welcoming community for all and be recognized as such. In his tenure, he is hoping to introduce policies, programs, and other ideas to the Mayor and the City at large to advance DEI efforts in the city and for those passing through.

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Thomas Emerick, Secretary

Lived in Livonia since: 2008

HRC Member since: 2023

Thomas Emerick attends Stevenson High School while dual enrolling with Madonna University and Schoolcraft College as a Cadet for the Livonia Fire Department. Thomas joined the HRC in an effort to represent the voice of Livonia’s youth and to make an impact on his two younger sisters, who attend Stevenson and Buchanan Elementary School, and the city as a whole.

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Denise Collins-Robison

Lived in Livonia since: 1986

HRC Member since: 2022

Denise Collins-Robison is a recent retiree from Livonia Public Schools (LPS) and Clinical Social Worker. Denise has served the Western Wayne County Community for 43 years. She has worked with both children and adults in providing mental health services and substance abuse prevention and treatment. While at LPS, Denise was passionate about making sure students, families, and staff received the social, emotional, behavioral, academic, and health support they needed. She was also the chair of a PBIS program and was a member of the LPS Equity in Education Task Force.

As a Livonia citizen, she is committed to contributing her experience, knowledge, and skills to support a wonderfully diverse community.


Haitham Fakhouri

Lived in Livonia since: 2009

HRC member since: 2020

Haitham Fakhouri is a business owner who specializes in marketing strategies.  He has an extensive background in retail sales, marketing, and computer programming.  Haitham joined the HRC to help ensure that all citizens are safe and welcome regardless of their background.


Rebecca Drzewicki

Lived in Livonia since: 2011

HRC Member since: 2022

Rebecca Drzewicki is the Human Resources Manager at the Autism Alliance of Michigan. She lives with her husband, Robb, their two children, and three rescue animals. Rebecca has been volunteering with various organizations for several years in Livonia and surrounding communities. Rebecca chose to join the HRC so that she can be an uplifting voice and help make Livonia a more inclusive and welcoming place for all.

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Madison Ling

Lived in Livonia since: 2000

HRC Member since: 2023

Madison Ling is a current student at Schoolcraft College pursuing an Associate in Science and Certificate in Phlebotomy with the ultimate goal of becoming a physician. Born and raised in the city of Livonia, and a graduate of Stevenson High School, Madison joined the Human Relations Commission to continue immersing herself in the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access after she became involved on her college campus through personal advocacy, extracurricular leadership roles, and strategic correspondence with staff and administration.

 Born with a disability and an "adapt and overcome" mindset, Madison is eager to serve as a pioneer of informative and educational projects with the HRC to cultivate meaningful conversations, comprehensive understanding, and lasting relationships across all underrepresented, minority populations to enhance Livonia’s community to those who call it home and those only visiting.