Phone: 517-367-8000
Michigan FOP
Officers & Staff
President
Mike Sauger


Mike has worked for the Warren Police Department since 1998. His positions have included, Dispatch, Patrol, FTO, Community Policing, Bicycle Patrol, PAL Director, Explorer Advisor and since 2011, Mike has served as Full Time Union President for the Warren Police Officers Association.

Mike has been a member of the Christopher M Wouters Lodge No. 124 for over fifteen years.  Mike served various executive board positions and in 2015, became the State Lodge Vice President. In 2018, he was elected State Lodge President. 




Vice President
John Marasco


John started his career in Law Enforcement in 1994. He is a Sergeant and has served as a Patrol Officer and as a Detective with the Wolverine Lake Police Department for the past 16 years; prior to that he was with the Highland Park Public Safety Department. John has been a FOP member since 2003. John served 6 years as State Lodge Secretary, one year as State Treasurer Lodge, one year as State Lodge Sgt at Arms and two years as District 11 Trustee. John is currently the Membership Secretary-Treasurer of his home lodge; Stanley Clark SW Oakland CO Lodge 128,  his is a Past President, has served as President, Treasurer and Trustee. John is also the President of the Wolverine Lake Police Officers Association which is affiliated with MIFOP Labor Council. John is married to Judy they live in Livonia with their two children Sam and Sarah


Secretary
John Ousnamer


John has worked at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office since May 1980. John has worked patrol, corrections, investigations, training and administration for the department. John has worked many special details including World Cup Soccer, Super Bowl XXL, Woodward Dream Cruise, Pine Knob/DTE Music Theater, Presidential security detail and traveled to the United Kingdom representing Oakland County. John assisted running the Gun Range for 2 years as the primary Firearms Instructor and Rangemaster.

John has been an Active member of the Fraternal Order of Police since June 1983, first with Southwest Oakland County Lodge 128 then moving to the James R. Lafnear Metro-Pontiac Lodge 132. John has held several offices in Lodge 132 including Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and is currently the President. John has served on both Local and State Committees which include the local Pistol Match Committee, Entertainment Committee and Golf Committee. John has served on the State Golf Outing Committee 2011-2013, Elections Committee as Chairman in 2012 and the State Audit Committee 2012-18. John is currently the Chairman of the State Constitution and By-Laws Committee and on the State Training Committee.  He was elected as State Secretary in 2018.

John has been married to Leslie since 1989 and has four children Amanda, Michael, John Jr. (Charlie) and Christine. He has two grandchildren, Mia and Cash, through Amanda. They currently live in Waterford.




Treasurer
Ken Willis


Ken is the current Treasurer of Central Macomb Lodge #187.  He began his career as dispatcher for the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office in 2003.  Promoted to Deputy Sheriff in 2012.  Currently assigned to Computer Services Division providing computer hardware and software support to deputies.  Ken also is member of the Unmanned Aerial Pilot (Drone) team and a Tactical Medic Instructor.




Second VP
Todd Gilchrist


Todd has over 20 years of law enforcement experience spending the past 8 years as a Sergeant with the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office.  Todd has also worked in the EMS and Fire fields.  Todd and his wife Kimberly have been married for 15 years and have 3 children, ages 14-25.  Todd enjoys sports and has worked as a high school sports referee for the past 10 years.




Sgt-At-Arms
Mandi Brunner


Mandi is an Active member of the Capitol City Lodge #141 and has served as her Lodge Sgt-At-Arms, Secretary and Treasurer.   Mandi has worked as a police officer for the City of Lansing for over 12 years.  Previously, Mandi has served as District 10 Trustee. 




Chairman of District Trustees
Pat Buckely


Pat retired in 2009 after 37 years with the Portage Police Department, during that time he had been President of the Portage Police Officers Association. Pat is a member of the Kalamazoo Lodge #98 he has been a member since 1978 and was the Vice President of that lodge. He has been on numerous committees for the State Lodge and has been District 1 Trustee for Two years and District 9 Trustee for over 5 years. Pat is married to his wife Cindy they have two children and two grandchildren.


National Trustee / Immediate Past President
Joe Adams


Joseph Adams Lives in the City of New Baltimore with his Wife, Abby and 2 sons Brady (6) and Ben (4). He works for the City of Grosse Pointe Department of Public Safety for 16 years. He started his career with Mackinaw City Police Dept for 1 summer. He graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Law Enforcement from Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste Marie, MI) . Currently he is a Sergeant  for the City of Grosse Pointe. Brother Adams has been a member of Grosse Pointe Lodge 102 for over 13 years. He has held position of secretary (4 yr) vice president (2yr), president (4 yrs) is currently the lodge Immediate past president (1yr). Brother Adams has been very involved with Special Olympics of MI now for 12 years. Brother Adams thanks you for giving him the chance to lead the State lodge in the right direction. “ I promise to give you 110% commitment to make MI FOP the best it can be”.  Brother Adams served as State Lodge President from 2015 to 2018.  




District 1 Trustee
Ruthie Gillette


DISTRICT 1 TRUSTEE
Ruthie Gillette
St. Joseph Lodge #96

Ruthie is an Active Member and Treasurer of the St. Joseph Lodge #96, and has been District 1 Trustee for the past 4 years.




District 2 Trustee
Pam Lasley


DISTRICT 2 TRUSTEE
Pam Lasley
Wayne B. Fitch Lodge #138

Pam Lasley has worked as a Corrections Officer with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office for over 25 years.  She has been a member of the Wayne B. Fitch Lodge #138 since 1996 and has served as Treasurer for that lodge most of her career.  She has served as District 2 Trustee for so long she can't remember when she started, with a one year break when she served as Treasurer on Michigan State FOP Board. Her greatest pleasure, while serving, has been her work with LETR and Special Olympics. Pam had also served on the Michigan Sheriff's Training Advisory Council as well as Ways and Means and the Audit committees.



District 3 Trustee
Dan Heythaler


DISTRICT 3 TRUSTEE
Dan Heythaler
Central Macomb Lodge #187
 

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District 4 Trustee
Curt Dennis


DISTRICT 4 TRUSTEE
Curt Dennis
Motor City Lodge #188
 

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District 5 Trustee
Curtis Franks


DISTRICT 5 TRUSTEE
Curtis Franks
Ben Bradford Lodge #135
 

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District 6 Trustee
Rod Schanck


DISTRICT 6 TRUSTEE
Rod Schanck
Bay City Lodge 103

Rod has been a police officer with the Bay City Department of Public Safety since 2000.  In 2013 the department transitioned to the public safety model and Rod became one of the first cross trained officers for fire fighting.  He is currently working as a Lieutenant in the Patrol Operations Division and as the commander of the department K9 Unit.  He has also served as a Field Training Officer, Accident Investigator, Tactical Team Member, EVO Instructor, and Narcotics Officer.  Rod joined Lodge 103 as an Active Member in 2000 and has served as Secretary and the Lodge President since 2009.  Rod and his wife Kristin married in 2001 and currently live in the greater Zilwaukee metropolitan area with their daughter Victoria.



District 7 Trustee
John Wilson


DISTRICT 7 TRUSTEE
John E. Wilson
Sault Ste Marie Lodge #115

John worked for the Michigan State Police from 1978 to 2003, when he retired as a Sergeant.  John also taught shooting and criminal justice at Lake Superior State University from 1992-2005.  John is an active FOP member of Sault Ste Marie Lodge #115 and has served as Treasurer, Vice-President and President.  John is also a member of the VFW, American Legion, Moose, and Masonic Lodge.




District 8 Trustee
Paul Johnson


DISTRICT 8 TRUSTEE
Paul Johnson
Gerald R Ford Lodge #97
 

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District 9 Trustee
Pat Buckley


DISTRICT 9 TRUSTEE
Patrick Buckley, Portage, MI

Pat retired in 2009 after 37 years with the Portage Police Department, during that time he had been President of the Portage Police Officers Association. Pat is a member of the Kalamazoo Lodge #98 he has been a member since 1978 and was the Vice President of that lodge. He has been on numerous committees for the State Lodge and has been District 1 Trustee for Two years and District 9 Trustee for over 5 years. Pat is married to his wife Cindy they have two children and two grandchildren.




District 10 Trustee
Mark Young


DISTRICT 10 TRUSTEE
Mark Young
Detroit Police Lodge #192

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District 11 Trustee
John Shier


DISTRICT 11 TRUSTEE
John Shier
Stanley Clark Lodge #128

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District 12 Trustee
Michael Parisek


DISTRICT 12 TRUSTEE
Michael Parisek
Christopher M. Wouters Lodge #124

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State Auxiliary President
Sheila Taylor


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Contact Info
Michigan FOP
1457 E 12 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
  517-367-8000

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