University of Michigan Club of Ann Arbor Board of Governors Class of 2026
DAVID (DAVE) GOODMAN I was raised in Findlay, Ohio and am a second-generation U of M graduate. My family has many ties to the University. My uncle, Don Donahue, was Michigan’s first Big 10 Champion in wrestling and another uncle, Tom Duncan, played basketball for Michigan. Our family has many undergraduate medical and dental graduates spanning three generations. I began undergraduate school in 1957 and graduated from Michigan’s Dental School in 1964. While at Michigan I was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity as an undergraduate and Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. I married my wife Betsy in 1963. After graduating from Dental School, we moved back to Findlay where I practiced family dentistry until 2014. My daughter, Christine Goodman Held, is a Vice President at Bank of Ann Arbor and lives in Saline with her husband and their four daughters. My son, John Goodman, is an attorney and lives in Rocky River, Ohio and has three sons and a daughter. I was active in the Ohio Dental Association. I am a Past President of Rotary International and a Paul Harris Fellow. We moved to Saline in 2016 and I am an active member of Saline First United Methodist Church.
DENNIS JOYCE The University of Michigan began to influence my young life probably in 1963 when listening to basketball games, but it wasn’t until 1973 when my then brother-in-law invited me to the Michigan v Ohio State game that I transitioned from a casual fan into something much more. I am an Eastern Michigan and Wayne State grad. I retired from the Taylor Pubic Schools in 2009 where I worked as a teacher and principal for almost 40 years. After retiring I worked for a large company in Washington D.C. that vetted people either working for or wanting to work for the US Government, which brought me many times to the University of Michigan campus. A few years ago, a treasured friend and longtime member of the Club invited me to attend a Monday luncheon. He told me that he belonged to an organization that I might find interesting. I joined the club immediately. I think being a member of this club is a blessing. It would be an honor and a privilege to be a member of the board, and if given that opportunity I pledge to you that I would represent the club with the dignity that it so richly deserves, and to do what I can to support the goals of the Club. The Club, the Club, the Club. Go Blue!
MARY LOU SOMMERFIELD The University of Michigan became a part of my life when I showed up in Ann Arbor in the fall of 1972. The “10 Year War” between Bo and Woody was in full swing, and I have had season football tickets since. My wonderful husband, Mark, is an alum as well as a club member. We met in Ann Arbor and continue to spend a lot of time there although we live in Jackson. We currently have season tickets for football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling and baseball. Trips to the Fiesta Bowl, the Citrus Bowl, and the Women’s BIG 10 Basketball tournament have been wonderful experiences.
Mark and I have two adult children and enjoy traveling, biking and cross country skiing. I spend my time reading, walking and volunteering for the American Red Cross. After working 43 years as a physical therapist, my retirement list included joining this club and the Event Team. Both items have been checked off!
I truly enjoy the speakers at our Monday luncheons as well as getting to know new people who also love Michigan sports. Helping to keep this group active and relevant will be a goal for me if elected to this board.
CHARLES ZIEGLER I am a Lifelong Michigan fan who grew up listening to the announcements over the press box speakers at the stadium, a mile from my house. My father, mother, wife and daughter worked for the U of M and I was able to work at the U of M Willow Run Labs while I was going to college. I worked in the automation industry for over 45 years before retiring, providing production tools for the big three. I currently have been helping to support The University of Michigan Physics Department’s SMP outreach program for over 10 years. I expressly enjoy Michigan football and hockey games. I’m a ten year member of The U M club of Ann Arbor. I would like to be on the board so that I could give back to the club.
My name is Cynthia Natsis. Even though I was born at Sparrow Hospital in East Lansing, my parents raised me to be a Michigan fan.
My family moved from Tecumseh, Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin when I was ten years old. I returned to Michigan for high school at Michigan Lutheran Seminary, a small prep school, in Saginaw. I attended Dr. Martin Luther College in Minnesota and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. That same year, I also married a Michigan fan, Bill, who was studying to be a pastor.
I taught in Milwaukee for three years while he went to school. We moved to Denver, Colorado for our first church assignment and stayed there for three years. We then transferred to Saline, Michigan and we have lived there ever since.
While living in southern Michigan, I earned my Master’s degree in Reading at Eastern Michigan University. I taught in Westland until my semi-retirement and I now substitute teach for my teacher friends.
We have four grown children and we raised them all to bleed Maize & Blue. We hope we can influence our five grandchildren that way too.
Right now, we are looking forward to retirement and along with enjoying the M Club Monday luncheons we have decided to try to attend as many Michigan sporting events as possible before retirement and relocation happens. Go Blue!