Board of Directors & Staff

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Maggie Varney

Founder & CEO, Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan

Maggie Varney is a licensed cosmetologist who has been in the beauty industry for over 40 years and has been a successful business owner and entrepreneur for over 30 years. Maggie runs two establishments; Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, a nonprofit, and Go Green, a socially responsible and eco-friendly full service salon.

As a Michigan certified hair restoration technician through the Creating a Total Image program, Maggie volunteers her time and talent to teach cancer patients how to deal with the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy & radiation. 

Maggie noticed a need to help young people and families in their struggle with health challenges causing hair loss. Utilizing her passion and expertise in the beauty industry, along with her business development experience, Maggie founded Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan in October 2003. Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan provides wigs & support services at no charge to Michigan children experiencing hair loss as a result of illness and treatment.

Maggie opened a new Wellness Center in 2020 where the nonprofit offers therapy, nutrition and self-empowerment through self-image activities. Field trips and counseling on an individual, group and family basis are also provided at no charge. Maggie is also focused on passing wig bills in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives which would encourage insurance companies to cover the cost of a child’s wig like any other prosthetic. The bills have received bipartisan support and are pending.

  • Macomb County Board of Commissioner’s Outstanding Volunteer 2003
  • The Optimist Club’s Champion’s Award
  • “Governor’s Service Award” for Exemplary Community Service 2007
  • Detroit News “Michiganian of the Year” 2009
  • Art Van Hope Award 2011
  • Macomb County Hall of Fame  2011
  • State of Michigan Special Tribute 2012
  • Molina Healthcare Community Champion 2014
  • Leadership Macomb People’s Choice Award
    Favorite Nonprofit Executive Director 2014
  • National Association of Professional Women’s VIP Woman of the Year 2015
  • Girl Scouts of Southeastern MI One Tough Cookie Award 2016
  • American Salon “Women in Beauty” 
    (women who made the beauty industry what it is today) 2017
  • Honored with the  Athena Award by Macomb Foundation in 2018 
  • Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women in Nonprofits 2018
  • Macomb Daily “Best of the Best” 2019
  • Hulafrog Macomb "Most Loved Local Charity" 2020

Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids Board of Directors

Cheryl Collier

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VICE PRESIDENT; White Castle, District Supervisor and Local Marketing Representative

Ron Frederick

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SECRETARY; St. Clair Shores City Councilman

Stuart Nathan

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TREASURER; Physician’s Assistant

Anne Nicolazzo

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MEMBER AT LARGE; Lanzen Inc, Vice President of Human Resources & Community Outreach and Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan Official Photographer

Grace Cracchiolo

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MEMBER AT LARGE; Peter & Connie Cracchiolo Foundation

Kevin Postill

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MEMBER AT LARGE; Franchise Co-owner, Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Karla Orlando

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MEMBER AT LARGE; Retail District Manager, VP - Warren, Huntington Bank


Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids Advisory Board

Bobby Bielat, Realtor

Keller Williams Realty

Carol Lukity, Realtor

Real Living Kee Realty

Carol Visconti, Retired VP of Member Services

Extra Credit Union

Cynthia Senn

Memory Care Activity Coordinator

Kim Mercier, Oncology Social Worker

St John Macomb

Mary DeRidder, Massage Therapist

Beaumont Hospital

Pete Tranchida, Attorney at Law

Private Practice


Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids Honorary Board

  • Dana Camphous-Peterson
  • Jeff Fikany
  • Tom Giftos
  • Les & Lili Gold
  • Susan Goulette
  • Reverend Sandy Hess
  • Bob & Nancy Hison
  • Earl Stilson & Katherine Shuler
  • Wayne & Joan Webber

Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids Youth Board

  • Maggie Varney, Chair
  • Tayah Herr, Member at Large
  • Jaeleen Davis, Member at Large

Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids Executive Team

  • Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO
  • Jennifer Fisher, Development Director
  • Christina Droz, Finance Director

Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids Staff

  • Heather March, Office Assistant
  • Eric Sollund, Finance Assistant

 

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