Club Leadership

Claudine Bacher

Jill Wilkinson, President

After graduating from Albion College with a B.A., Jill Wilkinson worked at Arthur Anderson in Detroit for three years becoming a CPA. She then worked at Henry Ford Hospital for ten years, first as an analyst working on mergers and acquisitions as well as all external financing needs, then as Divisional Controller. Jill has served on the Board of Haven in Pontiac and the Board of the Birmingham YMCA. She is an active member of The Village Women's Club where she is Finance Chair-elect. Jill founded and operates the bookstore at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham. She has volunteered on several international medical mission teams. In 2008, Jill published her first novel.

Jill is an active member of the Oakland County Republican Party and has worked on campaigns including Rocky Raczkowski for Congress in the 9th district. Jill serves as a Precinct Delegate for the City of Birmingham.

Linda Holland

Linda Holland, Vice President

Linda Holland is a graduate of Oakland University and was a paralegal specializing in mass torte litigation, specifically asbestos related cases. After retirement, she became active in volunteer work in the Birmingham/Bloomfield area and as an ESL tutor through the Oakland Literacy Council.

Linda is in her second term as precinct delegate for the 9th District and is active in the Oakland County Republican Party.

Julie Gheen

Julie Gheen, Secretary

Julie Gheen comes to the BRWC with plethora of community involvement. She is the Founder of the Eric & Julie Gheen Endowment at Baldwin Public Library, Past President of the Junior League of Birmingham, Past Board Member of the Fontbonne Auxiliary of St. John’s Hospital and an active member of the Christ Child Society of Detroit. Professionally, she has worked for the Department of Justice, the Ford Motor Company, the University of Michigan and the Pentagon. She holds a Masters in Accounting as well as an MBA specializing in Finance.

Julie is an avid reader, devout Catholic and lifelong Republican. She has a deep and abiding love for the Arts, visiting museums and attending live music/theatre whenever possible. She is a passionate participant in community life and is currently at-home with two daughters under the age of 6.

Pat Wierzbicki

Pat Wierzbicki, Treasurer

Pat Wierzbicki has been involved at every level of politics and the Republican Party. After moving to Michigan, she and her husband were very involved in the Oakland County Young Republicans. She has also been a member and officer of many Republican organizations – South Oakland Republican Club, Birmingham and Bloomfield Republican Women’s Clubs, Republican Women’s Forum. As a precinct delegate she did literature drops, voter ID, get out the vote calls, volunteered in multiple political campaigns doing mailings and door-to-door. She served a Political Director, Executive Director, and Vice Chair of the Oakland County Republican Party.

Pat was chair of the old 12th congressional district and was honored to serve as a delegate to the 2004 national convention. She was also privileged to be able to serve on the congressional staffs of Congressman Joe Knollenberg, Thaddeus McCotter, and Senator Spencer Abraham, and served as an associate director of Governor Engler’s southeast Michigan office.