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Board of Directors

2020 Council Meeting Dates

February 20, 2020*
May 20, 2020
August 5-6, 2020 – Retreat
October 15, 2020*

*All Council meetings for 2020 will be held at the new offices in Okemos, except May 20th meeting, which will be held at the University Club in Lansing.

Woodland Office Park
364 Woodlake Drive, Suite 100
Okemos, Michigan 48864


Board of Directors

1 Rena Richtig, Escanaba Catholic Faith Formations, Director Bark River
2 Bill Alsover, Alsover Business Consulting, President Treasurer Newaygo
3 Celeste Diehm, Wayland Union Schools, Baker Elementary, Principal 1st Vice Chair Grand Rapids
Ron LaMange, CPA, Semi-retired Grand Rapids
4 Larry Preston, Temple Art, CEO Secretary Midland
Jenell Leonard, Marketing Resource Group, Inc., Owner Dewitt
5 Julie Dorcey, Delta College Institutional Advancement, Foundation Manager Saginaw
Kathryn Curtiss Spence, Dow Corning Foundation, Retired Saginaw
Reverend Dr. Shannon Polk, Esq., Leadership Solutions, Owner Grand Blanc
6 Petey Margaret Stephanak, Southwest Michigan First, Partner At Large Kalamazoo
Deanne Gavalis, Senior Advisor, PNC Wealth Management Kalamazoo
8 April Clobes, MSU Federal Credit Union, CEO Bath
Colleen Graber, Public Policy Associates, COO East Lansing
Jade Sims, MSU Eli Broad College of Business, International Trade Specialist Okemos
Matthew L.M. Fletcher, Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law,
Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center
East Lansing
9 Glenn Stevens, Jr., MICHauto, Executive Director, Detroit Regional Chamber Beverly Hills
10 Jim Napolitano, Marketing Consultant, Firefighter/First Responder Fund Raising Dryden
12 Versell Smith, Jr., The Corner Health Center, Executive Director Chair Ann Arbor
Matt Jaber Stiffler, PhD., Arab American National Museum, Research Content Manager At Large Ann Arbor
Ethriam Cash Brammer, Assistant Dean, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Ann Arbor
Joseph Stanhope Cialdella, Academic Program Manager for Public Scholarship, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Ann Arbor
13 Amisha S. Harijan, Librarian, Librarian III – Assistant Manager, Detroit Public Library (Detroit) Detroit


3 Jennifer Rupp, Director of Federal and State Grants Marshall
4 Phyllis Rathbun, Executive Assistant Lansing
Hanna Espie, Program Assistant Eagle
7 Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki, President and CEO Jackson
8 Michelle Chrome, Chief Financial Officer Mason
James Nelson, Director of Grants Haslett
Carol Taggart, Director of Advancement Howell
Katie Wittenauer, Director of Programs Okemos