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Board of Directors

2021 Council Meeting Dates

The meetings listed below will be held at the Michigan Humanities office or online from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern).

  • February 18
  • May 20
  • October 21

Michigan Humanities office address:
Woodland Office Park
2364 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, Ferris State University, College of Education  Chair Grand Rapids
4 Jenell Leonard, Marketing Resource Group, Inc., Owner Dewitt
Paul Chaffee, Retired Journalist Freeland
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 Secretary 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 Vice Chair Dryden
12 Versell Smith, Jr., The Corner Health Center, Executive Director Past Chair Ann Arbor
Matt Jaber Stiffler, PhD., Arab American National Museum, Research Content Manager 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, Chief Impact Officer Marshall
7 Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki, President and CEO Jackson
Deborah Owen, Executive Coordinator Jackson
8 Michelle Chrome, Chief Financial Officer Mason
James Nelson, Director of Grants Haslett
Estee Schlenner, Programs and Communications Coordinator East Lansing