Board of Directors 2021-2022

Officers

Erika Fussman, Chairperson
AML Compliance Risk Manager Senior
USAA

Anne Brown, Chairperson-Elect
Director of Membership
Associated General Contractors of Michigan

Brandie F. Ekren, Past Chairperson
General Counsel
Lansing Board of Water & Light

Sam Davis, Secretary
Michigan High School Athletic Association

Carol Giacoletto, Treasurer
Retired
JP Morgan Chase Bank

Directors

Dr. Carol Beals
Retired
Beals Institute

Rebecca Bednarski
Lead-Quality Assurance
Jackson National Life Insurance

Mark DeLuca
Attorney/CPA
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC

Robert Easterly
Attorney
Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC

Carrie S. Ihrig Freeman
Attorney at Law/Partner
Grua, Tupper & Young, PLC

Brian Gallagher
Attorney
Fraser Trebilcock

Matthew J. Greenberg
Attorney
Miller Canfield

Josh Jelenek
Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiative
Atlas Oil Company/SGH

Tim Johnson
CEO
Eaton Rapids Medical Center

Chad Karsten
Associate Attorney
Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC

Kiyerra Lake
Anchor
WLNS TV 6

Fran Loose
Retired
Michigan Department of Education

Mable Martin-Scott
Assistant Dean of Lansing Campus and Professor
WMU-Cooley Law School

Kris McVicar
Self-Employed

Nannette Norwood
New Hope Community Center

Matthew Nowak
Attorney at Law
Nowak Law, PLLC

Gerald Sambaer
Chief Financial Officer
Dart Bank

Robert Saxton
Director, Enterprise Facilities & Support Services
Accident Fund

Kevin A. Shaw, LEED AP
Partner /Vice-President – Marketing
Wieland

Mike Sheets
President
Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

Chris A. Simpson
Undersheriff
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Peter Tratt
CPA
Plante Moran

Elisabeth Yeider
Bank Manager
Independent Bank

Directors Emeritus

Hon. Robert L. Drake*
Derwood L. Boyd*
Frank L. Guerriero*
Jo Hacker*
Harold E. Hicks*
Dr. Olivia I. Letts*
Mary McCarthy*
Shirley L. Richards*
Grant A. Santimore*
Duane R. Vernon
Malcolm M. Williams*

*deceased

Senior Leadership

Brian Philson, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W.
President & Chief Executive Officer

Timothy M. Monroe, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
Vice President

Lara Hewson, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., IMH-E® (III)
Director of Community Services

Laura Jurasek, BA
Fund Development Director

Chris Jurasek, L.L.M.S.W
Residential Services Director

Edward St. John, MBA
Director of Finance

Becky Womboldt, LMSW
Director of Quality and Education, Mindfulness and Meditation Coordinator