Board of Directors 2020-2021

Officers

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

Erika Fussman, Chairperson-Elect
Compliance Manager
MSU Federal Credit Union

Jeff Hertrich, Past Chairperson
Deputy General Counsel
AF Group

Sam Davis, Secretary
Michigan High School Athletic Association

Carol Giacoletto, Treasurer
Retired
JP Morgan Chase Bank

Directors

Rebecca Bednarski
Lead-Quality Assurance
Jackson National Life Insurance

Raymond Black
Manager-Lansing Branch Claims
Auto Owners Insurance Co.

Anne Brown
Community Member

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

Chivon Kloepfer
Anchor
WLNS TV 6

Andy Kurncz, Director
Performance Management, Emerging Markets – BCBS
Accident Fund

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

Helen Lizzie Mills
Attorney
Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC

Nannette Norwood
Retired
MDOC

Matthew Nowak
Attorney at Law
The Probate Pro PLC

Tom Reder, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Regional Business Segment Manager
Bergmann Associates

Claudia Remenar
Retired
Dart Foundation

Gerald Sambaer
Chief Financial Officer
Dart Bank

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

Mike Sheets
President
Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

Chris Simpson
Veterans Administration
Indianapolis Fiduciary Hub

Peter Tratt
CPA
Plante Moran

James “Woody” Woodfork, Jr.
Student Support Specialist
Lansing School District

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
Interim Residential Services Director

Edward St. John, MBA
Director of Finance

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