Board Members


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Great Start Collaborative Membership List
Montcalm County
Name GSC Role Organization
Matt Balenger Early Childhood Teacher Consultant MAISD
Shannon Behrend Parent – Parent Leadership Chair  MCGSC
Janel Boulis EightCAP Head Start/Early Head Start EightCAP
Teresa Boyer EarlyOn MAISD
Verna Carr Literacy Coordinator Tamarack District Library
Renae Caudill Parent MCGSC
Mathew Cherry Parent MCGSC
Esther Combs Homeless Service Liaison MAISD
Cassandra Davis Parent  MCGSC
Doris Demorest 0-5 Prevention MAISD
Erin Finkler Parent MCGSC
Bonnie Havlicek MSU Extension MSUE
Jessica Higley Licensing Specialist DHHS
Claire Hopkins Volunteer Coordinator RAVE
Liz Ingraham Community Mental Health Montcalm Care Network
John Johansen Elected Official – County Commissioner County Commissioner: District #4
Terri Legg Charitable Organization – United Way United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties
Christine Mann-Munger Parent – Early Learning Committee Chair  MCGSC
Buffy Marks Parent  MCGSC
Karen Marsman Alpha Family Center- Family Wellness  Chair Alpha Family Center
Lillie McNeil Western Regional Resource Center Pathways
Phillip Millerov Prevention Organization – Montcalm Prevention Collation Montcalm Care Network
Jyll Mitchell Parent Head Start Parent
Hope Nobel Literacy Partner Tamarack District Library
Cari O’Connor MCGSC Director Montcalm County Great Start
Jennifer Peterman Spectrum Health Spectrum Helath United Lifestyles
Nancy Secor Community Member – Chair
Michelle Seigo Department of Health & Human Services Montcalm County DHHS
Ron Simon MAISD Superintendent MAISD
Jennifer Stratton Health Department MMDHD
Kelly Taylor EarlyOn Coordinator MAISD- Early On
Roger Thelen Community Member
Mindy Train Parent – GSC Secretary Montcalm County Great Start
Amanda Tryoer RAVE Development Director RAVE
Sarah Wright Parent  MCGSC