Organizational Leadership

Communities In Schools of Northwest Michigan is governed by a local board of directors and managed by an executive director.  At each site, CIS of Northwest Michigan works under leadership of a site coordinator who works to connect the needed community resources to the school.


Board of Directors

Deb Knudstrup , Chairperson
Larry Murton , Vice-Chairperson
Michelle Meeder , Treasurer
Kimberly Biehl, Secretary
Tammy Hickman
Nick Edson
Jeremy Crum
John Edwards



Amy Burk
Executive Director
Emily Packer
Administrative Assistant
Lori Harvey
Program Manager

Mancelona High School

Amy Derrer
Site Coordinator
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Mancelona Middle School

KaLeigh Shepard
After-School Site Coordinator
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Mancelona Elementary School

Wendy Lanning
Literacy Coordinator
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Marcie Grabruck
Afterschool Coordinator
Amanda Arsnoe
Behavior Specialist

Central Lake Public Schools

Keegan Shooks
Site Coordinator
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Forest Area Community Schools

Hannah Bird
Site Coordinator
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Kalkaska Middle School

Amber Carr
Afterschool Coordinator

Suttons Bay Elementary School

Danielle Portillo
Site Coordinator

East Jordan Elementary School

Nate Dzwik
Site Coordinator