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
Marcie Grabruck
Special Program Manager

Mancelona High School

Amy Derrer
Site Coordinator
Naomi Sponable
Success Coach

Mancelona Middle School

KaLeigh Shepard
After-School Site Coordinator

Mancelona Elementary School

Angela Jensen
Literacy Site Coordinator
Wendy Lanning
After-School Site Coordinator
Anne Anger
Intervention Specialist
Amanda Arsnoe
Behavior Specialist

Central Lake Public Schools

Keegan Shooks
Site Coordinator

Forest Area Community Schools

Hannah Bird
Site Coordinator
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Kalkaska Middle School

Kalkaska High School

Amber Carr-Kennedy
Site Coordinator

Suttons Bay Elementary School

Danielle Portillo
Site Coordinator