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
Dan Bean
Nick Edson



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
Lisa Schepperley, After-School Program Assistant

Mancelona Middle School

, After-School Site Coordinator
Catherine Crandall, After-School Program Assistant

Mancelona Elementary School

Angela Jensen, Literacy Site Coordinator
Wendy Lanning, After-School Site Coordinator
Anne Anger, Intervention Specialist

Central Lake Public Schools

Keegan Shooks, Site Coordinator

Forest Area Community Schools

Hannah Belknap, Site Coordinator

Kalkaska Middle School

Shyenne Williams, Site Coordinator

Kalkaska High School

Amber Carr-Kennedy, Site Coordinator