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

Nick Edson , Chairperson
Taylor Malpass, Vice-Chairperson
Deb Knudstrup , Secretary
Michelle Meeder , Treasurer
Tammy Hickman
John Edwards



Amy Burk
Executive Director
Lori Harvey
Program Manager
Emily Packer
Administrative Assistant
Marcie Grabruck
Administrative Assistant
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Mancelona High School

Amy Derrer
Site Coordinator
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Mancelona Middle School

Melani Doerscher
After-School Site Coordinator

Mancelona Elementary School

Wendy Lanning
Literacy Coordinator
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Audrey Hartzell
Afterschool Coordinator
Amanda Arsnoe
Behavior Specialist
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Nicole Johnston
Afterschool Program Assistant

Central Lake Public Schools

Keegan Shooks
Site Coordinator
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Kalkaska Middle School

KaLeigh Shepard
Afterschool Coordinator
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East Jordan Elementary School

Nate Dzwik
Site Coordinator
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Ellsworth Community School

Naomi Sponable
Site Coordinator