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

Taylor Malpass , Chairperson
Deb Knudstrup , Secretary
Michelle Meeder , Treasurer
Tammy Hickman
Charlie Polzin
Sharalyn (Shug) Brandell



Amy Burk
Executive Director
Nicole Fales
Business Manager
Grace Waters
Administrative Assistant
Audrey Hartzell
Support Coach
Wendy Lanning
Support Coach

Mancelona High School

Amy Derrer
Site Coordinator

Mancelona Middle School

Emily Packer
Site Coordinator

Mancelona Elementary School

Johanna Derrer
Afterschool Coordinator
Amanda Arsnoe
Behavior Specialist

Central Lake Public Schools

CLEO Coordinator

Kalkaska Middle School

Haley Nelson
Afterschool Coordinator
Shyenne Williams
Site Coordinator

East Jordan Elementary School

Sarah Ziebarth
Site Coordinator
CIS Kid's Club Site Supervisor

Ellsworth Community School

Autumn Mosher
Site Coordinator