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
Charlie Polzin
Sharalyn (Shug) Brandell



Amy Burk
Executive Director
Lori Harvey
Program Manager
Betsy Corey
Business Manager
Marcie Grabruck
Administrative Assistant
Audrey Hartzell
Support Coach

Mancelona High School

Amy Derrer
Site Coordinator
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Mancelona Middle School

Emily Packer
Site Coordinator

Mancelona Elementary School

Wendy Lanning
Literacy Coordinator
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Johanna Derrer
Afterschool Coordinator
Amanda Arsnoe
Behavior Specialist
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Central Lake Public Schools

Anne Thornton
CLEO Coordinator

Kalkaska Middle School

Sarah Schroeder
Afterschool Coordinator

East Jordan Elementary School

Nicole Fales
Site Coordinator

Ellsworth Community School

Autumn Mosher
Site Coordinator