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
Charlie Polzin
Sharalyn (Shug) Brandell



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

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