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
Nick Edson
Jeremy Crum
John Edwards



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

Mancelona High School

Amy Derrer
Site Coordinator
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Mancelona Middle School

KaLeigh Shepard
After-School Site Coordinator
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Mancelona Elementary School

Wendy Lanning
Literacy Coordinator
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Marcie Grabruck
Afterschool Coordinator
Amanda Arsnoe
Behavior Specialist

Central Lake Public Schools

Keegan Shooks
Site Coordinator
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Forest Area Community Schools

Hannah Bird
Site Coordinator
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Kalkaska Middle School

Amber Carr
Afterschool Coordinator

Suttons Bay Elementary School

Danielle Portillo
Site Coordinator

East Jordan Elementary School

Nate Dzwik
Site Coordinator