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Michelle Lepinat

In partnership with the Grant Manager, I oversee the direction of grant programs awarded to HFHM in such a way that the maximum measurable effects are achieved; create and maintain sources of information, instructions, and analytics so that the benefits are received by all that seek them; offer efficient support and creative resources for obstacles experienced by Habitat for Humanity. I also provide support to both Habitat for Humanity affiliates and the general public in order to strengthen potential applicants and partner families as they pursue their goal of homeownership either through Habitat for Humanity or another housing solution.

On Twitter: @michellelepinat

Job Title: Grant Specialist
Company: Habitat for Humanity of Michigan
College: Michigan State University, College of Social Science, Family and Community Services, specialization in Early Childhood Development, East Lansing, Michigan

Kaitlynn Colbert

I am mainly responsible for the creating and executing the special events and conferences held by the Association. I also provide communications support for our two major programs, maintain our social media profile and monitor our websites and technology.

On Twitter: @kaitlynncolbert

Job Title: Program Specialist
Company: Michigan Association of United Ways
College: Michigan State University, James Madison College, Bachelors of Art in Social Relations and Policy, East Lansing, Michigan

Barb Whitney

I am delighted to join the Arts Council's team in leading, advocating for, and advancing culture in the region!  The Arts Council provides education, funding, resources, and consulting services to artists and arts organizations.  As Program Manager, I am privileged to work with both those who love art and those who make art.  My primary responsibilities include: grants management, membership programs, and fund development assistance.  I also coordinate the SmArts Program for Creatives, which offers professional development to build creative businesses, careers or artistic skills in the arts.

On Twitter: @ArtsCouncilGL

Job Title: Program Manager
Company: Arts Council of Greater Lansing
College: Kalamazoo College, Art/Art History, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kaitlin Skwir

In my position, I will maintain the relationship the Food Bank Council of MI has with the Food Assistance Program (FAP). I work with community partners to assist potentially eligible food bank patrons with applying for food assistance benefits. I will also act a liaison for multiple programs to maintain relationships centered on advocating for those in need.

On Twitter: @Goodworkskwir

Photo by Eat Pomegranate Photography

Job Title: Outreach and Advocacy Manager
Company: Food Bank Council of Michigan
College: Michigan State University/Eastern Illinois University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources/School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Bachelors: Dietetics/Master's: Family & Consumer Sciences with Nutrition, East Lansing/Charleston, Michigan/Illinois

David Grund

In my new role, I perform and coordinate a number of activities related to internal and external communications. My responsibilities include maintaining our website and social media pages, developing promotional materials/strategies for special programs and events, and working with community partners and contacts. My background in interactive media aligns perfectly with the goal of a hands-on science center, and I’m excited to seek out new, innovative ways for our guests to interact with everything Impression 5 has to offer.

On Twitter: @wayward_prophet

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Company: Impression 5
College: Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, Interactive Media, Chicago, Illinois

Jennifer Trayan

At the Early Childhood Investment Corporation, I will be communicating with collaborative groups, school districts and residents of Michigan about the importance of keeping young children a priority. My duties range from web maintenance and social media to advocacy and public policy.

On Twitter: @jtrayan

Job Title: Communications Specialist
Company: Early Childhood Investment Corporation
College: Texas State University, Mass Communication with a focus on Advertising and Public Relations, San Marcos, Texas

Kristie Kroell

This position has allowed me to gain experience by applying my knowledge and skills in a creative work environment. Creating designs for logos, invitations and brochures. Collaborating with the Communications Coordinator and Executive Director.  Working within a team, but also independently.

Job Title: Graphic Design Intern
Company: Arts Council of Greater Lansing
College: Lansing Community College, Applied Arts/Graphic Design, Lansing, Michigan

Danielle Cooke

I work with Louise, OTCA Executive Director, and the OTCA Board of Directors to continue the revitalization of Old Town Lansing which includes producing large scale festivals & events, beautification projects and community enhancements. On a daily basis I update our website, produce the monthly Old Town newsletter and manage our social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. Through my new position as the Communications Director I have had the opportunity to meet and build relationships with many different people throughout the community, this is my favorite part of the job. Old Town is a wonderfully tight & collaborative community with so many diverse, creative and inspiring people working together to help Old Town reach its full potential and I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of it.

On Twitter: @Danielle_Oconn

Job Title: Communications Director
Company: Old Town Commercial Association
College: Michigan State University, Communications, East Lansing, Michigan

Ryan Knott

I plan, execute and manage all of the organization's communications, social media, public/media relations and digital and print publications to help promote, provide assistance to and advocate for school-based and school-linked community health centers.

Job Title: Communications and Social Media Manager
Company: School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan
College: Michigan State University, English, East Lansing, Michigan

Carly Knauf

I volunteer/intern for the Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center as a therapeutic ridding instructor where I assist children with disabilities in riding horses using the techniques of natural horsemanship. The purpose of the program is to create an experience that is unique and enjoyable to the rider while also creating an atmosphere that will improve muscle tone, balance, develop confidence and a sense of responsibility within the rider. Each rider's needs and abilities are assessed before riding, then a lesson plan is established and tailored to the student. Lessons are always being updated as the rider progresses. I have experienced first-hand the benefits and rewards this program brings and I feel fortunate to be affiliated with this program.

Job Title: Therapeutic Riding Instructor Intern
Company: Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center
College: Grand Valley State University/Michigan State University, Bachelor's: Phsychology/Master's: Rehabilitation Counseling, Grand Rapids/East Lansing, Michigan

Chea Tyrrell

Working for the Michigan Townships Association is inspiring because I get to witness so many passionate people working hard to restore prosperity to the state of Michigan. My job responsibilities range from event planning to editing to graphic design, and I've been lucky to learn and improve a wide range of skills in this position. I love being able to network and build relationships with marketing and advertising professionals that wish to connect with township officials.
I was grateful to get a job in the Lansing area right out of college. I was already in love with the area since I grew up around here and attended Michigan State. There are so many young people traveling to or staying in the Lansing area, and the downtown is really thriving. Businesses are popping up and succeeding all over the place, and I truly feel that the Lansing area has a positive and exciting future ahead.

Follow me on Twitter @CheaAlexandra

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Company: Michigan Townships Association
College: Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, East Lansing, MI

Alice Rossignol

I write reports and proposals, edit various documents and complete any other awesome tasks that come across my desk. I love it -- the people are great, our work is meaningful, old town is fun and I get to do something I'm passionate about.

The job was posted on The Nature Conservancy website and it seemed to fit well with my past professional experience and my personal passion for nature, science and the outdoors. I was also hoping to return to the Lansing area after working in Ann Arbor for the summer.

Job Title: Philanthropy Writer
Company: Nature Conservancy
College: Michigan State University, Masters Degree, Environmental Journalism, East Lansing, MI

Katie Ellero

I lead a group of AmeriCorps members who serve at nonprofit organizations in Ingham County.  We aim to reduce chronic disease for Lansing area residents by increasing access to healthy food and exercise.  We create, maintain, and expand sustainable food systems, community gardens, trails, greenways, and non-motorized transportation options.  The group currently consists of 15 members who serve at 11 local organizations.  I moved to Lansing last year to be an AmeriCorps member in the first year of the program.  Now, as Program Director, I have the opportunity to see the projects we started grow in the second and third program years.  These projects include reducing food deserts and auto dependence and promoting healthy lifestyles, gardening, biking, and local food.

Job Title: Program Director
Company: Power of We Consortium
College: University of Michigan, Communication Studies, History of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Courtney Kosloski

I started at the Greater Lansing Food Bank part-time at first and they offered me a full-time position a handful of months later, dually with the Garden Project. On the GLFB side of things, I verify numbers for our voucher program, handle checks and donations, data entry, mailings, as well as other more general office duties such as answering phones, filing, etc. The Garden Project side of things is becoming more and more active right now as the weather is starting to finally come around. I organize/record the garden registrations that come in for those that would like to be involved in a community garden or home gardening, maintain ongoing correspondence with our gardeners as is fit, mailings, some website management and other more general office duties. I am also going to get a chance to organize some fun events for our staff members!

I chose GLFB/ the Garden Project because of the greatness of the work; having lived in Lansing my whole life I have seen the struggles that we all may face through the hardships in this awesome city. I loved the idea of being able to grow my own food, and learning this life-long lesson along with our community. The GLFB is not just a resource for food for those that need it; it is also an incubator of great people, ideas, and drive. I had to join! As a recent college graduate, I was ecstatic to find something in my field, in the location I wanted, working with people I enjoy being around. In a city as progressive as Lansing, I felt I needed to get involved and be a part of the movement!

Follow me on Twitter @courtkos

Job Title: Office and Communication Assistant
Company: Greater Lansing Food Bank
College: Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Communications, East Lansing, MI

Veronica LaDuke

I started at the VFW National Home for Children in May 2010, while the organization was in the midst of rebranding itself. In fact, one of my first tasks was the complete overhaul of our website. In my capacity as Communications Officer, I am responsible for the National Home’s website, our Facebook page, blog, newsletters and other written materials. This year, I am leading our first major push to market our services directly to military families across the country. Before coming to the National Home, I spent seven years in the Michigan Senate. While I miss working in downtown Lansing more than I imagined I would, the commute is worth it to get the opportunity to work with such a tremendous group of professionals on behalf of our servicemen and women and their families.

Job Title: Communications Officer
Company: VFW National Home for Children
College: Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Denise Keiser

For the past 19 years, I have resided in Southern California – San Diego to be exact.  When I tell a new acquaintance I relocated to Michigan from San Diego, the inevitable question I hear is “why.”  Other comments follow but I’d rather not repeat them.  My answer is two fold – to be closer to my family who resides in Hillsdale County and for the job opportunity here at Center for Financial Health.

Early on in my career, I realized my passion for helping people.  Working in the San Diego Real Estate market – at the height of the market – helped me to further my passion and find a niche in real estate – Affordable Housing.  Through my efforts of working with new home builders and City housing departments to provide affordable “for-sale” homes to first time home buyers, I began to volunteer with local non-profit housing counseling agencies.  Later on in my career, I took a position with a preeminent non-profit agency in San Diego as the Assistant Vice President of Lending.  During this transition, the housing market started to decline and our focus shifted -- we saw a greater need to help people stay in their homes and prevent foreclosure.

Earlier this year, I attended a national training conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  During the conference, I made a few new friends who reside here in Michigan and we began to talk about the job opportunities available in the non-profit industry and the possibility of me relocating to Michigan to take a position.  From that point on, it was all about networking and selling my passion, knowledge, experience and job skills to the right organization.

Consequently, I found the right fit.  As the Executive Director for Center for Financial Health I am responsible for the overall operations of the organization including locating funding for our efforts in our community as a non-profit.  As a housing counseling agency, we help preserve home ownership by providing counseling and resources to people who may be facing foreclosure.  Simultaneously, we encourage neighborhood revitalization through our first time home buyer and financial literacy education combined with one-on-one counseling. Although the position is sometimes exhausting, I can honestly say I love my job.  I am part of a team who is passionate about our mission to help individuals and families build assets through homeownership.  We make a difference in our community, in peoples lives every day.  There is nothing else I would rather be doing at this point in my life.

Follow me on Twitter @denisedkeiser

Job Title: Executive Director
Company: Center for Financial Health
College: California State University, Business Administration, San Marcos, CA

Nicole M. Cook

MITA is a statewide heavy construction trade association consisting of nearly 600 Michigan companies representing construction disciplines such as road and bridge, sewer and water, utility, railroad, excavation and specialty construction.  As the outreach coordinator, I have the pleasure of working directly with MITA's legislative staff and am tasked with the responsibilities of helping MITA members become more engaged in the legislative process by meeting with their elected officials and corresponding with their elected officials on a consistent basis.  For some MITA members this may be their first interaction with their elected officials and it's important that it goes well, so the dialogue between them can continue in a positive direction.  Legislators encounter hundreds and thousands of people each year, so it’s important that MITA members are adequately prepare for meeting and discussing their issues with their legislator.  I have found that they are the best advocates for themselves and their industry.

Job Title: Outreach Coordinator
Company: Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association
College: Northwood University, Bachelors Degree, Business Management/Administration, Midland, MI

Ashley Branoff

I work to develop and implement strategies to focus on the goal of being recognized and respected voice of Michigan’s nonprofit sector. I manage the distribution of MNA messages and manages the promotion and marketing of events, products, and services. I also directly assist in marketing and communication strategies for MNA and affiliate organizations.

Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Company: Michigan Nonprofit Association
College: University of Kentucky, College of Communications and Information Studies, Lexington, KY

Wendy Sorek Dougherty

As a Systems Analyst at Peckham, I get to work on a variety of fun and challenging technology projects.  With my primary focus on financial systems, I am currently in the evaluation phase of implementing a new workforce management system.  I also have several other interesting projects in the works, including implementing an online portal for employees.  

What makes this job amazing is the organization itself.  Peckham creates positive change in the lives of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, and I am proud to be able to actively participate in its mission.  The people at Peckham are compassionate, innovative, and fun to work with.  I work in a green (LEED silver-certified) facility that was built not only with the environment in mind, but also with its employees.  It is full of natural light, and it has a fitness center, progressive technology throughout, a cafeteria, outdoor rooftop dining, and a garden.  It even has a peace space, which can be used for meditation or spiritual connection.  The work environment is open and collaborative, and filled with creative energy.  People come up with cool and exciting ideas every day, and we are empowered to run with them.

Job Title: Systems Analyst
Company: Peckham Inc.
College: Lawrence Technological University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Southfield, MI

Alex Bryan

After serving an Americorps term of service through the Power of We at the Greater Lansing Food Bank, I was able to retain employment, continuing to coordinate volunteers. I've also picked up the task of outreach coordination, IT support, and some design work. I act as a fill in driver for food runs with Food Movers and assist with teaching some classes on gardening for the Garden Project. Food Movers and the Garden Project are both programs of the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

I moved home to Lansing in January 2010, after a few years in and out of the country, post graduating. I worked on farms in New Zealand, Colorado and New Hampshire, I worked construction in Turkey, and as a chef in a tapas restaurant and wine bar in New Hampshire. I found it was time to move back to Lansing and reinvest those skills and experiences into the place that raised me. My desires and demands for a sustainable and just food system, demanded that I invest in my local community and, for better or worse, Lansing is that community. In America, and much of the developed world, we have the luxury of choosing where we want to live, many people do not. I think it's important for us to invest in and improve the places that we may want to leave, to transform them into the places we'd like them to be. It is this sort of thought process  and emotional investment that find me excited to be working with the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Even within the food bank world, the Greater Lansing Food Bank is extremely progressive. We provide many alternatives to the traditional emergency food rations of cans and non-perishables and branch out into food rescue, food contracts with farmers, and gardens support. These programs do multiple things including reducing waste, supporting the local economy, increasing the nutritious food in the system, and securing the longevity of the food system through sustainable approaches of growing food. We are able to cultivate community, connections, food and food security. Most importantly, we are local. We cover the three counties of Greater Lansing and every dollar in from the community, stays in the community.

Job Title: Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Design and IT Liasion
Company: Greater Lansing Food Bank
College: University of Michigan, English, Program in the Environment, Geology, Ann Arbor, MI

Rita O'Brien

I moved to Michigan in August 2009 from North Carolina. My boyfriend was accepted into a PhD program at MSU and I was ready for a change, so I decided to move with him. In November 2009,  I took a position with the Power of We AmeriCorps State program at the South Lansing Community Development Association as the Urban Gardens Coordinator. Now in 2011, as the Health Initiatives Coordinator and manager of the South Lansing Community Farmers Market, I enjoy my work helping the community gain access to fresh, locally produced food and teaching nutrition education to both youth and adults. I love working with the many collaborative groups in Lansing, especially the Youth Gardening Coalition and Let's Garden Lansing. I feel fortunate to have a job with opportunities to enjoy Lansing's great outdoors and diverse community.

Job Title: Health Initiatives Coordinator & Farmers Market Manager
Company: South Lansing Community Development Association
College: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BS in Science, Kinesiology, Greensboro, NC

Anita Lindsay

Prior to working at MITA, I worked in the membership department at CHIME, a non-profit organization in Ann Arbor, MI. After gaining a few years of experience I wanted to take what I had learned at CHIME and continue growing professionally in the non-profit industry. My overall goal was to find a job in the Lansing area to be closer to family and friends, however I was not limiting my job search to the Lansing area.   

Working as a Website Coordinator at MITA includes many different roles. My primary responsibility is to keep MITA's website up-to-date with timely and trustworthy information for our members. I also email news and marketing materials to our membership and the industry through email campaigns. Other responsibilities include keeping our membership database up to date, assisting in grant coordination and maintaining technical operations throughout the organization.

Job Title: Website/Data Coordinator
Company: Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association
College: Central Michigan University, BAA in Commercial Recreation and Facility Management, Business Administration, Mount Pleasant, MI

Tiffany Lemieux-McKissic

I manage CEDAM's communications (everything from social media, e-newsletters, print newsletters, videos and soon our television show). As a trade association for nonprofits, another large part of my job is working with our members to share resources, best practices, and to ensure that we are meeting their needs.

Job Title: Manager of Membership and Communications
Company: CEDAM
College: Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, East Lansing, MI

Andrew Belanger

As an Employment Specialist for Peckham Inc., at Capital Area Michigan Works! I assist people with job searches, job placement assistance, career counseling, community outreach, job club activities and Individual employment plan development. I also work with Individual Training Accounts and On-the-Job-Training services for program participants through federal funding in the Work Investment Act (WIA) and the No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) program. Through these programs I assist program participants in pursing continuing education and training for enhanced job placement and upward mobility.

Job Title: Employment Specialist
Company: Peckham Inc.
College: Ferris State University, College of Education and Human Services, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Big Rapids, MI

Amanda Segar

I coordinate the Partnership in our efforts to develop new Bridge Card programs at Michigan farmers market, to sustain those programs through support and education, and to facilitate and maintain Partnership activities.

Job Title: Partnership Coordinator
Company: Michigan Farmers Markets Food Assistance Partnership
College: Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Horticulture Department, East Lansing, MI

Kari Sederburg

I lead the advocacy efforts for the Michigan Nonprofit Association, acting as the collective voice for the nonprofit sector.  I monitor state and federal policies and implement legislative strategies on behalf of the sector. I work closely with lawmakers, media, and the general public in policy-related initiatives that affect nonprofit organizations statewide.

Job Title: Director of Public Policy
Company: Michigan Nonprofit Association
College: Ohio University, Master's in Public Administration, Athens, OH

Chris Fritz

I lead technology courses and camps for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and families. This includes a course I designed myself and am very proud of, called Tech Independence. Its goals are to 1) Improve students' relationship with technology and relieve their dependence on others to solve tech problems and 2) Help students learn how to use computers and the Internet to learn anything more effectively and independently. We're going through a trial run now and it's going very well!

Job Title: Instructor
Company: Information Technology Empowerment Center
College: Michigan State University, College of Education, Secondary Education, East Lansing, MI

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