Our Board

  • Honorable Carlene Walz Lefere, JCF Emeritus Trustee, Retired Judge

    Board Chair

    Carlene Walz Lefere is a Jackson County native. Dedicated to community service, Carlene served as a District Judge for 12 years. Prior to her time on the bench, she served as a practicing attorney in Jackson.

    Currently, Carlene is an Emeritus Trustee for the Jackson Community Foundation and a member of the Jackson County Legal Services Advisory Board. Ms. Walz Lefere also participates in 100 Women who Care and serves on the Cascade Falls Champion Committee as well as the Baker Tea Committee.

    Mrs. Carrie Glick, JCF Emeritus TrusteeFormer Teacher, Community Outreach Representative

    Board Vice-Chair

    Carrie Glick has been a Jackson resident for most of her life, and is a graduate of Jackson High School. Ms. Glick attended Eastern Michigan Unversity. She earned a Bachelor of Elementary Education with an endorsement in early Childhood Education as well as a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Upon graduation from college, Carrie returned to the Jackson area where she began teaching at Napoleon Community Schools. 

    Over the past 15 years, Carrie has been involved with various non-profit organizations throughout Jackson County. She is an Emeritus Trustee of the Jackson Community Foundation and continues to serve on several of its committees.  She has also served as an early childhood consultant.

    Mr. Rick Davies, JCF Trustee, Retired CEO Comerica

    Board Secretary/Treasurer

    Rick Davies was born in Saginaw, Michigan, but has been a Jackson resident for the last 39 years. Mr. Davies received his BA in social sciences and English from Central Michigan University. From there, he continued his education at the University of Michigan where he received his MBA in Finance.

    Rick retired as President of the Jackson Region of Comerica Bank after 39 years in the field of investments and lending management. A husband and father of two, Rick is a devoted family man and an active member within the Jackson community. He serves as Trustee for the Samuel Higby Camp Foundation as well as the Jackson Community Foundation. He is also a member of many other committees and organizations in Jackson. Mr. Davies also has a long history of service to the Arts with The Jackson Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Community Arts Plan, and the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.

     Mr. Jon Robinson - JCF Trustee, Retired V.P. & Deputy General Counsel, Consumers Energy

    Board Member

    Jon R. Robinson is a retired attorney. He was formerly vice president and deputy counsel for Consumers Energy Company.

    A graduate of Western Michigan University, Jon earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1977. Dedicated to community, Mr. Robinson has  served on the board of the Jackson Community Foundation and has been active with the local Jackson Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Jon is married to Julianne Robinson and has two daughters, Katherine and Nora.

    Dr. Michelle Shields - State Program Manager for Career Jump Start, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

    Board Member

    Dr. Michelle Shields began her career in higher education in 1997. She was employed with Baker College of Jackson for 13 years; serving as Vice President of Student services.  She is currently at Jackson College as a Certified Career Coach and the Statewide Program Manager for Career Jump Start.

    Ms. Shields attended JC and earned an associate's degree in Business Management.  Springboarding from there, she earned a Bachelor's in Leadership from Baker, advanced to MSU for an MA in Adult Education, and finalized her education at the University of Toledo where she earned a Doctoral Degree in Education Administration.

    Michelle also holds national certifications through SHRM and the World Coaching Institute.  In 2011, she presented a diversity workshop with her "Back-pack" theory at the CQIN  conference in Orlando, Florida.

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    Mr. Scott Koziol - Superintendent, Michigan Center School District

    Board Member

    Scott Koziol has been a Jackson County resident for over 35 years.  As Superintendent of the Michigan Center School District, Scott has served on many community teams that focus on assisting and providing resources to Jackson County youths and their families; promoting pathways to success.  Mr. Koziol has worked within the field of education at various levels for the past 20 years. He began his career as an upper elementary teacher for Napoleon Schools. He then moved on to District Curriculum Director for Vandercook Lake Public Schools.

    Prior to becoming Superintendent, Scott was an Education Consultant at the Jackson County ISD. There he worked with all 13 of the school districts in Jackson County.

    Scott is married to a teacher in the Napoleon Community School District. Currently, he has a daughter attending Michigan Center Jr/Sr High School.

    Mr. Derrick White - Michigan State Police Trooper

    Board Member

    Derrick was born and raised in Jackson.  He is a proud 1991 graduate of Jackson High School.  After graduating from Michigan State University, Derrick went on to join the Michigan State Police Force , where has served for the past 20 years. Mr. White is currently a sargeant at the MSP Training Academy of Lansing.

    Derrick has two children, Drew and Avery.  They are both students within the Jackson Public School system. Mr White is engaged to marry his fiancee, Erin, this summer.

    Dr. Kim Hayworth – Vice President of Student Development and Success (Sds) and Executive Director for University Retention and Persistence at Spring Arbor University

    Board Member

    Kim Hayworth has served as a Spring Arbor University vice president since 2006. She is currently responsible for the newly created Center for Student Success and Calling. Her responsibilities include: leadership over the co-curricular experience for campus students such as housing, orientation, office of intercultural relations, counseling, health services, career development, campus safety, student success, spiritual formation, new student academic advising, activities and student leadership - All the fun stuff on a college campus!

    Dr. Hayworth holds a Ph.D. in higher education leadership from Western Michigan University. Dr. Hayworth also earned a Master’s in Business Administration and bachelor’s degree in Communications from SAU. She is a Consultant Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission and serves as a Student Affairs Commission Member for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

    Mrs. Chrissy Siders - Vice President of Risk Management/Specialized Lending for CP Federal Credit Union and Vice President of Operations for CURx

    Board Member

    Chrissy Siders serves as the Vice President of Risk Management/Specialized Lending for CP Federal Credit Union and Vice President of Operations for CURx, a risk management and compliance CUSO. She joined CP Federal Credit Union in 1998. Chrissy obtained a BA in Criminal Justice in 1999 from Michigan State University and her MBA from Spring Arbor University in 2010. Her operational experience in the credit union industry includes teller operations, accounting, compliance, fraud security, internal audit, collections, governmental affairs, mortgage lending and business lending. As Vice President of Operations for CURx, she is responsible for the supervision, research, evaluation and documentation while leading each credit union client’s project. Chrissy holds certifications of Credit Union Compliance Expert, Certified Fraud Examiner and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist.  Chrissy is also an adjunct professor at Spring Arbor University in both their undergraduate and graduate programs. Courses taught include Insurance and Risk Management, Financial Capstone, Managerial Accounting, Managerial Economics and Managerial Finance. Chrissy is also on the Board of Trinity Wesleyan Church, a member of the Chamber Legislative Committee and on the Allegiance Hospice Board.

     Financial Information: 

    CCAC 2013 Form 990 

    Copies of our Governing Documents, Conflict of Interest Policy, and other Financial statements are available upon request.