Mrs. Chrissy Siders - Vice President of Risk Management/Specialized Lending for CP Federal Credit Union and Vice President of Operations for CURx - Board Chair
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, Chrissy 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.
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.
Honorable Carlene Walz Lefere, JCF Emeritus Trustee, Retired Judge - Board Member (Immediate Past 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.
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 Mgr - Career Jump Start, Michigan Economic Development Corp. - 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.
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.
Dan Funston, Superintendent of Concord Community Schools - Board Member
Prior to moving to Jackson County, Dan served as the Assistant Superintendent for Plymouth Community Schools in Plymouth, IN. Dan served as an administrator in Plymouth Community Schools for 10 years at various levels. Dan also has experience in the business sector, as he served as Director of eLearning for Five-Star Technology. Dan is new to Jackson County and excited to work with the College and Career Access Center to help Jackson County students transition to college and careers after high school.
William J. Patterson III, P.h.D., Director of Secondary Education/Federal Programs at JPS - Board Member
With more than 15 years of experience as a passionate educator, Dr. Patterson is currently Director of Secondary Education and Federal Programs for the Jackson Public Schools Administrative Office, in Jackson, Michigan. With expertise in School Improvement; Title I; Priority School Reform; Student Achievement; and Budget Management, William currently has primary responsibility for effectively directing, facilitating, coordinating, and managing the successful short-term and the long-term strategic implementation of the Secondary Student Achievement programs for the school district. William serves as a Member of the Board for the Center for Family Health, and is also a Board Member for Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals. He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; the Michigan Association of School Boards; the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association; the National Association of Elementary Principals; and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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