Scott Dzurka

President and CEO

sdzurka@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9808
f.  517.371.5860

About Scott

Scott Dzurka is the President/CEO of the Michigan Association of United Ways (MAUW) since 2007, representing over 50 local United Way organizations statewide with a combined budget of over $100 million. MAUW has strived to be the United Way’s voice in policy and advocacy issues on behalf of its members and coordinating activities among them.

Dzurka joined MAUW after 5 years as the Associate Director of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards where he oversaw member service programs and public relations. He also previously worked for the Michigan Association of Counties as its legislative coordinator on judiciary and human services issues.

Dzurka has earned an associate degree from Delta College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the DeVos Graduate School at Northwood University.


Scott can help you with:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Governance
  • Budget, Finance and Human Resources
  • Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Technical Assistance and Training Needs
  • Transition Planning & On-Boarding

Kaitlynn Colbert

Communications Specialist

kcolbert@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9801
f. 517.371.5860

About Kaitlynn

Kaitlynn joined the Association in August of 2012 as a Program Specialist and holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Relations and Policy from Michigan State University. Though Kaitlynn joined MAUW direct from college, she has more than 7 years of experience in event planning and management. Her experience includes event management in the non-profit and for profit sector, communications and social media management, vendor and member relations and program management.


Kaitlynn can help you:

  • Create communications pieces, social media and marketing plans
  • Develop and register for Association Events
  • Update staffing information in the state-wide Local United Way database
  • Become involved in Association programs, specifically related to the Michigan After-School Partnership or Community Services

Bob Cramer

Director of Community Services
bcramer@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9807
f.  517.371.5860

About Bob

Bob joined MAUW in August 2009 as Director of Labor/Community Services. His title with the National AFL-CIO being that of AFL-CIO Community Services State Liaison. Bob came to MAUW with seven years’ experience as a Labor Liaison with the United Way of Saginaw County. Bob was an elected or appointed union official with UAW local 1131 since 1979, until the local was dissolved due to a plant closing. He holds dual union membership in UAW local 2275 and OPEIU local 459.


Bob can help you:

  • Organize Union member volunteer activities
  • Develop Workplace campaigns
  • Recruite Board/committee members
  • Create Partnership education & training

Laura Kilfoyle

Executive Director, MI-CHAP
lkilfoyle@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9804
f.  517.371.5860

About Laura

Laura obtained her Bachelor's and Master's of Public and Nonprofit Administration Degrees from Grand Valley State University and brings 14 years nonprofit experience to her current role. Laura has fulfilled many roles in her nonprofit career including; program developer, budgeter, grant writer, program manager, site developer, volunteer/staff recruiter, data analyzer, to name a few.

Laura’s goal within her current position is to offer the best possible AmeriCorps experience for host sites, who build their capacity through service; along with providing an empowering experience for AmeriCorps members to further their personal and professional goals. In her personal life Laura enjoys spending time with her husband (Jim), Beagle puppy (Charlie) and with her extended family; along with walking and watching sporting events.


Laura can help you:

  • Become an AmeriCorps Member
  • Become an AmeriCorps Host Site
  • Answer program questions for the Community Resource Navigator AmeriCorps Program
  • Answer program questions for the Veterans Outreach AmeriCorps Program

Nancy Lindman

Director of Policy and Partnerships
nlindman@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9802
f.  517.371.5860

About Nancy

Nancy manages MAUW’s impact work engaging local United Ways in statewide partnership projects and advocacy. She staffs MAUW’s public policy work and led launch phases of the Michigan Benefits Access initiative and 2-1-1. Before joining MAUW, Nancy carried out community outreach efforts for Michigan State University’s Institute for Children, Youth, and Families. Nancy joined the nonprofit sector following a career with IBM and the training and organizational development arena. She holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Advertising from Michigan State University.


Nancy can help you:

  • Answer questions about Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Participate in the Financial Stability Partnership Learning Circle
  • Get involved with ALICE project
  • Align with statewide partner organizations

Nicole Literacki

Director, Americorps
nliteracki@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9812
f.  517.371.5860

About Nicole

Nicole is a Public Affairs and Community Services educator experienced in United Way and other nonprofits in various capacities. Nicole has worked in supporting Resource Development, Strategic Planning, Volunteer Engagement and Relationship Management functions within the United Way network and served as the lead Professional staff with responsibility for MAUW’s delivery of SECC Campaign Management/Fiscal Agent services from 2007 - 2015. Nicole now oversees MAUW's AmeriCorps programs.


Nicole can help you:

  • Become an AmeriCorps Member
  • Become an AmeriCorps Host Site
  • Answer program questions about Financial Empowerment Coaching Corps
  • Answer program questions about Veterans 2-1-1 Corps
  • Answer program questions about Evidence Based Literacy Instruction (EBLI) Corps

Nancy Lynn

Accountant
accounting@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9806
f.  517.371.5860

About Nancy

Nancy joined MAUW as an accountant in July 2006 and holds a bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor College. Nancy has 30 years of experience in the accounting field. She has worked for several organizations in the past, focusing more in the nonprofit industry over the last 10 years. Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and long walks in warm weather.


Nancy can help you:

  • Answer accounting related questions

Thressa Nichols

AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
tnichols@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9803
f.  517.371.5860

About Thressa

Thressa began at the Association as an intern during her senior year at Michigan State University while pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing specifically on Economics. During her internship she assisted in the planning and execution of our Annual Meeting and our first Charity Golf Outing in partnership with AFSCME. Thressa has now transitioned from intern to full time employee working with our Veteran Affairs, Financial Empowerment, and Evidence Based Literacy Instruction AmeriCorps programs.


Thressa can help you:

  • Coordinate AmeriCorps member and site supervisor training events and host site visits
  • Assist in AmeriCorps program communications
  • Provide technical assistance to AmeriCorps members and site supervisors
  • Maintain member files, timesheets, and other documentation

Tom Page

Executive Director, Michigan 2-1-1
tpage@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9811
f.  517.371.5860

About Tom

Tom Page is the Executive Director of Michigan 2-1-1, supporting and coordinating the work of eight call centers providing statewide 2-1-1 service. He has been active in the 2-1-1 movement since 2003, having previously served as Executive Director of Washington Information Network 2-1-1 managing the successful plan, design, and implementation of Washington State’s 2-1-1 system and as Director of the 2-1-1 Maryland system. In these roles he has been actively involved with 2-1-1 development nationally as a co-founder of both the 2-1-1 State Directors Association and 2-1-1 US.


From 2007-2010 Tom worked as a planning and development consultant, including 2-1-1 clients in ten states and Ontario, Canada before returning to Michigan in February 2013. His other experience includes guest lecturing on public policy development and advocacy at the University of Washington Information School, working in customer service at a national insurance company call center for five years and four months on a crab boat in Alaska. He has served on the boards of several national and international organizations and holds a master’s degree in Not-For-Profit Leadership from Seattle University.


Tom can help you:

  • Find information about local, state and national 2-1-1 development
  • Explore opportunities to partner with the Michigan 2-1-1 system to promote access to different types of community services
  • Answer questions about the phone and database technology that runs Michigan's 2-1-1 system

Beth St. John

Integrated Services Coordinator, MI-CHAP

bstjohn@uwmich.org

p.517.664.9808

f. 517.371.5860

About Beth

Beth joined MAUW in March 2013 as the MBA Integration Coach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Relations and Psychology from Michigan State University, a master's degree in Education from DePaul University and a master's degree in Information and Library Science from Dominican University. Beth came to MAUW with over 6 years of experience working in public and high school libraries. Her experience includes teaching, educator professional development and library services. Before joining MAUW, Beth served as an AmeriCorps Community Resource Navigator for Michigan Benefits Access in the Battle Creek area. Beth enjoys running, hot yoga and taking walks with her dog Sparty.


Beth can help you:

  • Schedule or attend an MBA/MI Bridges Training
  • Answer questions about Michigan Benefits Access
  • Answer questions about becoming a MI Bridges Community Partner
  • Connect with supportive resources for providing benefit access services to your clients
  • Connect with other MI Bridges Community Partners across the state

Mary Sutton

Executive Director, Michigan After-School Partnership
msutton@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9805
f.  517.371.5860

About Mary

Mary joined MAUW in 2007 as the Executive Director of the Michigan After-School Partnership (MASP) - a statewide coalition of stakeholders engaged in supporting high-quality expanded learning and after-school opportunities for children and youth in Michigan. Mary was formerly a consultant in the Michigan Department of Education where she was hired as the first Executive Director of MASP. Following a 20 year career with the YMCA in Bay City as Executive Director and previously the Early Childhood and Youth Program Director, she is committed to helping communities build strategic partnerships and establish quality initiatives supporting children and families. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development from CMU in 1981 and her Executive MBA from Northwood University in 1999. Mary enjoys reading, crafting, gardening and spending time with her son, daughter and grandson.


Mary can help you:

  • Create quality initiatives that make children and youth work and career ready, specifically:
    • Childhood Obesity
    • Securing food access
    • Quality activities and programs, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), that support child and youth success
  • Develop strategic partnerships within the after-school community
  • Create sustainable funding streams for school-age programs

Janine Thomas

Program Specialist

jthomas@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9814
f.  517.371.5860

About Janine

Janine has joined the Association after her service as an AmeriCorps Alumni and Michigan LeaderCorps member. Janine came to MAUW with a degree in Marketing and over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit field. Her experience includes event management, fundraising, volunteer engagement and developing strategic marketing initiatives. Janine enjoys spending time with her family, sewing and being an active member in her community (Grand Rapids) through volunteering and leadership roles.


Janine can help you:

  • Develop and register for Association Events
  • Update staffing information in the state-wide Local United Way database
  • Manage materials for MAUW Committees, the Michigan 2-1-1 Board of Directors, and the MAUW Board of Directors
  • Assist in Association communications

Heather Travis

Director, State Employees Charitable Campaign

htravis@uwmich.org
p. 517.664.9800
f.  517.371.5860

About Heather

Heather joined MAUW in September 2010 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Michigan State University. Heather came to MAUW with more than 10 years’ experience working in the nonprofit sector. Her experience includes member services, graphic design and layout, marketing/communications, campaign development, vendor relations, volunteer engagement and data management. Before joining MAUW, Heather served as the Assistant Director of Member Services for the Michigan Nonprofit Association. Heather enjoys gardening, writing, painting and spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.


Heather can help you with:

  • State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC) - charity application, marketing materials, department volunteers, website