With 20 plus years of experience with United Way, Mike provides strong, innovative, collaborative leadership to the Michigan Association of United Ways, as its President and CEO.
Prior to joining the Michigan Association of United Ways, Mike served as the President and CEO of the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region. Mike served as the President and CPO at United Way of Greater Battle Creek from 1999-2008. Prior to coming to UWGBC, Mike was employed as the Executive Director of Livingston County United Way and the Vice President of United Way of Madison County.
Mike began his professional career as a junior high school teacher and coach and received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.
He and his wife Heather reside in Battle Creek and are the proud parents of two daughters.
Director of Community Services
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
Statewide Training Coordinator, Michigan 2-1-1
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
- Become involved in Association programs, specifically related to the Community Services program.
Director of Public Policy and Partnerships
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
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
Interim Executive Director, Michigan 2-1-1
Analytics and Reporting Director, Michigan 2-1-1
State Quality Assurance Coordinator, Michigan 2-1-1
Executive Director, Michigan After-School Partnership
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 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
Technology Director, Michigan 2-1-1
Director, State Employees Charitable Campaign
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