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Board and Staff

Our Board of Directors and staff members passionately care for the hundreds of children and families we serve as well as ensure responsible management and long-term sustainability of Methodist Children’s Home Society. The efforts of our staff and board members allow us to remain viable and thrive, now, for more than a century of caring for Michigan’s most vulnerable children. Because of this team of individuals who are committed to results, we are excited about our next 100 years of commitment to our community!

Our staff members passionately care for the hundreds of children and families

Senior Executive and Leadership Team

Kevin Roach

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Roach

Chief Executive Offier

Melissa Fernandez, LMSW

Chief Operating Officer

Melissa Fernandez, LMSW

Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly O'Neal

Kimberly O'Neal

Chief Impact Officer

Kimberly O'Neal

Chief Impact Officer

Stephanie Trotter, MBA

Chief Financial Office

Stephanie Trotter, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Carolyn Watson

Carolyn Watson

Chief Advancement Officer

Carolyn Watson

Chief Advancement Officer

Antonio Armstrong

Director of Behavioral Health

Antonio Armstrong, LMSW

Director of Behavioral Health

Katrina Edmon, LMSW

Director of Transitional Housing

Katrina Edmon, LMSW

Director of Transitional Housing

Jessica Fessler

Fostering Leadership Academy Principal

Jessica Fessler

Fostering Leadership Academy Principal

Xaviar Jaramillo

Director of Food Services

Xaviar Jaramillo

Director of Food Service

Starkisha Jenkins

Director of Licensing

Starkisha Jenkins

Director of Licensing

Keith Leslie

Director of Maintenance

Keith Leslie

Director of Maintenance

Tree Lipar

Director of Senior Services

Tree Lipar

Director of Senior Services

Rachel Martoia

Director of Administrative Services

Rachel Martoia

Director of Administrative Services

Kevin Sanders, LPC

Director of Clinical Services

Kevin Sanders, LPC

Director of Clinical Services

Amy Savage, LPC, CAADCC

Director of Residential Services

Amy Savage, LPC, CAADCC

Director of Residential Services

Stephanie Sears, LLMSW

Director of Child Welfare Programs

Stephanie Sears, LLMSW

Director of Child Welfare Programs

Carissa St. Laurent, MSW

Director of Children Services

Carissa St. Laurent, MSW

Director of Children Services

Board of Directors

Rev. William Amundsen

Director

Peter Bowen

Past-President

Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue

Director

Jay Brown

Director

David Mannarino

Director

Van Nguyen

Director

Sherry O'Neal

Director

Eric Pelton

Vice President

Kevin Roach

Director

Dr. Doug Ross

President

Carrie Russell

Director

Sue Sabo

Director

Juli Stephens

Secretary

Christine Weemhoff

Treasurer

Tom Wegehaupt

Director

BMCHS Supporting Organization Board of Directors

John Price

Director

Les Ryckman

Director

Mike Harris

Director

Kevin Roach

Director

Steve Vessels

Director

Board Committee Volunteers

Jennifer Bauer

Rick Hart

AnnA Ruth Kendall

John McDowell

Samantha Smigelski

Senior Executive and Leadership Team

MCHS Supporting Organization Board of Directors

Champions for Children - Business Advisory Board

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