Phone (517) 244-1267

Participating Partners

CACS Head Start
Contact: Lucy McClintic; Director
Phone: (517) 482-1504

Capital Area District Library
Contact: Marisela Garza; Youth Services Specialist
Phone: (517) 367-6300

Capital Area United Way
Contact: Patricia Hemingway; Vice-President of Community Investment
Phone: (517) 203-5000

Capital Region Community Foundation
Contact: Pauline Pasch; Senior Program Officer
Phone: (517) 664-9853

CEI Community Mental Health
Contact: Fran Jozefowicz; Superviser, Early Intervention
Phone: (517) 887-5263

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)
Contact: Kathy Kelly; Director
Phone: (517) 484-8444

Department of Health and Human Services, Ingham County
Contact: Karen Batterham; Community Outreach
Phone: (517) 887-9705

Eaton RESA
Contact: Micki Furhman; Prevention Specialist
Phone: (517) 541-8759

EC3 Childcare
Contact: Betsy Clinton; Program Director
Phone: (517) 485-6825

Great Start to Quality Central Resource Center
Contact: Barb Monroe; Program Director
Phone: (517) 336-3767

GSC Parent Partners & Family Coalition
Sondos Al-Hachim, Parent
Jessica Baker, Parent
Kae Dubay, Parent
Sarah Riggs, Parent
MC Rothhorn, Parent
Jamie Yeomans, Parent

Immigrant and Refugee Resource Collaborative
Contact: Shirin Kambin Timms

Infant Mortality Coalition
Contact: Regina Traylor; Chair
Phone: (517) 887-4432

Ingham County Health Department
Missy Challis, Maternal-Infant Health Program / Phone: (517) 887-4479
Lisa Chambers, Family Outreach Services / Phone: (517) 887-4322
Adrienne DeFord, Environmental Justice / Phone: (517) 887-4503
Celeste Davison, Nurse Family Partnership / Phone: (517) 898-4983
Regina Traylor, Director Public Health Nursing & Special Programs / Phone: (517) 887-4432
Jessica Yorko, Social Justice and Health Equity / Phone: (517) 272-4144
Jonathan Lawrence, Strong Start, Healthy Start / Phone: (517) 887-4322

Ingham Intermediate School District
Scott Koenigsknecht, Superintendent / Phone: (517) 676-1051
Corrie Mervyn, Supervisor GSRP / Phone: (517) 244-1297

Ingham Local Leadership Group (LLG)
Contact: Effie Alofoje-Carr
Phone: (517) 918-4729

Ingham Substance Awareness and Prevention Coalition
Contact: Melea Bullock, Coordinator
Phone: (517) 393-6890

Islamic Center of Greater Lansing
Contact: Sondos Al-Hachim
Phone: (517) 402-4065

Lansing Community College
Tricia McKay, Child Development Program / Phone: (517) 483-1972

Lansing Parks and Recreation
Contact: Emily Stevens; Manager of Leisure Services
Phone: (517) 483-6074

Lansing School District
Contacts: Angie Barry
Phone: (517) 755-3391

MSU Child Development Labs
Contact: Laurie Linscott, Director
Phone: (517) 355-1900

MSU College of Human Medicine
Contact: Barbara Ball McClure, Director of Development
Phone: (517) 410-5714

MSU Student Parents on a Mission (SPOM)
Contact: Kim Steed-Page; Coordinator, Student Parent Resource Center
Phone: (517) 884-0195

PNC Bank
Contact: Ann Cook, Branch Manager
Phone: (517) 334-1630

Power of We Consortium
Contact: Joni Risner
Phone: (517) 203-5000

Willow Tree Family Center
Contact: Nicole Greiter, President
Phone: (586) 806-WTFC

WKAR: Ready to Learn
Contact: Robin Pizzo, Director of Education
Phone: (517) 884-4758



GSC Meeting Calendar

Dates and times of Ingham Great Start Collaborative meetings and work groups.

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Ingham Play & Learn Groups

Play and Learn Groups provide activities for families to play alongside their children and explore many developmental domains. Check out the most recent Play and Learn Group Schedule Here

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Great Start Family Coalition

Serves as a sounding board for parent members of the Great Start Collaborative (GSC)

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Family Learning Connection

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