Participating Partners

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

Capital Area United Way
Contact: Teresa Kmetz, President
Phone: (517) 203-5000

Capital Region Community Foundation
Contact: Dennis Fliehman, President & CEO
Phone: (517) 664-9852

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 Human Services, Ingham County
Contacts: 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

GSC Parent Partners & Family Coalition
– MC Rothhorn, Parent
Shera Emmons, Parent
Sarah Riggs, Parent
Tami Smith, Parent
Jamie Yeomans, Parent
Jessica Baker, Parent

Helping Hands Christian Learning Center
Contact: Carla Fitzgerald, Director
Phone: (517) 882-8622

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
Barbara Monroe, Office for Young Children (Central Resource Center) / Phone: (517) 887-4319
Nola Schramm, Nurse Family Partnership / Phone: (517) 887-4322
Regina Traylor, Director Public Health Nursing & Special Programs / Phone: (517) 887-4432
Jessica Yorko, Social Justice and Health Equity / Phone: (517) 272-4144
Isa Solis, 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 Abuse Prevention Coalition
Contact: Melea Bullock, Coordinator
Phone: (517) 393-6890

Lansing Community College
Tricia McKay, Child Development Program / Phone: (517) 483-1972
Robin Pizzo, CCAMPIS / Phone: (517) 483-1447

Lansing School District
Contacts: Angie Casey
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

One Love Global
Contact: Angela Austin, President/CEO
Phone: (517) 410-1014

PNC Bank
Contact: Amanda DeFrees
Phone: (517) 334-1659

Power of We Consortium
Contact: Karika Phillips
Phone: (517) 887-4691

Stockbridge Community Schools
Contact: Jo Mayer, Community Education Director
Phone: (517) 851-8222

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

Contact: Beany Tomber, Education Services Coordinator
Phone: (517) 432-3120

Funding Partners







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