The time, talent and skills donated by board members are vital to Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. We recognize incoming board members Mary Catherine Hannah, Debra Kiteley, Lindsay Steffes, Erika Van Dam and outgoing members Mary Wieter-Hord, Marjaree Forbes and William Santos. Thank you for choosing to make a positive difference!
Mary Catherine Hannah, Non-Profit Management/Executive Director
Mary Catherine is Executive Director and Regional Development Officer for Presbyterian Villages of Michigan and Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation. She also practiced law in Harbor Springs for several years. Mary Catherine looks forward to furthering WRCNM’s mission through her community and professional connections. Her experience in strategic planning, fundraising, financial planning, risk assessment and general operations work will be an asset as WRCNM continues to face unique challenges related to the pandemic. Mary Catherine believes in meeting people where they are, walking with them on their journey and working to overcome systemic barriers that prevent them from living successful and meaning-filled lives. Mary Catherine has served as a volunteer board member and community organizer for a number of organizations. Prior to moving to northern Michigan, she was a board member of a Wisconsin women’s shelter group. Furthering the status of women remains one of her central concerns.
Debra Kiteley, Certified Public Accountant and Tax Principal
Deb Kiteley is a Certified Public Accountant and a Principal with Rehmann overseeing the tax department of the Cheboygan office. Previously, she worked with a national accounting firm in the Metro-Detroit area and served on a Board focused on helping families with financial assistance and early childhood education. Her interest and experience in this area will be an asset, as well as her strong financial background and personal qualities that have served her as a CPA – honesty, integrity, independent decision-making and objectivity. Deb’s passion, which is strongly aligned with WRCNM’s mission, is to help empower people to pursue opportunities that will lead to a stronger, healthier and more equitable community. She looks forward to making a positive difference as a member of the WRCNM Board of Directors.
Lindsay Steffes, Provider Development and Retention
Lindsay Steffes is a Provider Development and Retention Specialist at McLaren Northern Michigan. She has also worked as a supervisor for the nonprofit agency Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Her interests and experience are in foster care, adoption, animal welfare and advocating for individuals and families in our community. She is a previous YMCA of Northern Michigan board member and has an interest in fundraising, special event planning and long-range planning. Through her work and family-owned businesses (Tap 30, Pour and North Bay Construction) Lindsay recognizes some of the biggest challenges facing our community. She looks forward to her leadership role as a member of the WRCNM Board of Directors as both the agency and our community continues to evolve.
Erika Van Dam, Vice President of Finance and Administration
Erika Van Dam is the Vice President of Finance and Administration for family-owned Van Dam Custom Boats. She previously worked for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan in different leadership positions. She ultimately served as the agency’s Deputy Health Officer, while simultaneously holding the position of Executive Director for Dental Clinics North, a non-profit dental service organization. Erika currently serves on a grant advisory committee for the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and as a board member for a nonprofit organization that delivers local farm memberships (CSA shares) to families in need in our region. She has supported WRCNM through collaborative work, personal contribution, event participation and as a volunteer member of the WRCNM’s Violence Prevention Team. She believes deeply in the WRCNM mission and strives to set an example for her young children by playing an active role in creating a community that values women for their contributions, unique skills, experience and intelligence.
Mary Wieter-Hord leaves the board after serving two terms
We thank outgoing WRCNM Board Member, Mary Wieter-Hord for more than five years of service. Mary moved out of state during the pandemic to be closer to family. Mary served on the governance, long range planning, nominating, donor development and on the executive committee as secretary. She volunteered on fundraising committees, at the Gold MIne stores and Safe Home. Mary was a dedicated, involved and energetic board member; we wish her well.