WRCNM Board of Directors update

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Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) welcomes four new board members who passionately support the organization’s mission, values, and vision. These volunteers play a crucial role in donor cultivation, stewardship, and community outreach, contributing to the storytelling of WRCNM. Additionally, they provide essential governance to ensure the smooth operation of the organization and oversee resource availability for advancing its mission.

Camille Alexander, a financial services executive residing in Petoskey, brings extensive board experience in finance, development, strategic planning, and fundraising. Committed to justice, equality, and the well-being of women and their families, Camille believes in uplifting communities by empowering women. She aims to bring to the board compassion, empathy, and a willingness to listen with an open heart and mind.

Taylor Malpass, a small business owner and real estate agent in East Jordan with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, has a background in the public sector and nonprofit board experience. Committed to WRCNM’s mission, Taylor believes in the agency’s significant impact on individuals and communities. Her compassion, understanding, and leadership skills make her a valuable asset to board decision-making.

Diane Raab, a retired Clinical Social Worker with a diverse background in mental health treatment and extensive volunteer service, brings a wealth of experience to WRCNM. Serving in various roles, including councilwoman and committee member, Diane is dedicated to advancing justice and social equality through her involvement with WRCNM.

Karen Ragland, founder and owner of a design and marketing communications studio in southern Michigan, leverages her project management skills and community volunteer experience to benefit WRCNM. With a strong background in fundraising, special events, committee work, and long-range planning, Karen is a valuable addition to the board.

We are thrilled to work with these new board members. They bring diverse skills, experiences, and a shared commitment to WRCNM’s mission, ensuring the organization continues to thrive in its efforts to support and empower women in Northern Michigan.

WRCNM expresses deep appreciation to our outgoing board members, Melanie LaFave, Mary Catherine Hannah, and Lindsey Steffes, for their dedication and the gift of their time and talents.

Melanie LaFave, who joined the board in 2018, served two three-year terms, making significant contributions as Vice-President on the Executive Committee. Her extensive committee involvement included serving as Chair for Personnel and Long Range committees and on the Building Sub-committee, Governance, and Donor Development/Nominating committees.

Mary Catherine Hannah, who began her board service in 2021, dedicated three years to WRCNM. Her contributions spanned committee roles as Chair of Long Range and Governance committees, and on the Building Sub-committee, Personnel, and Finance committees.

Lindsey Steffes, who began her board service in 2021, devoted three years to WRCNM and served as Secretary on the Executive Committee. Lindsey’s commitment extended to committee roles encompassing Finance, Long Range, Donor Development/Nominating, and Personnel.