Our Board & Staff

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s’ Staff

Kristyn Buhl-Lepisto

Executive Director

Therese Armstead

Director of Program Quality and Learning

Ali Schwartz

Director of Operations

Kara Applegate

Coordinator of Family and Community Relations

Caroline Bearup

Office Manager

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s’ Board of Directors

President

Namita Sharma, JD

Attorney at Law, Brueggemann & Sharma, P.C.

Vice President

Regena Nelson, PhD

Professor & Chair, Teaching, Learning & Educational Studies, Western Michigan University

Treasurer

Scott MacCallum

CPA, Senior Manager, Jansen Valk Thompson Reahm PC

Secretary

Joanna Dales

Vice-President, Donor Relations, Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Immediate Past President

Lynne Cowart

Community Volunteer

Member-at-large

Dallas Oberlee

Senior Associate, Social Policy Research Associates

Honorary Member

Tim Bartik, PhD

Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute

Board Member

Denise R. Crawford

President & CEO, Family Health Center

Board Member

Elizabeth Jackson-Spaner

Coordinator for Early Childhood, Kalamazoo Public Schools

Board Member

Dan Jaqua

Jaqua Realtors

Board Member

Wendy Maynard-Somers

Superintendent, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools

Board Member

Todd McDonald

CSM Group

Board Member

Mindy Miller

Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Programs & Services, Kalamazoo RESA

Board Member

Consuelo Shank

Client and Community Relations Director, PNC Bank

Board Member

Sheri Welsh

President & CEO, Welsh & Associates, Inc.

Current Job Openings

Part-Time Family Advocate