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 Community Development

Erika Hamlet

Coordinator of Family and Community Relations

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s’ Board of Directors

President

Lynne Cowart

Community Volunteer

Vice President

Namita Sharma, JD

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

Treasurer

Scott MacCallum

CPA, Senior Manager, Jansen Valk Thompson Reahm PC

Secretary

Tim Bartik, PhD

Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute

Member-at-Large

Regena Nelson, PhD

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

Board Member

Denise R. Crawford

President & CEO, Family Health Center

Board Member

Joanna Dales

Vice-President, Donor Relations, Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Board Member

Roberto Flachier, PhD

Community Volunteer

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

Mindy Miller

Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Programs & Services, Kalamazoo RESA

Board Member

Dallas Oberlee

Program Director, W.E. Upjohn Institute/Michigan Works!

Board Member

Consuelo Shank

Client and Community Relations Director, PNC Bank

Board Member

Sheri Welsh

President & CEO, Welsh & Associates, Inc.