Board Members

August 4, 2021 - Full Board Meeting- In Person 

April 7, 2021 – Full Board Meeting- Virtual 

February 3, 2021 – Full Board Meeting- Virtual 

December 2 2020 – Full Board Meeting- Virtual 

October 7, 2020 - Full Board Meeting- Virtual 

August 5, 2020 - Full Board Meeting- Virtual

June 3, 2020 - Full Board Meeting- Virtual 

April 8, 2020 - Full Board Meeting

  • Meeting was cancelled due to COVID-19

February 5, 2020 - Full Board Meeting

Great Start Montcalm County Support Staff Contact Information:

621 New Street, PO BOX 367, Stanton, MI 48888

Website: www.GreatStartMontcalm.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatstartmontcalmcounty

Mindy Train, Parent Liaison

 (616) 225-6150

mtrain@maisd.com

Chelsa Eggleston, Parent Liaison

 (616) 225-6166

ceggleston@maisd.com

Cari O’Connor, Director

 (616) 225-6278

coconnor@maisd.com

2020-2021 MCGSC Board Members 

Name

GSC Role

Organization

Matt

Balenger

Early Childhood Teacher Consultant

MAISD

Kim

Betser

Parent

Montcalm County Great Start

Abbey

Blodin

Volunteer Coordinator

RAVE

Janel

Boulis

EightCAP Head Start/Early Head Start Director- Chair

EightCAP

Teresa

Boyer

EarlyOn

MAISD Early Childhood Supervisor

Stromy 

Bright

Parent

Montcalm County Great Start

Kristen

Bross

Parent

Montcalm County Great Start

Renae

Caudill

Parent

Montcalm County Great Start

Esther

Combs

Homeless Services Liaison

MAISD

Doris

Demorest

Early Childhood Teacher Consultant

MAISD

Natasha

Depue

Educational Organization 

MSU Extension 

Chelsa

Eggleston

Parent

Montcalm County Great Start

Kyle

Hamlin

Educational Organization 

MAISD

Jessica

Higley

Licensing Specialist

DHHS

Liz

Ingraham

Community Mental Health

Montcalm Care Network

John

Johansen

Community Member

 

Kayla

Johns

United Lifestyles

Spectrum Health United Lifestyles

Kiley

Johnson

IM SAFE

IM SAFE Child Advocacy Center

Dena

Kent

Health Department

MMDHD

Lori 

Kirkhoff 

IM SAFE

IM SAFE Child Advocacy Center

Terri

Legg

United Way Director

United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties

Brendan

Mahar

Community Member

County Commissioner 

Karen

Marsman

Alpha Family Services Executive Director

Alpha Family Services

Haley

McLean

United Way 

United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties

Lillie

McNeil

Western Regional Resource Center

Pathways

Tarin

Minkel

Educational Organization 

MSU Extension 

Andrea

Nista

Early Childhood Teacher Consultant

MAISD

Cari

O'Connor

Great Start Director

Great Start

Nancy

Secor

Community Member - Past Chair

 

Michelle

Seigo

MDHHS Director

MDHHS

Julie

Snyder

Operations Manager 

Spectrum Health United and Kelsey

Melanie

Steiner

Parent

Montcalm County Great Start

Roger

Thelen

Community Member

 

Mindy

Train

Parent - GSC Secretary

Montcalm County Great Start

 

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