Leadership & Action Teams

Our Mission

I-CAN is a community-based, coordinated effort committed to preparing students in Antrim and Kalkaska counties for college and career success. Leadership and action teams are engaged and represent communities in both counties. These teams include individuals from schools, Northwest Michigan College, North Central Michigan College, philanthropy and community — all committed to supporting students and families.

 

Antrim and Kalkaska counties
 

Amy Burk Executive Director Communities in Schools of Mancelona
Phil Ellis Executive Director Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Alison Metiva Director of Community Relations Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Cathryn Clearhout Director of Admissions Northwestern Michigan College
Jeffery DiRosa Superintendent Mancelona Public Schools
Meredith Schmidt Early College Counselor CTC Traverse Bay Intermediate School District
Jim Emery Superintendent Bellaire Public Schools
Karen Sherwood Superintendent Kalkaska Public Schools
Fred Boss High School Principal Forest Area Community Schools
Noreen Boering Community Representative Village of Fife Lake
Terry Vandercook Director of Operations Northwest Michigan Works
Stephanie Long   Traverse Bay Intermediate School District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I-CAN Action Team/Committee Roster

Amy Burk Executive Director Communities in Schools of Mancelona
Cathryn Clearout Director of Admissions Northwestern Michigan College
Amy Derrer Site Coordinator Communities in Schools of Mancelona
Michelle Dingman High School Counselor Mancelona Public Schools
Angela Garrey Admissions Rep Ferris State University
Dave Lewandowski School Counselor (K-12) Bellaire Public Schools
Aaron Sue Meyer Youth Services Worker MI Works
Karmin Olds High School Counselor Kalkaska Public Schools
Johanna Rasmussen School Counselor (K-12) Forest Area Community Schools
Meredith Schmidt Early College Specialist Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District
Jim Tisdel Career Jump Start North Central Michigan College
Dana Venhuizen Youth Services Worker MI Works