Our Board & Staff

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s’ Staff

Sandy Standish

Executive Director

Therese Armstead

Assistant Director

Ali Schwartz

Director of Community Development

Erika Hamlet

Family & Community Liaison

Donna Neevel

Administrative Assistant

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s’ Board of Directors

Vice Pres./Pres. Elect

Tim Bartik, PhD

Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute

President

Lynne Cowart

Community Volunteer

Board Member

Wendy Somers

Superintendent, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools

Board Member

Shirley Johnson

Community Volunteer

Board Member

Sheri Welsh

President, Welsh & Associates, Inc.

Treasurer

Scott MacCallum

CPA, Senior Manager, Jansen ValkThompson Reahm PC

Board Member

Roberto Flachier

Community Volunteer

Board Member

Regena Fails Nelson

Chair & Professor, WMU Department of Teaching, Learning & Educational Studies

Board Member

Namita Sharma

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

Board Member

Mindy Miller

Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, Kalamazoo RESA

Board Member

Joanna Donnelly Dales

Vice-President, Donor Relations, Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Board Member

Elizabeth Jackson-Spaner

​Early Childhood Coordinator, Kalamazoo Public Schools

Board Member

Denise Crawford

President & CEO, Family Health Center

Board Member

Dallas Oberlee

Director of Program Opertaions, Michigan Works! Southwest