Jackson YMCA Board of Directors
Matt Curfman, CFP, Chief Volunteer Officer (as of April 2017)
Started April 2014, Executive Committee, Facilities and Finance Committee, Capital Campaign Committee.
Employer: Richmond Brothers, Inc.; President and Co-Owner.
Education: Vandercook Lake HS, Eastern Michigan: Finance, Certified Financial Planner.
Other Affiliations: Lingap Center (Philippine Orphanage), Richmond Bros. Foundation.
Why the Y?: Diversity; inclusion; common goals with other community members; feel a part of something bigger; “Us,”; the Y included me during one of the most challenging times of my life.
Claire Powell, Vice Volunteer Officer
Started 2015, Executive Committee, Resource Development and Marketing Committee, Capital Campaign Committee.
Employer: Consumers Energy, Designated Employer Representative, HRC II
Education: Bachelor’s Health Science/Bio Medical Science.
Other Affiliations: Owner, Powell Machine.
Why the Y?: I want the best possible future for my children and this community.
Dr. Andrew Duda, Treasurer
Started 2016, Executive Committee, Facilities and Finance Committee
Employer: HFAH Family medicine Physician, US Navy Medical Officer Education: BS Human Biology, John Carroll University Cleveland, OH, MD Medical Doctorate, American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten, NA
Other Affiliations: American Board of Family Medicine Board Certified Physician, American Academy of Family Medicine Member, Michigan Association of Family Medicine Member, St Mary’s Star of the Sea Parishioner and School Parent, F&A Masonic Member, HFAH Leslie, MI Physician, HFAH Medical Practice Management Group Physician Finance Director
Monica Bouman, Secretary
Started 2017, Executive Committee, Capital Campaign Committee.
Employer: Jackson College, Director of Center for Student Success. Education: MAOM, Spring Arbor University.
Other Affiliations: Board Effectiveness planning area team, JACS Strategic Growth Plan, Westwinds Church, Jackson Young Professionals, Jackson Optimist Service Club, Jackson Chamber Member, DDA Summer Events Committee.
Why the Y?: The Jackson Y was integral in changing my view on health and wellness Additionally, serving the youth in our community has become a passion of mine— how fortunate I am to represent an organization that shares that same passion to do just that: Serve.
Started 2015, Facilities and Finance committee, Membership and Program Committee, Capital Campaign Committee.
Employer: Walton Insurance Group, Account Executive
Education: G.V.S.U. BBA Marketing Degree
Other Affiliations: Toastmasters 3917
Started 2015, Facilities and Finance Committee.
Employer: Jackson Fire Department, Assistant Fire Chief of Operations and Training
Education: Associates in Fire Science Lake Superior State University, Executive Fire Officer Program Eastern Michigan University Other
Other Affiliations: YMCA Board Member, Jackson Area Club Soccer board member, Jackson County Emergence Management Local Planning Team Board Member, Chairman of Local Emergency Planning Committee, Chairman of Jackson Area Career Center Advisory Committee for Fire Science Program and Henry Ford Allegiance Fire Safety Sub-Committee.
Started 2014, Facilities and Finance Committee.
Employer: Huntington Bank, Community President, VP Commercial Banking
Education: Bachelors from MSU, Graduate of RMA’s Commercial School of Banking
Other Affiliations: Board Member Enterprise Group of Jackson; Audit Committee Jackson Community Foundation.
Why the Y?: I’m passionate about the Jackson community and physical fitness, which align with the purpose and mission of the YMCA. I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute whatever I can to the future success of the Jackson YMCA.
Started 2020, Facilities and Finance Committee.
Employer: Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Manager of Real Estate Services
Other Affiliations: Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Jackson for the past nine years.
Education: Jackson College and Spring Arbor University, Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and MBA.
Why the Y?: “The team at the YMCA does incredible work every day to improve the health and wellness of our community. I am thrilled for the opportunity to give back to Jackson by serving the board of the YMCA!”
Started 2017, Facilities and Finance Committee. Employer: Northwest Tool & Machine, Inc., Sales Manager.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Communications, Marketing, Eastern Michigan University
Other Affiliations: Community AME.
Why the Y?: I’ve been a member of the Y for 30-plus years. As a kid it provided an outlet for me, and now I enjoy fitness and what the Y does for kids and the community. I spend a lot of time coming to the Y, so joining the board was easy for me to say, “Yes.”
Started 2018, Executive Committee (member at large) and Capital Campaign Committee.
Employer: Consumers Energy.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, Master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University.
Why the Y? “I’m honored to be joining the YMCA at such an exciting time and I look forward to working with the board and the community to help bring a next generation facility to Jackson.”