Jackson YMCA Board of Directors

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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.

Email: matt@richmondbrothers.com

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

Email: boumanmonical@gmail.com

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.

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Rodney Sims

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.”

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Ethan Harris

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

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Tony Baker

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.

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Scott McIntosh

Started 2018, Executive Committee (member at large) and Capital Campaign Chair.

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.”

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Jason Vasaris

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!”

Susan Jordan

Honorable Susan B. Jordan

Started 2021.

Employer: Circuit Judge, 4th Circuit County of Jackson, MI; Presiding Judge, Jackson County Adult Treatment Court.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, MSU; Doctor of Law, MSU College of Law.

Other Affiliations: Current member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board and Community Corrections Advisory Board.  Former member Jackson College Foundation Board.

Why the Y?: "I aspired to be a part of the YMCA board because I think that movement is medicine, not just for our bodies, but for our minds.  I think the YMCA is so uniquely situated to make a difference in our community. I love the thought of being a part of that and working towards even more collaborative efforts that focus on members of our community, especially the youth.”

Tonia Whiteweb

Tonia White

Started 2021.

Employer: Chief Employee Experience Officer, American 1 Credit Union

Other Affiliations: Employed with A1CU since 2020; currently is a member of the DDA board of directors; Volunteer experience with the King Center and Salvation Army

Why the Y?: "I have lived in Jackson my entire life and the YMCA has always tried to be reflective of the communities it serves. I am humbled and grateful to be of service while improving my physical and mental health."