Board and Committees

2016-2017 Board of Trustees

Dedicated trustees provide the structure the Community Foundation needs to maintain a healthy balance. Their commitment to supporting worthy causes and fulfilling the trust put in them means more organizations can be supported and more needs met.

Mrs. Lisa G. Blanchard, President
Mr. Michael D. Eberhart, Vice-President
Mr. James Ford, Secretary
Mr. Todd C. Winnell, Treasurer
Mr. Dana F. Andrews
Mr. Steven L. Boeckman
Mr. Robert W. Charlton
Mr. J. Wilfred Cwikiel
Mrs. Jennifer E. Deegan
Mrs. Kathyrn S.  Erber
Mrs. Ann K. Irish
Mr. Webb F. Martin
Ms. Emily R. Meyerson
Mr. Mitch D. Pulaski
Mr. B. Thomas Smith


Advisory Committees

Throughout the year, trustees and other volunteers ably serve on our advisory committees, sharing their talents, knowledge, and abilities. We appreciate their time and effort!


Lisa Blanchard
J. Wilfred Cwikiel
Michael Eberhart
James Ford
Todd Winnell


Lisa Blanchard
J. Wilfred Cwikiel
Michael Eberhart
David Irish
James Ramer

Development and Marketing

Charles Gano
Susan Howbert
Virigina McCoy
William Meengs, Jr.
James Schroeder

Grant Distribution

Jennifer Deegan
Kathryn Erber
James Ford
Robert Keedy
Melanie Manary
Webb Martin
Tom VanDeventer


Daniel Clarke
Clark Elwood
John Fought
William Marshall
Melissa Nyguyen
Todd Winnell

Investment Advisory

Robert Charlton
Michael Eberhart
Emerson Meyer
Maureen Nicholson
Jeffrey Shepard
B. Thomas Smith


Ann Irish
Charles Johnson
Jill O’Neill
Sarah Shuman
Ken Winter

Little Traverse Bay Protection and Restoration Advisory

Mary Campbell
Frank Ettawageshik
David Irish
Emily Meyerson
Rachel Smolinski