Leading Us in the Right Direction

From our Leadership Team to our Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals who are willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better, forever.

Leadership Team


Amy Kuchta

Chief Executive Officer  

Sherry Butler

Director of Corporate Operations & Benefit Dinner

 Mary-Therese (MT) Courtade

Director of Enrollment & Quality Assurance

 Patricia Gardenhire-Lamar

Director of Match Support Services

Cindy Schrauben

Communications Manager


 Kathy Praedel

Partnership Manager


 Regina Miller

Administrative Manager


 Kori Jock

Director of Fund Development 

Board of Directors


Cody Allkins, Vice President

OnStaff USA


John Avery

Hub International Midwest

Senior Vice President


Angela Bailey

Public Media Network

Office Assistant/Receptionist


Nathan W. Bolton

Old National Asst.

V.P. & Manager


Kari Brown

PNC Bank

Branch Manager


Marcus Brussee

Mercantile Bank

Commercial Lender  


Angela Burkhardt

Intrepid Professional Group

Business Development Executive


Terry R. Burleson, Jr.

Battle Creek College Access Network

Program Manager  


Joshua Bush

Fifth Third Bank

Vice President of Business Banking/Relationship Manager


Matthew Callander

Callander Commercial

Vice President


Katelyn Charbeneau

OsborneKlein, of Ameriprise Financial Services

Business Development and Marketing Manager


Craig Davies, Secretary

Distribution Solutions, LLC

Vice President


Abbey Davis

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Imaging Services Supervisor


Terry Dorgan

Huntington National Bank

Community President, Southwest Michigan


James Grace

Retired, Kalamazoo Dept. of Public Safety


Dr. Angela E. Graham-Williams

Executive Director of Family Health Center and Founder of The AGW Conservatory of the Arts and Dance Angel Network


Daniel Hinkle 

National Flavors, Inc.


Ed Hodges, Sr.

The Meridian Group, LLC



Brian Lueth, Treasurer

Kalamazoo Valley Community College



Mary Jane Mapes

The Aligned Leader Institute

President & Founder


Meka L. Phillips

PNC Bank

Sales Specialist


Steve Ramus


Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility


Patrick Sweeney

The Bishop Company

Principal (Founder and President 1980 – 2005)


Shane Thompson 

New York Life Insurance Company/NYLife Securities

Financial Services Professional/Agent/Registered Rep


Darren Timmeney

JP Morgan Chase

Senior Vice President/Community President


Christopher Tracy, President-elect

Honigman, Miller, Schwart and Cohn, LLP



Dana Walters

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, Retired

Vice President of Human Resources


Shaun Patrick Willis

Willis Law



Ann M. Woolley, President

National Flavors, Inc.

Director of Human Resources