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


Allie VanHeest

Program Manager


Amy Kuchta

Chief Executive Officer


Carmen James

Program Manager


Eric Cunningham

Director of Programming


Jessica Reyes

Program Manager


 Josalyn Kiplinger

Enrollment Manager


Kathy Praedel

Partnership Manager


Kori Jock

Director of Fund Development


Nicole Godley

Administrative Manager


 Regina Miller

Director of Corporate Operations

Board of Directors


Cody Allkins, President-Elect

OnStaff USA


Nathan W. Bolton

Old National

 Assistant V.P. & Manager


Kari Brown

PNC Bank

Branch Manager


Marcus Brussee

Mercantile Bank

Commercial Lender  


Terry R. Burleson, Jr.

Battle Creek College Access Network

Program Manager  


Joshua Bush

Mercantile Bank

Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager


Kimberly Carter

Battle Creek Public Schools



Craig Davies, Secretary

Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites

Assistant General Manager


Abbey Davis

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Imaging Services Supervisor


Ryan DeNooyer

DeNooyer Chevrolet

General Manager


Terry Dorgan

Huntington National Bank

Community President, Southwest Michigan


Ed Hodges, Sr.

The Meridian Group, LLC



Brian Lueth, Vice President & Treasurer

Kalamazoo Valley Community College



Mary-Frances  Oliphant

Schupan & Sons, Inc. 

Director of  Talent Management & Retention


Meka L. Phillips

PNC Bank

Sales Specialist


Steve Ramus


Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility


William M. Roland

City of Kalamazoo, Retired


Patrick Sweeney

The Bishop Company

Principal (Founder and President 1980 – 2005)


Darren Timmeney

JP Morgan Chase

Senior Vice President/Community President


Christopher Tracy, President

Honigman, Miller, Schwart and Cohn, LLP



Dana Walters

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, Retired

Vice President of Human Resources


Ann M. Woolley, Past President

National Flavors, Inc.

Director of Human Resources