Meet Our Board and Staff

Our Community Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of trustees, a broadly representative group of community leaders.

Trustees are elected for three-year terms and may serve three full terms. The board is responsible for setting foundation policy, approving all grant awards and hiring investment managers to implement the board's investment policy. 

The 2017 meeting dates are as follows: Jan. 12, Mar. 9, May 11, July 13, Oct. 12 and Dec. 14.

Our Staff

Dennis W. Fliehman
President and CEO
(517) 664-9857
Laurie Strauss Baumer
Executive Vice President
(517) 664-9852
Richard Comstock
Vice President of Finance
(517) 664-9854
Pauline Pasch
Senior Program Officer
(517) 664-9853
Kristin Rogers
Finance and Operations Associate
(517) 664-9858
Heather C. Carrigan
Program Associate
(517) 664-9851
Robin Lynn Grinnell
YAC Advisor
(517) 272-2870
Mara Wolke
Administrative Assistant
(517) 664-9856

2018 Board of Trustees


Jack Roberts, Chair 
Executive Director, Michigan High School Athletic Association




Rachel Lewis, Vice Chair/Secretary
Program Manager, Bethany Christian Services

Katie Lynwood, Treasurer
Attorney, Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC 



Jeff Benson
President and CEO, CASE Credit Union 



Eric Bowers
Financial Planner, Plante Moran


Michael Flowers
Executive Director, Human Resources, Lansing Board of Water & Light



Mike Gilmore
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Delta Dental


Kurt Guter
Director, Granger

Meegan Holland
Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Michigan Retailers Association


Logan Jackson
Student Trustee, East Lansing High School



Joe E. Pray
Director and Owner, Pray Funeral Home


Paul Rathbun
Vice President, Majority Owner, The Rathbun Agency



Lee Reimann
Director, Willingham & Coté, PC

Danielle Robinson
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Jackson National Life Insurance Co.



Angelia Salas
Director of Constituency Services, Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools



Kate Snyder
Principal Strategist, Piper & Gold Public Relations

Dan Thelen
Executive Vice President, Auto-Owners Insurance



Jeff Williams
CEO, Public Sector Consultants



Past Board Chairs

Douglas Milbury
MaryLee Davis, Ph.D.
Joseph Frauenheim
James F. Anderton IV
J. Michael Warren
Patricia Munshaw
Dale Martin
Gerald Finch
Robert C. Carr
Lori Hacker Fuller
Ed Souders
Lawrence Wilhite
George Nugent
Charles A. Janssen
Mark Hooper
Suzanne B. Mills
David J. Donovan
Charles Blockett Jr.
Mary J. Schafer
Mark Alley
Nancy L. Little
Douglas A. Mielock
Sam L. Davis
Robert Kolt
Denise Schroeder
Kira Carter-Robertson
Tina Ferland
Joe E. Pray

Katie Lynwood
Attorney, Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC

Katie Lynwood
Attorney, Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC

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330 Marshall St. | Suite 300 | Lansing, MI 48912 | Directions
P: (517) 272-2870 | F: (517) 272-2871 | Email Us

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