Our Governing Board

MDS Community Action Agency & Human Resources Authority has an 18-member Governing Board (plus one alternate) represented by residents of all Menominee, Delta and Schoolcraft counties. Our bylaws dictate we have at least one-third representatives from the low-income consumers we serve, one-third public officials or their representatives and one-third from the private sector.

The MDSCAA Governing Board Executive Committee (from left):


Chair Karen Wigand, Treasurer Susan Kleikamp and Vice Chair Myra Croasdell.

Not pictured Secretary John Stapleton

The Board of Directors

Geri Alanko

Penny Carlson

Myra Croasdell (Vice Chair)

Edie Erickson

Katherine Jinkerson

Susan Kleikamp (Treasurer)

Bernie Lang

Jennifer MacDonald 

John Malnar

Kenneth Penokie

Mia Smith

John Stapleton (Secretary)

Jeff Waeghe

Paul Welch

Karen Wigand (Chair)



Empower, advocate for and assist people to improve and sustain their quality of life and independence through education, housing, nutrition, volunteerism and in-home support. 

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