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Highfields names new officers, board members

Monday, May 5, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
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For Immediate Release:                                  Contact:  Brian Philson, President/CEO

May 5, 2014                                                                                              517-628-2287


Highfields names new officers, board members

Sheila Brake of Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America has been elected chair of the Highfields Inc. Board of Directors, and four other officers were also appointed:  Sara Bennett, Two Men and a Truck, chair-elect; Mike Zamiara, independent consultant, treasurer; Anethia Brewer, 54A District Court, secretary; and Brian Gallagher, Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C. law firm, past chair.

Five new members were elected to the board: Karen Johns, formerly of Jackson County Department of Human Services, Mark Kellogg, Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C., Katie Rexrode, Jackson National Life Insurance Co., Tanda Reynolds, formerly of Jackson County Department of Human Services, and Marlon Roberts, Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services.

Re-elected to the Endowment Committee were: Gary Climes, independent financial consultant; Ken Frankland, attorney; Mike Zamiara; Richard Martin, Wells Fargo Advisors; Thomas Hacker, Summit Community Bank of Michigan and Mark Emmert, Dart Bank.

Highfields elected the officers and new board members at its annual meeting on April 30.  Terms begin May 1. 

Three board members were recognized for completing terms of board service: Carl Thelen of LorAnn Oils; Sam Davis of the Ingham County Sheriff’s office, who served as chair in 2011/2012; and Milton Scales of M.L. Scales and Associates.


Founded in 1962, Highfields Inc. is a not-for-profit organization in its 52nd year of providing home-based counseling, residential care, experiential education and support programs for families, youth and communities throughout mid-Michigan.


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