Good News February 2014

JEFF SCHEIBEL NAMED NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO OF YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LANSING Catherine Jacobs, President of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing, is pleased to announce the selection of Jeff Scheibel as the new President and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing. Scheibel brings more than 26 years of Y experience to his new position in Lansing. Most recently, Scheibel served as the Vice President of Operations at the Dallas Metropolitan YMCA, where he was responsible for overall management of nearly $7 million as part of a 23-branch, $61.5 million operation. For more information visit and TIERNAN JOINS TRITERRA Triterra, a Lansing-based Environmental Consulting Firm, recently added an additional staff member. Ashlee Tiernan is a recent graduate of Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.) with a bachelor of arts degree in biology and environmental studies. She currently serves as an Environmental Scientist with Triterra. Her primary responsibilities include conducting Phase I/ II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), completing Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs), and preparing Due Care Plans associated with real estate transactions and Brownfield projects. Additional responsibilities include conducting field assignments and data analysis along with report preparation in support of contaminant investigation and remediation projects. For more information on Triterra, please call (517) 702-0470 or visit, BURCHAM HILLS NAMES NEW DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Erica Bills of Jackson has been named Burcham Hills Foundation’s director of development. Bills, former executive director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) South Central Michigan region, brings more than eight years of health care experience in a hospital setting and two years experience in local philanthropy. She began as MDA’s fundraising coordinator before being promoted to executive director, overseeing fundraising activities in 28 counties. Prior to her work with MDA, she developed multiple quality incentive tools for Michigan health care systems.     TWO PROMOTED WITH OWNERSHIP INTEREST AT THE PLANT PROFESSIONALS, INC. Kathy Valentine, President and Owner of The Plant Professionals, Inc., is pleased to announce that two key employees will share an ownership interest in The Plant Professionals, Inc., effective immediately. Amelia Sayers has been with the company eight years and began with the company as a horticultural technician, quickly rising to a leadership role and bringing an associate’s degree in business management and management experience in both fast food and retail. Al Marrero has been with the company more than three years, with a B.S. in forestry. Marrero has landscape construction and garden serices experience in Cuba, Florida and Michigan. Sayers oversees the interiorscape services staff, while Marrero leads the exterior services staff. Valentine continues to lead the design team and administrative aspects of the business, which celebrates 35 years in business in 2014. Expanding to a partnership allows the company to extend service offerings within horticulture, and continue the culture of personal and professional growth which has been vital to the organization throughout its 35 year history. The business continues to be 100 percent woman and minority-owned. RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF MID-MICHIGAN PROMOTES HURST TO DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC RELATIONS The Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan recently promoted Carolyn (Cieciwa) Hurst to serve as its new Director of Development and Public Relations. Hurst previously held the position of marketing and event coordinator and executive assistant to the executive director and has been with the House since 2012. Hurst is a Michigan State University graduate with a degree in marketing and a second major in agribusiness management. She has experience in marketing and event planning, and has been involved in several fundraising and special events with the House since 2012. In her new role at The Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan, Hurst will use her experience to oversee events, campaigns and development. Hurst is also responsible for fund development, marketing, managing print and creative materials, website content updates, tracking donations and corresponding with vendors, committee members and sponsors. Hurst will serve as a member of the leadership team at the House. For more information about the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan, visit SAVE THE DATE FOR HEALTHFEST 2014 HealthFest 2014 will be 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Saturday, March 1, at AL!VE: Your Community Well-Being Place in Charlotte. It will feature special exhibits and demonstrations from a variety of health-related organizations and specialists. HealthFest is fun, informative and family-friendly and provides a wealth of health information, screenings and resources to the community. This year’s event will focus on activities for individuals and families that: encourage physical activity, develop healthy eating habits, prevent substance abuse and tobacco use and promote mental health. There will be more than 50 exhibits and activities, including HGB physicians and dietitians on-hand for conversation and screenings. Learn more about HGB at and AL!VE at

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