Leadership & Board

LifeWays Board of Directors

The LifeWays Board of Directors is comprised of county commissioners, primary and secondary consumers, those employed in human services occupations, and community members from Jackson and Hillsdale Counties. Board Members are appointed by the respective Board of County Commissioners to their positions and serve on the Board in three-year terms. Our Board appreciates input from Jackson and Hillsdale County residents regarding their opinions on mental health subjects and how LifeWays is performing in our communities. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts, an opportunity for public comment is available at all Board of Directors meetings, which are held monthly and alternate between Jackson and Hillsdale Counties. The dates and locations of all Board of Director Meetings can be found on our Event Calendar. For more information on the LifeWays Board of Directors or submitting public comment, please contact Karen Cascaddan at 517.789.1208.

  • Alan Ringenberg, Chairman
  • Melissa Callison, Vice-Chair
  • Jeffrey Peterson, Treasurer
  • John Burtka, Secretary
  • Bradley Bohner
  • Bruce Caswell
  • Clifford Herl
  • Tony Lewis
  • Denise Morgan
  • Carl Rice, Jr.
  • Jim Shotwell, Sr.
  • Edward Woods

Board Meetings

February 13:        Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

February 14:        Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

February 15:        Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

February 22:        LifeWays Board Work Session on KPIs (5:30 PM, Board Room – Jackson)

February 22:        LifeWays Board Meeting (7:00 PM, Board Room – Jackson)

March   2:            Board Executive Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

March   6:            Jackson – Affairs/Agencies Committee (8:00 AM, Jackson County Bldg)

March   6:            Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

March   7:            Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

March   8:            Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

March 15:            LifeWays Board Meeting (7:00 PM, Board Room – Jackson)

March 21:            Jackson Board of Commissioners Meeting (7:00 PM, Jackson Cnty Bldg)

March 23:            Recipient Rights Advisory Council (3:30 PM, LW Birch Room)

April 3-5:              National Council Conference (Washington State Convention Center,
                              Seattle, WA)

April 10:               Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

April 11:               Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

April 12:               Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Rm)

April 13:               Board Corporate Compliance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Comm Room)

April 19:               LifeWays Board Meeting (7:00 PM, Board Room – Hillsdale)

May   4:                Board Executive Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

May   8:                Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

May   9:                Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

May 10:                Walk-A-Mile In My Shoes Mental Health Rally – State Capitol Grounds

May 10:                Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

May 17:                LifeWays Board Meeting (7:00 PM, Board Room – Jackson)

May 25:                Recipient Rights Advisory Council (3:30 PM, LW Birch Room)

June   1:               Board Executive Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

June   7:               Board Corporate Compliance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Comm Room)

June 12:               Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

June 13:               Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

June 14:               Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

June 21:               Board Work Session – Board Evaluation (5:45 PM, Board Room –                                                   Jackson)

June 21:               LifeWays Board Meeting (7:00 PM, Board Room – Jackson)

July   6:                 Board Executive Committee Meeting (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

July 10:                 Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

July 11:                 Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

July 12:                 Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

July 19:                 LifeWays Board Meeting (7:00 PM, Board Room – Hillsdale)

July 20:                 Recipient Rights Advisory Council (3:30 PM, Board Committee Room)

August 2:              Board Corporate Compliance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Comm Room)

August 3:              Board Executive Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

August 7:              Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

August 8:              Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

August 9:              Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

August 16:            LifeWays Board Meeting (7:00 PM, Board Room – Jackson)

September 7:       Executive Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

September 11:     Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

September 12:     Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

September 13:     Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

September 20:     Public Hearing – Budget and LifeWays Board Meeting
                               (6:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Board Room – Jackson)

September 28:     Recipient Rights Advisory Council (3:30 PM, Board Committee Room)

October 2-3:         Capitol Hill Day (Washington, DC)

October 4:            Board Corporate Compliance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Comm Room)

October 5:            Board Executive Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

October 9:            Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

October 10:          Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

October 11:          Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

October 18:          LifeWays Board Meeting (7:00 PM, Board Room – Hillsdale)

November 2:        Board Executive Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

November 6:        Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

November 7:        Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

November 8:        Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

November 15:      LifeWays Board Meeting (7:00 PM, Board Room – Jackson)

December 6:        Board Corporate Compliance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Comm Room)

December 7:        Board Executive Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

December 11:      Facilities Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

December 12:      Program & Finance Committee (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

December 13:      Quality Improvement & Credentialing (4:00 PM, Board Committee Room)

December 20:      LifeWays Board Meeting (7:00 PM, Board Room – Jackson)

December 28:      Recipient Rights Advisory Council (3:30 PM, Board Committee Room)

Board Minutes

(minutes are not posted until approved by the Board)

For Board of Director Meeting minutes from previous years, please contact Karen Cascaddan at 517.789.1208.