Brenda Bartz, President, was born and raised in Traverse City. Her nursing career at Munson Medical Center spanned nearly 40 years. Brenda has volunteered at Dann’s House since 2014. She has heard the residents’ stories, felt their pain, and witnessed their accomplishments when housed in a safe environment.
Captain Jeff O’Brien, Vice-President, has served on the Traverse City Police force since 1991 and has been Chief of Police since 2015. Chief O’Brien is committed to finding solutions for people in the community who are experiencing homelessness and suffering from addictions.
Tim Sciba, Treasurer, now retired from a decades-long career in finance and administration for several oil and gas companies, has been a regular volunteer at Dann’s House. He has also served as a Board member and Treasurer at Unity Church of Traverse City.
Bob Bevier, Ph.D. is a former school psychologist and counselor who now practices and lives in Traverse City. In addition to being on the board of Dann’s House, he is the Outreach Chairperson at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City. CUMC’s outreach program assists in feeding and caring for the homeless and those that are food insecure. Bob is on CUMC’s Missions Committee and volunteers at Safe Harbor and Father Fred.
Jim Carruthers is the Mayor of Traverse City, having served the City on its Commission for 10 years. He has participated on numerous nonprofit boards and commissions and has worked for the Regional Land Conservancy, HIV/AIDS Wellness Networks, and Planned Parenthood. Social Justice is important to Jim and he supports people with life challenges, helping them work to overcome them.
Harry Hubbell is a co-founder of Safe Harbor Grand Traverse, a community organization that provides food and housing during the winter to people in the area who are experiencing homelessness.
Staton Lorenz, Grew up in Plymouth and the family hotel business…The Mayflower. Left to make a career in professional motorcycle race and motorcycle trade show promotion. Moved to Frankfort in 1982, Traverse City in 1984…joined Central UMC with wife, Carolyn, and serve as co-chair of Missions. Served 10 years on BOD of Family Partnership (mentoring) and 15 years on I.C.E. developing Howe Arena and Centre Ice. Have lead and participated in mission trips to; Bolivia, Joplin MO, and Cap-Haitien, Haiti the last 17 years. Play hockey twice a week and have ridden over 200,000 miles on various motorcycles with Carol to relax.