Betsy Bernard

Chair (Independent, Voting)

Public Company Board Director & Retired President, AT&T

Michael Moody

Vice-Chair (Independent, Voting)

Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University

Stacey Slater Sacks

Secretary (Independent, Voting)

Founder and President, Pro Bono Strategies

Linda Henry

Treasurer (Independent, Voting)

Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Joshua Barer

(Independent, Voting)

Managing Director, Hibiscus BioVentures

Kevin Barrett

(Independent, Voting)

Partner, Freeflow Ventures

Sarah Bird

(Independent, Voting)

Former Principal and Managing Consultant, Hewitt Associates

Alex English

(Independent, Voting)

Retired Professional Basketball Player & Assistant Coach, National Basketball Association

John Ferrie

(Independent, Voting)

Director of Legal, YouTube

Tim Gamory

(Independent, Voting)

Chief Executive Officer, Elevate Digital LLC

Robert J. Hugin

(Independent, Voting)

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Celgene Corporation

Christopher King

(Independent, Voting)

Assurance Partner, PWC

Mary Muliett


President and CEO, Battle Creek Community Foundation

Mary Muliett

President and CEO, Battle Creek Community Foundation

With a passion for giving “voice & choice” to individuals who face oppressive, vulnerable and disadvantaged situations, Mary Muliett is the President and CEO at Battle Creek Community Foundation.

“My passion is to see individuals reach their highest potential,” says Mary. “All of us deserve that shake at life – meeting your highest potential, and treating each person we meet with dignity and respect.”

Her desire to work toward equitable opportunity and dignity promotion for all individuals began when Mary was a child, watching her mother excel in special education administration. Mary’s work has been in foster care and licensing, family preservation, juvenile justice, intensive homebased therapy, chronic-trauma & sexual assault services, affordable housing, women re-entry programming, family shelter services, food programing, therapeutic riding, and home care (both and skilled and non-skilled). Mary has supported and advocated for children their families and individuals in the community with developmental, intellectual and emotional disabilities, as well as those living in poverty.

Mary’s career trajectory has been driven by passion and strategic focus, development of up-and-coming leaders for the non-profit sector is a passion for Mary, while implementing new programs and growing existing services - streamlining programs to support sustainability for long-term success. Mary focuses on setting strategic goals and implementing solid program structures and systems for lasting impact.

Mary brings an entrepreneurial approach to her work with children, families and individuals across the state of Michigan. She has implemented innovative offerings in family preservation, worked with individuals with disabilities to consider new models of programming, partnered with experts to implement services that meet community needs in many areas, and overall has focused on a person centered approach across a continuum of care, in multiple health & human service settings. She is known for advocating, partnering, and collaborating with like-minded service organizations statewide, to create maximum impact and reach.

Raised in metro Detroit and currently a Battle Creek resident, Mary has more than 27 years of experience in health and human services.

Mary earned a B.A. in Art Education and a Master of Social Work from Western Michigan University, with full clinical licensure in the state of Michigan.

“If we are not constantly trying to improve the work we do, we are not being ethical in this work, because this work is with people, and affects people’s lives,” Mary says.

Andrew Pierce


Partner, Bain & Company

Cheryl Schuch


CEO, Family Promise

Stephen Wallace

(Independent, Voting)

Partner, Nixon Peabody

Rev. Vernon Williams

(Independent, Voting)

Assistant to the Pastor, Fountain Baptist Church; President, Summit Interfaith Council

Lori Winkler

(Independent, Voting)

Chief Human Resources Officer, Zimmer Biomet


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Thomas Berry
Richard J. Boyle
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Cary R. Hardy
Karen Olson
Robert W. Parsons, Jr.

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Donald J. Weida
Janet Whitman
Janet Williams

Martin Wise