Kathy-Sue Vette
Chair of the Board

Board Member since February 2015

Term expires: March 31, 2024 

Kathy-Sue Vette is a Commissioner for Calhoun County District 1, where she serves as Vice Chair.  As part of the Commission, she serves as Chair of the Calhoun Visitor Bureau. Kathy-Sue also serves as a member of various community entities, including Southwest Michigan First, Goguac Lake Association, Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health and is a founding member of Women of Impact Battle Creek.

 Richard C. Lindsey
Vice Chair

 

Board Member since April 2016

Term expires: March 31, 2023

Committees:  Compensation / HR (Chair) 

Richard Lindsey is an attorney at the Abbott Thomson Maudlin Parker Beer & Rick, PLC law firm and practices in Calhoun and Jackson Counties.  He formerly served as Executive Director of Legal and Community Affairs at Oaklawn Hospital and Corporation Counsel for Calhoun County.  Richard serves on a number of boards and committees including the Marshall School Board, the Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance, and the Calhoun County Senior Millage Allocation Authority.  He served on the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission as an appointee of Governor Rick Snyder.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Albion College in 1991 and a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University National Law Center in 1994.

Kelli Scott
Treasurer

Board Member since February 2015

Term expires: March 31, 2023

Committees:  Finance & Audit (Chair)

Kelli Scott has served as the Administrator / Controller for Calhoun County since February 2009.  Before joining the County, her experience includes work as a licensed practicing Certified Public Accountant with an accounting firm, and as a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at two community colleges.  Kelli earned a Bachelor of Business degree in Accounting and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Terance Lunger
Secretary

Board Member since February 2016

Term expires: March 31, 2022

Committees: Corporate Compliance (Chair) 

Dr. Terance Lunger serves as the Superintendent of the Calhoun Intermediate School District (CISD).  The CISD is an Educational Service Agency having eight divisions which serve the 18 school districts in Calhoun, Branch, and Barry counties.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College, Master’s degrees in Education and Counseling from Eastern Michigan University, and a Doctorate from Eastern Michigan University.  He and his wife, Marjorie, have two daughters and reside in Marshall.

Dr Adrien L. Bennings

Board Member since October, 2021

Term expires: March 31, 2022

Committee: Human Resources

Dr. Adrien L. Bennings is President of Kellogg Community College. Dr. Bennings previously was Vice President for Finance and Administration at Clovis Community College in Clovis, New Mexico. Prior to serving as a vice president at Clovis Community College, she served in several capacities in the areas of human resources, administration, finance, instruction and small business development. Over the years, she also has served as a mentor and board member with several organizations. Dr. Bennings earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University, a Master of Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University. Dr. Bennings, a former track and field athlete at the collegiate and professional levels, currently lives in Battle Creek with her husband, Jonathan. They have two adult children.

 

Scott Frank

 

Board Member since September, 2019

Term expires:  March 31, 2022

Committees:  Finance & Audit 

Scott Frank is the Facility Director of NovaCare Rehabilitation with two offices Battle Creek.  He earned his Masters of Physical Therapy Degree in May of 2002; and Bachelors of Health Science Degree in December 2000 from Oakland University. He is married to Breeann in 2003, and they have two children, Kalvin and Lilamae.

Kathy George

Board Member since September, 2021

Term expires: March 31, 2024

Committee: Human Resources

Kathy George is the CEO of Fire Keepers Casino Hotel. Previously, she served as General Manager and Vice President of Hotel Operations for more than 5 years. Kathy began her career with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, spending 13 years in all areas of hotel operations, including seven years as a General Manager. She spent more than four years in New York with the Seneca Gaming Corporation, owned and operated by the Seneca Nation of Indians, where she served in several management roles, including General Manager for the Casino and Hotel at Seneca Niagara as well as their Buffalo Creek Casino. Kathy earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Binder Park Zoo.

Deputy Chief Troy Gilleylen

Board Member since April, 2021

Term expires: March 31, 2024

Committee: Corporate Compliance

Deputy Chief Troy Gilleylen is with the Battle Creek Police Department, where he has served for 23 years. He serves as the Patrol Deputy Chief and previously served as the Patrol Lieutenant. He has worked as a Patrol and Detective Sergeant, Community Services Supervisor, K-9 Supervisor and Bomb Unit Commander. He also served on the School Safety Task Force and reinstated the Police Explorer Program. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Siena Heights University and completed Staff and Command course and New Chief’s School at Michigan State University.

Sherii Sherban

Board Member since April, 2019

Term expires: March 31, 2022

Committee: Audit & Finance

Sherii Sherban’s occupation is in publishing with employment at WW Thayne Advertising Consultants. She earned her Bachelors of Science Degree from Michigan State University. She has chaired and participated in several community and civic board activities including Miles for Memories, Olivet College Adjunct Faculty, Michigan Dementia Coalition, Area Agency on Aging, Community Corrections, North Pointe Woods, Creating Avenues for Recovery & Support, and American Red Cross.

Dr. Tino Smith

Board Member since September, 2020

Term expires: March 31, 2024

Committee: Audit & Finance

Dr. Tino Smith, a Battle Creek native, is Senior Pastor/CEO of Kingdom Builders Worldwide. He is a life coach, author and a former Calhoun County Commissioner.  Dr. Smith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Aenon College, a Master’s degree in Theology from United College and Seminary, a Doctorate in Theology from Lighthouse College, and a Doctorate in Philosophy from Indiana Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nicole A. Smith, have two children.

Marcia Starkey

Board Member since February, 2019

Term expires: March 31, 2023

Committee: Corporate Compliance

Marcia Starkey retired from the role of Director of Resource Development at the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region in 2015. She earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree from Albion College. She has chaired and participated in several community and civic activities including Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum Board, ELT Club, Albion Philanthropic Women’s Organization, American Association of University Women, Albion Public School Athletics, and Albion Civic Foundation Board of Trustees. Marcia currently works part-time for the Albion-Homer United Way.

Dr. Frank Straub

 

Board Member since June, 2021

Term expires: March 31, 2023

Committee: Human Resources

Frank Straub, Ph.D., is the Director of the National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies. He has led in-depth studies of targeted violence events in San Bernardino, Kalamazoo, Orlando, Parkland, and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He leads the Averted School Violence project, a national database, funded by the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, which tracks, analyzes and reports on averted and completed school attacks. He has also lead a DHS funded Countering Violent Extremism project in Boston, MA and consults with several government and non-government organizations in the area of counter-extremism and counter-terrorism. Dr. Straub is a licensed therapist in Michigan. He serves as a clinician on the Calhoun County Sheriff Office’s Peer Support Team. He has authored articles and reports on school violence, crisis response, community policing and violence prevention. He speaks regularly at national and international conferences, and has participated in numerous Congressional and White House briefings.