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FSCA Board of Directors

Emily Neely, Board President

Emily joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in January 2015.  Emily is a Vice President, Retail Center Manager for Old National Bank and has worked in banking for 18 years.


Melissa Laird, Past Board President

Melissa joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in the in 2013. Melissa is a therapist at the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Cierra Sowle, Board Vice-President

Cierra joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2016. Cierra is the Chief of Administrative Services, Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, and traveling.

Jon Nowinski, Board Treasurer

Jon joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2017. Jon is a CPA and Partner in the Lally Group, PC.

Suzie Creech, Board Secretary

Suzie joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2017. Suzie is a realtor for RE/MAX in Jackson.

Steven Dunning, Member-at-Large

Steven joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2017. Steven is the Telecommunications and User Support Manager at Lifeways in Jackson.

Katie Lavery, Director

Katie joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2013.  Katie Lavery, MS, CNM is a Certified Nurse Midwife with a women’s health practice in Jackson for the last twenty years.


Katie Osman, Director  

Katie joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2018. Katie is a Branch Manager for Flagstar Bank in Jackson. She loves the outdoors and spending time with family and friends in Northern Michigan.

Sean Palmer, Director

Sean joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2018. Sean is a Credit Analyst for County National Bank in Jackson and enjoys crunching the numbers. He loves taking his niece and nephew to Cascades Ice Cream in the summers and getting them extra sprinkles.

Chad Perrine, Director

Chad joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2018. Chad is a Vice-President at Huntington Bank. He has three beautiful children who take after their mother.

Kelsey McKinnie, Director

Kelsey joined the Family Services & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2019. Kelsey is an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County and focuses on helping victims in the community. She loves spending her summers out on the family boat on Clark Lake splashing around with her son.

Shari Wallcki, Director

Shari joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2018. Shari is retired and is the Community Representative on the Board.

Kellie Horner, Director

Kellie joined the Family Service & Children’s Aid Board of Directors in 2019. Kellie is a Testing Support Administrator for Eaton Aerospace Test Facility in Jackson; she enjoys dancing, reading and spending time with family and friends.