Board & Staff

Volunteer Kalamazoo gratefully acknowledges the service and leadership of its Board of Directors (Board) and Officers. Board members transact all business of the organization, report its activities at an Annual Meeting, and make other reports to the community as needed. The Board is composed of no more than 18 and no fewer than 12 persons who are elected to serve a three-year term. In keeping with our Diversity Statement, efforts are made to ensure broad community representation among those serving on the Board. Applications to serve in this capacity are open to the public. If you are interested in serving as a member of the Board please contact the Volunteer Kalamazoo’s Executive Director by calling 269.382.8350 or send us an email.

Board of Directors & Executive Committee

Name & Employer

President | Mary Appelgren, Stryker CMF
Vice President | Terry Morrow, Bronson Health Foundation
Secretary | Mickey Ciokajlo, Kalamazoo Gazette
Treasurer | Ryan T. Cook, CPA, Brink, Key and Chludzinski
Past President | Jennifer Nemecek, J.P. Morgan Chase

Board Members

Name & Employer

Bob Cinabro, Kalamazoo City Commissioner
Sonya Hollins, Community Voices
Jules Isenberg-Wedel, Residential Opportunities, Inc.
Erin Kelly, Fifth Third Bank
Brent Kerstetter, Sanford Financial Services
Jason Nancarrow, Greenleaf Hospitality
Jennifer Nemecek, J.P. Morgan Chase
Logan Sommerfeld, Youth Representative
Doug Thompson, Community Representative
Kelley Watson, Nulty Insurance
Bianca Woodby, Bronson Healthcare Group
Nick Zafer, TeamLogic IT


Executive Director: Carrie Vanderbush
Phone: 269.382.8350 x 202 email

Operations Director: Libby Ziemelis, CNP
Billing, Volunteer Job Postings, Volunteer Management, Event Registration, Web Development, Volunteer Guidebook
Phone:269.382.8350 x 200 email

Program Director: Grace Biskie
Training, Youth Programs, Day of Caring, Volunteer Job Postings, Corporate Outreach, Communications, Social Media
Phone: 269.382.8350 x 205 email

AmeriCorps*VISTA: Matthew Vargo
Phone: 269.382.8350 x 204 email

Volunteering at Girls on the Run. From left to right: Katie Keel, Chris Sizemore (former staff), Amanda Reel (former staff), Libby Ziemelis, Matt Lechel (former staff), Ann MacCreery (former staff)