Building on the impact and contributions of all who’ve gone before us, we’ve curated a team of individuals with specific skill sets and connections that bring diverse expertise to our campaign. While we are all closely connected, the value add is in the ways we interact to serve the campaign.
This team is ever changing; we’re offering a snapshot of the team as it exists today, and will update this information as changes occur.
Executive Director, Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center
Sue is the executive director of the northern Michigan Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center. With a BA in psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and an MA in art therapy from the University of Illinois, Sue’s professional career includes clinical work with children and teens at the University of Chicago, graduate-level instruction with students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and certification as a Montessori teacher and yoga instructor. She is currently a teacher in training with Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute as well as a Michigan ACE Initiative trainer.
Under Sue’s leadership, the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center has expanded from serving children and families in one (1) county to six (6) in the Grand Traverse region, has earned national accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance for standards consistent with best practices among child advocacy centers, and has expanding prevention programming with initiatives such as “Team Zero”.
Technology Executive (Retired) and Child Advocate
With over 30 years of management and marketing experience, Ginger is a retired technology executive and small business consultant. She has served as interim director for a child advocacy center in Indiana where she became a trained child forensic interviewer and joined the faculty of ChildFirst™ training for Indiana. A passionate child advocate, Ginger has worked to raise awareness of child abuse issues via blogging and by hosting the “BeAKidsHero” podcast. She also authored a foreword for the book, “Helping Vulnerable Children and Adolescents to Stay Safe: Creative Ideas and Activities for Building Protective Behaviours” written by Katie Wrench in the United Kingdom. A graduate of Butler University, Ginger has served on numerous boards and standing committees, including the boards of three child advocacy centers, as well as local chapters of the American Red Cross and United Way.
Consultant, Office of the Provost, Michigan State University
Reggie has been working on issues of social change and intercultural understanding in non-profit institutions and universities throughout her career. She started her work at AFS Intercultural Programs and the Audubon Society in New York City. She was the Assistant Director and Lecturer at the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Michigan and one of the founding Student Success Directors in the Neighborhoods at Michigan State University. She is currently collaborating with the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center in their work to build public will to make child sexual abuse rare and non-recurring. She holds a Master’s degree in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and an MSW in community social work from the University of Michigan.
Director of Assessment, Hub for Innovation in Learning & Technology at Michigan State University
Bill is the Head of Assessment and Experiential Learning at MSU’s Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology. Dr. Heinrich’s portfolio includes on-campus, regional, and international capacity development, focused on assessment skills and mindsets, program evaluation, experiential design, teaching, and learning, human centered design, and student learning. Bill’s research looks at organizational assessment practice and policy and planning for and assessing experiential learning in classrooms, field experiences, education abroad, and adventure education. Bill’s monitoring and evaluation work supports various university programs and a National Science Foundation grant. Bill previously worked at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he administered college student programs. Bill Holds a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education and a Master of Arts degree in Student Affairs Administration-both from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University.
Founding Partner, Connect_CX
Mark is an experience and systems designer, working in human-centered graphic design for over 30 years. He helps organizations and individuals visualize, then meaningfully impact the systems within which they function.
Mark is a design resource to an array of non-profit and for-profit clients. As a Systems Practice consultant, he leads teams on a process of discovery to visualize the “wicked problem,” creating the context for the conversation. As a team, each group identifies potential points of leverage to improve the health of the system as defined. Mark has partnered with experts in youth homelessness, low income/workforce housing, Great Lakes biosecurity, farm to school, safe routes to school, waste systems and community advocacy initiatives. More at connect-cx.com/wicked-problems