Our Team

Executive Director Keith Moore

Keith Moore has lived and worked in Northern Michigan for the past 40 years.  He moved to Otsego County in 2013 and joined the Otsego County United Way in January of 2014.  He has been involved in community service for all of those years and has served in leadership positions with Rotary, Kiwanis, School Boards, and numerous non-profit organizations. Previously a community bank president, his strong financial background has allowed him to be an effective advocate for the under-served and minority communities in Northern Michigan. He once served as a business development officer for a Native American tribe and has obtained minority and other government designations for small business throughout Northern Michigan. He maintains a strong personal belief that Uniting Resources to Build Community develops a vision that Otsego County can be a community for everyone.

Laurie Andrews, Director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Coordinator of the Otsego Human Services Network

Laurie Andrews has lived in Otsego County since 1999.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Ferris State University and has a history of working with various populations, including case management for the developmentally disabled, as a family specialist identifying needs and solutions for at-risk families, and as a parent aide for different county organizations supervising visitations.  In the past, Laurie has coordinated the Otsego Housing and Homeless Coalition, and is currently the Community Collaborative coordinator since 2009.  Laurie is the Director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Otsego County, placing a volunteer base of 350 volunteers within a multitude of community volunteer stations.  Laurie coordinates the American Cancer Society “Road to Recovery” van program and works with Otsego County Commission on Aging to pair patients with volunteer drivers to provide transportation to medical appointments throughout the state.

Heather Williams, Director of First Call for Help

Heather Williams joined our team in March, 2016, as the Coordinator of First Call for Help. Formerly, she volunteered here as an assistant to Keith Moore when he was the director of the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program, and she also worked the building’s front desk. In addition that, she’s been a Hospice volunteer, working with patients and their families. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Baker College in Flint, MI. She is active in her church, in the local addictions recovery community, and she aspires to earn a Master’s degree in social work with an emphasis on addictions treatment.

Kathy Arndt, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

Kathy Arndt has lived and worked in Otsego County for her entire life. She has occupied several roles related to non-profit organizations. As a Catholic Human Services Administrator (12 years), she oversaw substance abuse, corrections, family, and open-adoption programming. She sought to end homelessness in Otsego County by chairing the Otsego and Cheboygan Counties Continuum of Care and heading up the Friendship Shelter until she transitioned to NEMCSA werving homeless families in eleven counties in Northern Michigan. Her most recent endeavor was managing Patriot Place, transitional homeless community for veterans. Here at Otsego County United Way, Kathy came aboard in October, 2016 as our Volunteer Coordinator for our Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

John Bratten, Special Projects Coordinator

John is a participant in the Experience Works job training program, which places low-income older adults with non-profit organizations to gain new job skills. He asked for the opportunity to be stationed with us in order to gain new experience as manager of our online presence and print media. He has degrees in Social Work and Gerontology. He arrived in Gaylord in 2011 to live at Patriot Place, a transitional housing program for homeless veterans. Thanks to Patriot Place, Experience Works, and the United Way, he is overcoming former struggles and is, as he says, "finally gaining traction" and doing work that thrills him.

BACK

How May We Help?

Our offices are open and phone lines answered

weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

116 E. 5th Street

Gaylord, MI 49735

 

(989) 732-8929

© 2016 Otsego County United Way.

All Rights Reserved.

Heather Williams joined our team in March, 2016, as the Coordinator of First Call for Help. Formerly, she volunteered here as an assistant to Keith Moore when he was the director of the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program, and she also worked the building’s front desk. In addition that, she’s been a Hospice volunteer, working with patients and their families. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Baker College in Flint, MI. She is active in her church, in the local addictions recovery community, and she aspires to earn a Master’s degree in social work with an emphasis on addictions treatment.

How May We Help?

Our offices are open and phone lines answered weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

116 E. 5th Street

Gaylord, MI 49735

(989) 732-8929

© 2016 Otsego County United Way.

All Rights Reserved.

Our Team

Executive Director Keith Moore

Keith Moore has lived and worked in Northern Michigan for the past 40 years.  He moved to Otsego County in 2013 and joined the Otsego County United Way in January of 2014.  He has been involved in community service for all of those years and has served in leadership positions with Rotary, Kiwanis, School Boards, and numerous non-profit organizations. Previously a community bank president, his strong financial background has allowed him to be an effective advocate for the under-served and minority communities in Northern Michigan. He once served as a business development officer for a Native American tribe and has obtained minority and other government designations for small business throughout Northern Michigan. He maintains a strong personal belief that Uniting Resources to Build Community develops a vision that Otsego County can be a community for everyone.

Laurie Andrews, Director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Coordinator of the Otsego Human Services Network

Laurie Andrews has lived in Otsego County since 1999.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Ferris State University and has a history of working with various populations, including case management for the developmentally disabled, as a family specialist identifying needs and solutions for at-risk families, and as a parent aide for different county organizations supervising visitations.  In the past, Laurie has coordinated the Otsego Housing and Homeless Coalition, and is currently the Community Collaborative coordinator since 2009.  Laurie is the Director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Otsego County, placing a volunteer base of 350 volunteers within a multitude of community volunteer stations.  Laurie coordinates the American Cancer Society “Road to Recovery” van program and works with Otsego County Commission on Aging to pair patients with volunteer drivers to provide transportation to medical appointments throughout the state.

Heather Williams, Director of First Call for Help

Heather Williams joined our team in March, 2016, as the Coordinator of First Call for Help. Formerly, she volunteered here as an assistant to Keith Moore when he was the director of the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program, and she also worked the building’s front desk. In addition that, she’s been a Hospice volunteer, working with patients and their families. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Baker College in Flint, MI. She is active in her church, in the local addictions recovery community, and she aspires to earn a Master’s degree in social work with an emphasis on addictions treatment.

Kathy Arndt, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

Kathy Arndt has lived and worked in Otsego County for her entire life. She has occupied several roles related to non-profit organizations. As a Catholic Human Services Administrator (12 years), she oversaw substance abuse, corrections, family, and open-adoption programming. She sought to end homelessness in Otsego County by chairing the Otsego and Cheboygan Counties Continuum of Care and heading up the Friendship Shelter until she transitioned to NEMCSA werving homeless families in eleven counties in Northern Michigan. Her most recent endeavor was managing Patriot Place, transitional homeless community for veterans. Here at Otsego County United Way, Kathy came aboard in October, 2016 as our Volunteer Coordinator for our Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

John Bratten, Special Projects Coordinator

John is a participant in the Experience Works job training program, which places low-income older adults with non-profit organizations to gain new job skills. He asked for the opportunity to be stationed with us in order to gain new experience as manager of our online presence and print media. He has degrees in Social Work and Gerontology. He arrived in Gaylord in 2011 to live at Patriot Place, a transitional housing program for homeless veterans. Thanks to Patriot Place, Experience Works, and the United Way, he is overcoming former struggles and is, as he says, "finally gaining traction" and doing work that thrills him.

BACK

How May We Help?

Our offices are open and phone lines answered weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

116 E. 5th Street

Gaylord, MI 49735

(989) 732-8929

© 2016 Otsego County United Way.

All Rights Reserved.

Our Team

Executive Director Keith Moore

Keith Moore has lived and worked in Northern Michigan for the past 40 years.  He moved to Otsego County in 2013 and joined the Otsego County United Way in January of 2014.  He has been involved in community service for all of those years and has served in leadership positions with Rotary, Kiwanis, School Boards, and numerous non-profit organizations. Previously a community bank president, his strong financial background has allowed him to be an effective advocate for the under-served and minority communities in Northern Michigan. He once served as a business development officer for a Native American tribe and has obtained minority and other government designations for small business throughout Northern Michigan. He maintains a strong v belief that Uniting Resources to Build Community develops a vision that Otsego County can be a community for everyone.

Laurie Andrews, Director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Coordinator of the Otsego Human Services Network

Laurie Andrews has lived in Otsego County since 1999.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Ferris State University and has a history of working with various populations, including case management for the developmentally disabled, as a family specialist identifying needs and solutions for at-risk families, and as a parent aide for different county organizations supervising visitations.  In the past, Laurie has coordinated the Otsego Housing and Homeless Coalition, and is currently the Community Collaborative coordinator since 2009.  Laurie is the Director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Otsego County, placing a volunteer base of 350 volunteers within a multitude of community volunteer stations.  Laurie coordinates the American Cancer Society “Road to Recovery” van program and works with Otsego County Commission on Aging to pair patients with volunteer drivers to provide transportation to medical appointments throughout the state.

Heather Williams, Director of First Call for Help

Heather Williams joined our team in March, 2016, as the Coordinator of First Call for Help. Formerly, she volunteered here as an assistant to Keith Moore when he was the director of the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program, and she also worked the building’s front desk. In addition that, she’s been a Hospice volunteer, working with patients and their families. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Baker College in Flint, MI. She is active in her church, in the local addictions recovery community, and she aspires to earn a Master’s degree in social work with an emphasis on addictions treatment.

Kathy Arndt, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

Kathy Arndt has lived and worked in Otsego County for her entire life. She has occupied several roles related to non-profit organizations. As a Catholic Human Services Administrator (12 years), she oversaw substance abuse, corrections, family, and open-adoption programming. She sought to end homelessness in Otsego County by chairing the Otsego and Cheboygan Counties Continuum of Care and heading up the Friendship Shelter until she transitioned to NEMCSA werving homeless families in eleven counties in Northern Michigan. Her most recent endeavor was managing Patriot Place, transitional homeless community for veterans. Here at Otsego County United Way, Kathy came aboard in October, 2016 as our Volunteer Coordinator for our Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

John Bratten, Special Projects Coordinator

John is a participant in the Experience Works job training program, which places low-income older adults with non-profit organizations to gain new job skills. He asked for the opportunity to be stationed with us in order to gain new experience as manager of our online presence and print media. He has degrees in Social Work and Gerontology. He arrived in Gaylord in 2011 to live at Patriot Place, a transitional housing program for homeless veterans. Thanks to Patriot Place, Experience Works, and the United Way, he is overcoming former struggles and is, as he says, "finally gaining traction" and doing work that thrills him.

BACK

How May We Help?

Our offices are open and phone lines answered weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

116 E. 5th Street

Gaylord, MI 49735

(989) 732-8929

© 2016 Otsego County United Way.

All Rights Reserved.

Our Team

Executive Director Keith Moore

Keith Moore has lived and worked in Northern Michigan for the past 40 years.  He moved to Otsego County in 2013 and joined the Otsego County United Way in January of 2014.  He has been involved in community service for all of those years and has served in leadership positions with Rotary, Kiwanis, School Boards, and numerous non-profit organizations. Previously a community bank president, his strong financial background has allowed him to be an effective advocate for the under-served and minority communities in Northern Michigan. He once served as a business development officer for a Native American tribe and has obtained minority and other government designations for small business throughout Northern Michigan. He maintains a strong personal belief that Uniting Resources to Build Community develops a vision that Otsego County can be a community for everyone.

Laurie Andrews, Director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Coordinator of the Otsego Human Services Network

Laurie Andrews has lived in Otsego County since 1999.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Ferris State University and has a history of working with various populations, including case management for the developmentally disabled, as a family specialist identifying needs and solutions for at-risk families, and as a parent aide for different county organizations supervising visitations.  In the past, Laurie has coordinated the Otsego Housing and Homeless Coalition, and is currently the Community Collaborative coordinator since 2009.  Laurie is the Director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Otsego County, placing a volunteer base of 350 volunteers within a multitude of community volunteer stations.  Laurie coordinates the American Cancer Society “Road to Recovery” van program and works with Otsego County Commission on Aging to pair patients with volunteer drivers to provide transportation to medical appointments throughout the state.

Heather Williams, Director of First Call for Help

Heather Williams joined our team in March, 2016, as the Coordinator of First Call for Help. Formerly, she volunteered here as an assistant to Keith Moore when he was the director of the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program, and she also worked the building’s front desk. In addition that, she’s been a Hospice volunteer, working with patients and their families. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Baker College in Flint, MI. She is active in her church, in the local addictions recovery community, and she aspires to earn a Master’s degree in social work with an emphasis on addictions treatment.

Kathy Arndt, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

Kathy Arndt has lived and worked in Otsego County for her entire life. She has occupied several roles related to non-profit organizations. As a Catholic Human Services Administrator (12 years), she oversaw substance abuse, corrections, family, and open-adoption programming. She sought to end homelessness in Otsego County by chairing the Otsego and Cheboygan Counties Continuum of Care and heading up the Friendship Shelter until she transitioned to NEMCSA werving homeless families in eleven counties in Northern Michigan. Her most recent endeavor was managing Patriot Place, transitional homeless community for veterans. Here at Otsego County United Way, Kathy came aboard in October, 2016 as our Volunteer Coordinator for our Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

John Bratten, Special Projects Coordinator

John is a participant in the Experience Works job training program, which places low-income older adults with non-profit organizations to gain new job skills. He asked for the opportunity to be stationed with us in order to gain new experience as manager of our online presence and print media. He has degrees in Social Work and Gerontology. He arrived in Gaylord in 2011 to live at Patriot Place, a transitional housing program for homeless veterans. Thanks to Patriot Place, Experience Works, and the United Way, he is overcoming former struggles and is, as he says, "finally gaining traction" and doing work that thrills him.

BACK

How May We Help?

Our offices are open and phone lines answered weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

116 E. 5th Street

Gaylord, MI 49735

(989) 732-8929

© 2016 Otsego County United Way.

All Rights Reserved.