The United Way Team

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 Science from Ferris State University and has worked 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-level organizations supervising visitations. In the past, Laurie has coordinated the Otsego Housing and Homeless Coalition and has, since 2009, coordinated the Community Collaborative. Laurie is the Director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Otsego County, placing a volunteer base of 350 older adult volunteers with local 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.

Jenni Caverson, Community Development

Jenni is a paralegal and office manager in Gaylord, MI where she has worked since 2005. She also owns Executive Office Services in Gaylord, specializing in office staffing, bookkeeping, process serving and more. She also puts together numerous events in the community and co-founded Alpenfrost. Jenni is an avid community volunteer and served on the Board of Directors of the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce for six years. In addition, Jenni is the coordinator for the Northeast Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (NEMCAH). Jenni and her husband moved to gaylord in 1997 and have three children together.

Karen Linker, RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

Pam Beasinger, Employee Emeritus