Family Promise of Genesee County is grateful to have such a dedicated, volunteer Board of Directors. Several of the current Board members were involved in building Family Promise of Genesee County. The work to bring an affiliate to Genesee County began in 2011. Diana Snider and Susan Pollard were all founding board members and continue their commitment to the Network's growth, by continuing to serve on the Board of Directors. We are thankful to our Board members ending their terms of service including Kris Burns and Reba Walling. Both women were critical in building Family Promise of Genesee County. Reba Walling, generously, will continue her relationship with Family Promise of Genesee County as a co-coordinator for Court Street United Methodist Church, a host church.
He graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a CPA. Jim is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and serves on the Finance Council there as well as teaching religious education. His financial expertise is valuable to fulfilling our mission to assist transitionally homeless people and keep families together during a difficult time.
Anne is a retired Human Resource Professional with almost 30 years of HR and business experience. Her experience ranges from multiple private companies such as Ingersoll Rand and King Par to the public sector as a retiree of Genesee County Water and Waste to recently a retiree from the Capital Region Airport Authority in Lansing MI. She has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and is a certified Professional in Human Resource (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She has been a board member of several Human Resource and Labor Relations Professional Associations. She has a long history of community service. Currently, she is a Board of Trustee for Mott Community College. For three years she was Chairman of the Genesee Lapeer Red Cross as well as a long-serving board and committee member and a member of the American Red Cross State Blood Board. She also supported the local community as an active member of the local chapter of Quota International, an organization dedicated to empowering women, children, the deaf, and hard of hearing and speech impaired in local communities. She was also an Athena Award nominee for her work in Genesee County.
She is an attorney and president of Regent Law, PC, specializing in family law. She received her BA from Kalamazoo College and her JD from Wayne State University. She serves on several other boards at this time, including the ELCA SEMI Synod Council, Mott Park Golf Course Association and BNI- Network Connections. Her board experience, as well as legal knowledge and skill, will be an asset to the board and the families we serve.
She has been a realtor and owner in the Genesee County area for the past 26 years. She and her team pride themselves on taking care of their clients as if they were our family. She and her husband Dave have been married for 29 years. They have a 22-year-old son and a 9-year-old daughter that they adopted from Guatemala. They also have a 3-year-old French Bulldog! She is very active in various charities. She co-chairs the Hurley Foundation charity ball. She is heavily involved in the Ennis Center for Children adoption and foster care facility as well as a member of the Zonta Club. She is an active member of the Flint/Genesee County Chamber, the Grand Blanc Chamber, the Burton chamber and the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce.
She holds two associates degrees from Mott Community College; in accounting and data processing. She has owned her own Accounting/Bookkeeping business for 22 years and currently maintains the accounting books for a small family business. She also volunteers at her church food pantry; adopt a family program and senior food box program. She is a 20-year volunteer with Leader Dogs for the Blind, as well as a gerontology volunteer, leading social activities and exercise classes. She was president of her UMW circle for six years. Mrs. Snider has been a very enthusiastic and effective booster of our organization and continues to use her community contacts to help the mission grow and succeed to its fullest potential.
She is a school social worker with the Flint Community Schools. She holds a clinical license in social work, as well as certification in school social work and CPI crisis training. She has experience serving on the board of directors of the Flint Children’s Museum and the Weiss Advocacy Center. She was recognized as U of M Flint’s Social Worker of the Year in 2012, and as a licensed master social worker, she brings expertise and networking strengths to our board as well as nonprofit and management experience.
She is a lifelong Lutheran, has served on several church councils, and committees as well as having been a paid staff member of her current church. She is a part of the Family Promise mission to not only help homeless children and families but also to make a positive impact and improve the larger community in which she lives. Mrs. Traynor actively uses her people skills and networking ability to further the development of the organization.
She graduated from St. Clair County Community College with an associate degree in nursing. Her work experience includes ER, Pediatrics and Pediatric ICU. She is currently the office manager at a pediatrician’s office. Her volunteer experience is extensive. She has served in leadership roles at her church, chairing many different committees as well as implementing the nursery attendant guidelines, hiring staff and setting policy. Mrs. Vobach is also active within the local school district in a leadership role, serving with the athletic boosters and the PTOs of several schools as president and vice president at different times. Her service to the community includes work with Girl Scouts and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Her leadership experience, organizational skills and attention to detail enable her to effectively lead the Family Promise board of directors in all areas of service.
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