Meet the HCCF Board of Trustees


 Brent Wehner,  Bad Axe

Brent is the Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lender at Thumb Bank & Trust, with offices in Bad Axe, Pigeon, Caseville and Bay City.

I am excited to be able to serve on the Foundation.  My grandparents, aunts and uncles and parents all grew up in Huron County and as my wife and I raise our four kids here, I hope I can be a small part of making a brighter future for our youth.  The Foundation can be so many things to so many people, and if I can in some way facilitate a better way of life, I would be honored.


Christopher Boyle, Port Austin

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Chris is the owner of Port Austin Kayak & Pak’s Backyard in Port Austin.

There are many great projects and programs in Huron County working to make our community a better place to live.  The Foundation manages funds to support these projects and programs financially.  In addition, the Foundation manages funds that provide financial assistance to students that go on to higher education.  As a father of four young children I believe it is important to do everything possible to strengthen our community and support education.  This is why it is my pleasure and honor to serve as a member of the Huron County Community Foundation.


Corinne R. Schornack, Kinde

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Corinne is the Human Resource Director for the Cooperative Elevator Co. 

I am honored to serve as a member of the HCCF Board.  I view it as a way to give back to the community where my husband and I work and raise our family.  The Foundation supports and promotes community projects as well as educational opportunities that have a positive, lasting impact on the people of Huron County.  It is essential that these efforts continue in order for our community to thrive and grow.  I look forward to being part of a team with the talent and resources to help accomplish that goal. 


Dr. Aaron Kuhl D.P.T., Sebewaing

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I joined the Foundation in January 2018.  I received my undergrad in athletic training from Saginaw Valley State University and my doctorate for Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University.  I work at Active Rehab in Bad Axe and Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. I also enjoy coaching soccer and spending time with my wife, Sam and our family.  


Michael LePage, Pigeon

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Mike LePage is President of the Thumb Region for Thumb Bank & Trust, with offices in Pigeon, Cass City, Caseville, Bay City, and Bad Axe.  Mike heads up the Retail Banking Division, and Branch Administration for the bank.  Mike also serves as Village President for the Village of Pigeon.

I am honored to serve on the Huron County Community Foundation Board of directors.  My wife and I raised our 3 boys in Huron County, and are dedicated to working on behalf of the youth of Huron County, to insure quality educational opportunities for all.  The Foundation manages funds that create scholarship and and grant opportunities to students and groups throughout the county.  The HCCF Board of Directors is a diversified group that works well together to promote the foundation, and enhance the quality of life for the residents of the communities that we serve. 


Alan McTaggart, Port Hope

Alan is recently retired from Star of The West Milling Co in Rapson and a Huron County Road Commissioner.

My wife and I, as well as our two children, were all born and educated in Huron County, so to be asked to serve on the Foundation Board is a very high honor.  The work that I see the Foundation doing is making an impact in the county, in our communities, and our youth.  I would like the opportunity to continue strengthening our communities and giving our youth as many educational opportunities as possible.     


Melissa Guza, Ruth

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Melissa is a stay at home mom and assists her husband running Martin M. Guza Construction.

Growing up in Huron County, and now raising a young family here, I’m proud to be a part of a group that works to nurture and promote this area.  Huron County is rich in beauty – of both landscape and people – and this mix makes it an outstanding area to live, work and play.  I’m pleased to support any efforts the Foundation makes to build on our county’s strong roots.


Lynette Drake, Ubly

Born and raised in Huron County, I live  in Ubly with my husband and two children. I enjoyed raising my children in Huron County and watching them engaged with everything our county has to offer. I am the President and Chairman of the Board of Gemini Group which owns and operates several manufacturing facilities in the area. I am also a board member for Northstar Bank which has multiple locations throughout the Thumb.   In addition to serving on the Community Foundation board,  I serve on the Huron County Economic Development Corporation.  As a corporate partner in the community, I see the value of giving back and I'm proud of the support our "for profit" entities give to charitable organizations in our county. 


T.J. Polega, Port Austin

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T. J. is co-owner of Thumb Heating and Cooling.

Check back soon for his bio.


DeAnna Wruble, Harbor Beach

DeAnna is the Talent and Employee Development Manager at the Gemini Group, Inc.

After moving to the west side of the state for close to 15 years, my husband and I had the opportunity to move back home to Huron County to raise our family.  I am delighted to be able to have my children experience all of the wonderful things about Huron County that my husband and I got to experience growing up.  Being approached to serve the county on this board is a honor and I am excited for the opportunity to be involved in activities that both grow and promote Huron County.


Teresa Gascho, Pigeon

Teresa is the Corporate Services System Leader at Scheurer Healthcare Network in Pigeon. 

I consider it a privilege to serve on the Huron Country Community Foundation along with other community-minded members.  Huron County is fortunate to have an active foundation that supports a wide variety of activities and provides scholarships opportunities.  I look forward to working with the foundation members as we continue to enhance the quality of life in Huron County.


Adam Chambers, Sebewaing

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Adam is a Financial Advisor at Yoder Financial Services in Bad Axe.

My wife Korey and I decided to move back to her hometown of Sebewaing in 2015 after we had our first child and have since been blessed with two more children. Huron County is a fantastic place to live, work, and raise a family and we are so happy to have made the decision to plant ourselves in this community. I am looking forward to working with the HCCF to continue to make Huron County a place that will allow other young families to thrive.

 

Committee Members

Al Nietzke - Finance Committee

Craig Osentoski - Finance Committee

Kelly Jo Osentoski - Grantmaking Committee

Kristin Ramsey - Governance Committee

Samantha Schnettler - Public Engagement Committee

Marilee Schock - Scholarship Committee

Shelly Shuart - Grantmaking Committee

Justin Straight - Governance Committee

Kelli Braun - Governance Committee

Ashley Brining - Scholarship Committee

Bob Buckley - Public Engagement Committee

Melissa Donnellon - Grantmaking Committee

Tom Kreh - Finance Committee

Yvonne Bushey - Governance Committee 

Lisa McManaman - Grantmaking Committee

Lowell McDonald - Governance Committee

 


 

Meet the HCCF Staff 

Mackenzie Price Sundblad, Harbor Beach

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Mackenzie began her tenure as Executive Director of the foundation in 2014.  She comes to the foundation after graduation from Hillsdale College.  She has been involved in community foundations since 2004, when she joined the Hillsdale Community Foundations Youth Advisory Council (YAC).  Her other experience includes serving on the Michigan Community Foundation's Youth Project and working at the Council of Michigan Foundations as the 2013 Mawby Intern.

Contact Mackenzie for questions about starting a fund, planned giving, and general information about HCCF at mackenzie@huroncounty.com.


Laura Tyll, Ubly

Laura serves as the office manager for the foundation, she has been involved with the operation since it's inception in 1997.  She continues to manage the daily operations of the foundation office. 

Contact Laura for questions about scholarships, day to day foundation activities, and grant opportunities at laura@huroncounty.com