Greater Midland Expands Leadership: Looks to the Future

Greater Midland has named Kevin Heye and Terrah Johnson to key leadership roles within the organization.  Heye, who has previously served as the Executive Director of the Community Center will assume the role of Vice President of Operations and Johnson will take on the role of Executive Director of the Family Centers.  In these new roles, each will work across the organization to advance Greater Midland’s goals of strengthening children, families and residents of Midland County and expanding access to high quality wellness programs.

“We are excited about the future direction of the Greater Midland network and I am confident that we have the right leadership team in place to lead us.  Both Kevin and Terrah exemplify a deep commitment to the community that is at the core of our work,” said Greater Midland President/CEO Kristen McDonald.  “They each have track records of leading programs and initiatives that benefit large populations of kids.”

KEVIN HEYE VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Heye will continue to lead the Community Center and Curling Center as the Executive Director.  Where he has been the Executive Director since August, 2007. He has a degree in Business Management from Northern Illinois University with an emphasis in Human Resources. Heye started his career in the non-profit sector as a volunteer at his local YMCA and worked his way through the Chicago YMCA system as a leader prior to coming to Midland. Heye is also an active community volunteer at many local civic organizations.

“I am truly blessed to have the privilege to work for Greater Midland. It is very rewarding to know that every day we are positively impacting the lives of the people that we serve. The icing on the cake for me, is that Midland is an amazing place to raise my family,” said Kevin Heye.

TERRAH JOHNSON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NORTH FAMILY CENTER COLEMAN FAMILY CENTER

Johnson was recently named Executive Director of the Greater Midland North Family Center and Greater Midland Coleman Family Center and has been with the Greater Midland organization since 2011.  Her extensive background in family services allows her and the staff to serve families in our community with a high degree of excellence and focus on the needs of children.  Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University.  She is an active member of Midland Noon Exchange Club and sits on the board of the Midland County Emergency Food Pantry. 

“The family centers allow us to connect uniquely with the families in rural Midland County. Our goal for the centers is to stabilize families and grow healthy children. In order to achieve this, we are focusing on making sure children are developmentally ready for kindergarten, teens are college bound and seniors feel less isolated,” said Executive Director of the family centers Terrah Johnson. “These goals would not be achievable without our dedicated staff and collaboration with other local agencies and partnerships.”

MIKE SCHAFER WELLNESS DIRECTOR

Additional leadership changes include the appointment of Mike Schafer as Wellness Director. Schafer will be charged with expanding our quality fitness programming across the Community Center and North-End Fitness Center and continuing our partnerships with regional physicians in order to pair patients in need of lifestyle changes with wellness advocates and personal training. The means of pulling our fitness programs and physician partnerships together under a common vision will create a tremendous impact for the community at large. Schafer has a broad background where over the course of his career he spent ten years with Michigan’s Department of Mental Health working with developmentally challenged adults. He also worked for twenty-seven years with the Dow Corning Corporation as an Information Systems Professional. After retiring from Dow Corning, Mike turned his passion for wellness into another career path and becoming a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified TRX Instructor. In 2015, he became the Wellness Manager at the Greater Midland Community Center. Mike is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Management Information Systems.