Board of Directors
The by-laws of Northern Community Mediation stipulate that the board consists of a minimum of five and a maximum of 15 members. Each term begins on January 1 and ends three years later on December 31. A director may serve a total of two consecutive terms.
The Board of Directors for 2013 is as follows:
|Lisa Hoyt||Vice-President||Membership Director|
|John Marshall||Treasurer||Investment Advisor|
|Mary Faculak||Director||Executive Director|
|Chief Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado||Director||Tribal Court Judge|
|The Honorable Frederick Mulhauser||Director||7th Probate Judge|
|Dr. Roger Postmus||Director||Retired Physician|
|Jim Raber||Director||Friend of the Court|
|Kirk Raymond||Director||Deputy Court Clerk - Criminal|
|Pat Seagmen||Director||Manager - Physician Billing|
|Dr. Paula Welmers||Director||Counselor|
Ted Teller, President
Ted is a certified public accountant and partner in Rasmussen, Teller, O'Neil & Christman, P.C., a Petoskey CPA firm. He provides accounting and audit services to non-profit organizations and governmental agencies and also provides tax and consulting services to closely held businesses and individuals.
Ted received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Lake Superior State University and has been witht the firm since college. He has a wife and three children, is active in the Petoskey Kiwanis Club, and also serves on the Manna Food Project and Landmark Baptist Church boards.
Lisa Hoyt, Vice President
Lisa is the Membership Director for the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. Among other things, she is responsible for all networking events, including Business After Hours, Business Before Hours and Connecting Women in Business. She brought 18 years of experience in public relations, marketing and sales when she joined the Chamber staff.
Lisa is a graduate of Leadership Little Traverse. Along with NCM, she is involved with Beta Sigma Phi and is a worksite coordinator for United Way.
John Marshall, Treasurer
John is an Investment Advisor.
Joel Wurster, Secretary
Joel is an attorney who practices in the areas of real estate, banking, and municipal and business law. He also serves as counsel for several townships and a county road commission. He is a hearing panelist for the Attorney Discipline Board.
Joel received his undergraduate degree from Albion College and his law degree from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. He has taught business law classes at North Central Michigan College, and is an approved, general-civil mediator.
Mary has been the Executive Director of the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce for 20 years. She is also the owner of Mary's of Boyne in Boyne City, as well as the E.J. Shoppe in East Jordan.
Mary is the third generation living on the family farm "Lakeview Ranch" in Charlevoix.
As an active member of the community, Mary serves on the Charlevoix Area Hospital Foundation, Little Traverse Conservancy Board, and is a member of the Charlevoix County 4-H Extension Council. She has written fiction and numerous travel articles.
Chief Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado
Chief Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado presides over the Tribal Court of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa. She has worked closely with the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) to bring Michigan into compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) for the first time since the Act's passage.
Chief Judge Maldonado earned her Bacherlor of Science in Business degree with honors from the City University of New York and her law degree from the University of Michigan (U of M). Her accompllishments include Contributing Editor of the U of M Law Review, Kellog Foundation Fellow, Voelker Foundation Fellow, A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholar, Joseph Seiger Scholar, and Jane L. Mixer Award for public service.
Prior to returning home to Petoskey in 2002, Chief Judge Maldonado was selected by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to be a litigator in the Indian Resources Section of the Environmental and Natural Resources Division, only the 15th tribal citizen to enter the DOJ through the Honors Program.
David grew up in northwest Iowa, attended Iowa State University, and moved to Michigan the day he graduated. After 15 years in Grand Rapids, David moved to Charlevoix in 1998 with his wife and three sons to take the position of Presdient/CEO of Bay Winds Federal Credit Union. He currently serves on the Charlevoix County Housing Committee and the Michigan Credit Union League politial forum. He is the Norwood Township treasurer and is a past president of the Rotary Club of Charlevoix.
The Honoarable Frederick Mulhauser
Fred is the judge of the 7th Probate and Family Court in Charlevoix and Emmet counties.
Dr. Roger Postmus
Roger is a retired physician, as well as a mediator for NCM.
Jim works for Friend of the Court in Charlevoix County.
Kirk graduated from East Jordan High School. He is currently living in East Jordan with his wife and two daughters.
Kirk started working as the Animal Control Officer with the Sheriff's Department for the County of Charlevoix in 1993. In the fall of 1994, he started working inside the county jail as a Corrections Officer. Then, in January 2000, Kirk was promoted to the rank of sergeant. In the spring of 2001, he started working for the Honorable Richard May of the 90th District Court. He worked as Judge May's Civil Clerk for eight years, and then he was promoted to Criminal Clerk.
Pat lives in Emmet County and is a physician Liaison for Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. Pat and her husband Duane own DNS Residential Services, Inc. She is a graduate of Leadership Little Traverse, has served as NCM Secretary, and actively volunteers throughout the community.
Dr. Paula Welmers
Paula is a licensed, professional counselor at North Central Michigan College, where she has been employed for over 30 years. Her specialty is career testing and guidance, along with academic planning.
Paula also serve as secretary of the Board of Directors for the Crooked Tree Arts Center. She and her husband live in Petoskey and share five adult children.