Laura Heintzelman
President & CEO
(231) 723-7269

Board of Directors

The Manistee County Community Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors providing leadership around diverse community issues and initiatives.

Chip May, Chair

Executive Director, Camp Arcadia

Steve Parsons, Vice Chair

Planning Coordinator, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

Shannon Westgate, Secretary

Owner, Pleasant Valley Resort and Brand Strategist, Rightside Design

Rosalind Jaffe, Treasurer


Richard Anderson

Co Owner, Iron Fish Distillery

Steve Brower

Independent Contractor, Venture North Funding & Development

Patrick Bentley

Surveyor, Spicer Group

Leann Burger


Beth McCarthy

Owner, MacBeth & Co.

Brooke McIsaac

Director of Special Education, Manistee Intermediate School District

Geoffrey Paine

DDS, Water’s Edge Dentistry

Jim Thompson