Biographies

 


Dr. Robert Rando

Chairman

Robert Rando portraitDr. Rando is a long-time resident of Jackson and a well-respected supporter and advocate for Jackson’s youth.  He has had a successful dental practice in Jackson since 1989, previously served as a Blackman Township supervisor, and is an operator of the Rando Activity Center, Jackson’s only multi-purpose youth activity center.

 

 


Mr. Jonathan Williams

Vice-Chairman

Jonathan Williams portraitMr. Williams is long-time resident of Jackson County, attending an area high school and graduating from Jackson College, ultimately completing the Master of Public Administration program at Western Michigan University.  He went onto a Fellowship with the Michigan Political Leadership Program at Michigan State University.  Mr. Williams served two terms on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, and currently, he teaches full time at Kellogg Community College.


Dr. David Halsey

Secretary

David Halsey portraitDr. Halsey is a local physician practicing general internal medicine and endocrinology.  He has been affiliated with Allegiance Health System since 1986.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received both his undergraduate and medical degrees.  He performed his residency work at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health Center as well as a fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Halsey is active both in his profession and in the community, and currently serves on the Allegiance Health Board of Directors, is chairman of the Jackson Health Network, and is medical director of both the Allegiance Health System Diabetes Center and the Allegiance Health System Osteoporosis Clinic.  He served the Jackson Public Schools board from 2003-12, serving as president from 2005-11, and was a Promise Zone member from 2010-12.  He has numerous other activities and recognitions.


Zoe Wilcox

Treasurer

Zoe Wilcox portraitZoe Wilcox has a distinguished career in corporate, non-profit and education leadership roles.  In addition to 23 years at Consumers Energy, she has K-12 education experience, having taught at the secondary level for 4 years.

Mrs. Wilcox is active in her church and has served several non-profits in Jackson County, including the Girl Scouts, Irish Hills Council.  She was a member of the state Board of Education’s library media advisory board.

Mrs. Wilcom holds a BS in education from Old Dominion University and a Master of Science in Education-Master Teacher in English from Youngstown State University.  She and her husband have lived in Jackson since 1976 and have two children and six grandchildren.


Steven Hogwood

Trustee

Steven Hogwood portraitSteven Hogwood is the owner and operator of eight McDonald’s restaurants in Jackson, Albion and Spring Arbor.  Prior to that, he was an executive with McDonald’s Corp.

Mr. Hogwood has been on the board of the Center for Family Health since 2004 and is also a Board member of Spring Arbor University and South Central Michigan Works.  Mr. Hogwood supports Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s focus on the total health of the individual.


Darrell Norris

Trustee

Darrell Norris serves as the Vice President of Finance at Jackson College. He has more than 12 years of experience in community college operations.  He started at Jackson College as a student and joined the Financial Aid Department in June of 2004 as a Financial Aid Clerk/Cashier.  In May 2016, Mr. Norris was appointed Vice President of Finance after serving as the Controller since 2013.

Mr. Norris earned a Certificate in Accounting from Jackson College, BA in Business Administration from Siena Heights University and his Masters of Arts in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University.  He also serves as the College’s assistant treasurer, Jackson College Foundation assistant treasurer and the President of Jackson College Dormitories.

Mr. Norris, his wife, and two children, reside in Concord, Michigan. 


Cheryl Schantz

Trustee

Cheryl Schantz portraitCheryl Schantz is a life time resident of Jackson County, attending Hanover Horton High School, Jackson Area Career Center and took classes at Jackson Community College.  She has completed the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin.

Mrs. Schantz has an extensive career in the financial services industry spanning over 35 years and is currently the Vice President of Human Resources at American 1 Credit Union.

In the community, Mrs. Schantz is very active in financial literacy, facilitating programs for a variety of local non-profit organizations and schools.  She is also very active in her church and has previously served on the board and as Board Chair for Junior Achievement.