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MASA Office Information
1001 Centennial Way, Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: (517) 327-5910
Fax: (517) 327-0779
Before joining MASA as Executive Director on March 9, 2015, Chris spent eight years as Superintendent of the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (WRESA). Prior to WRESA, Chris served as Superintendent at Calhoun ISD, Olivet Community Schools, and Dryden Community Schools. Chris actively serves on several education and community boards, and is also an instructor for the Michigan Association of School Boards, specializing in Board-Superintendent relationships. Chris is dedicated to supporting education leaders and assisting them in the vital role of serving Michigan’s 1.5 million public school students.
William C. Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director, MASA
Executive Director MAISA
William is an associate director of MASA and the Executive Director of MAISA. Prior to this, he served as a distinguished administrator at Washtenaw ISD. In 2012, he was selected as the AdvancED Excellence in Education Award Winner for generating a common vision and mission for higher expectations among students, faculty, and the education community.
Tina Kerr, Ph.D.
Deputy Executive Director, MASA
Executive Director, MIEM
Dr. Tina Kerr joined the MASA staff in September 2015 to provide support to the MASA Executive Director and leadership for MASA's professional development collaborative, the Michigan Institute for Educational Management (MIEM). A former Michigan Superintendent of the Year, Tina brings to MASA nearly a decade of experience as a superintendent and extensive expertise in school district leadership.
Associate Executive Director for Government Relations
Brad is the legislative liaison for the Association. He follows legislation related to education issues, both policy and fiscal, and conveys the position of MASA on specific bills to the legislature. Brad also serves as a resource for superintendents to ascertain how a particular piece of legislation is expected to be implemented, or how it will impact the district.
Associate Executive Director of Instruction
Director of Business
Sheryl provides business and human resources services for MASA, MAISA and the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG). Sheryl brings to the organizations a wide range of accounting experiences in K-12 education, including work at Calhoun ISD, Taylor Schools, Garden City Schools, and Brighton Schools.
Cathy Bacile Cunningham
Director of Marketing Communications
MIEM Registrar/Adm. Assistant
As part of the MASA team, Danielle is the registrar for MIEM, and administrative secretary for Tina Kerr, MIEM Deputy Director. She takes registrations for MIEM sponsored workshops and conferences that arrive by fax, mail and on-line. Call Danielle for registration information about MIEM conferences and workshops.
Diane Dick, CMP, CMS
Conference and Event Planner
Diane serves roles with both MASA and MIEM. Diane is the Event Coordinator and contact person for MASA's Fall and Mid-Winter Conference. Diane’s duties with MIEM also include event planning and on-site support.
Technology and Design Coordinator
Phil is responsible for managing the technology initiatives, including web sites, for MASA, MAISA, and Michigan ASCD. He handles the layout and production of newsletters as well as the design for other printed and digital material. He is the technical administrator for digital communications, including all listservs and social networking tools.
Meagan assists all MASA staff and supports MASA programs, such as the Courageous Journey, Success Start, and School ADvance.
Carly has been a part of the MASA team since July 2014 as a MIEM registrar and meeting planner for the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant. As of October 2015 she is now the new Administrative Assistant and front desk receptionist for MASA. She will also be assisting as the meeting planner for MASA Executive Board Meetings and the Board of Directors meetings for MAISA. With a Hospitality Business degree from Michigan State University, she brings a positive personable attitude to everyone who walks into the office.
Mitch is responsible for managing the various communication channels for MASA, finding ways to tell the stories of Michigan public education through video, social media and print. He also is the primary contact for School ADvance program information and scheduling.
Data, Sponsor and Accounts Coordinator
Sue is responsible for billing and invoicing for MASA, MAISA, and MSPRA memberships. She is integral in maintaining current member data in our system and can be contacted regarding updates to contact, billing, or other information. Sue handles the conference registrations for MASA and MSPRA. She also processes all incoming checks for MASA and MSPRA.
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