Michigan Association of School Administrators

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MASA Staff Directory

MASA Office Information

1001 Centennial Way, Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 327-5910
Fax: (517) 327-0779 


MASA Leadership

Chris Wigent

Chris Wigent
Executive Director

(517) 327-9262

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.


Tina Kerr, Ph.D.
Deputy Executive Director, MASA

Executive Director, MIEM

(517) 327-9267

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.

William Miller

William C. Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director, MASA
Executive Director, MAISA 

(517) 327-5910

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.

Cindy Ruble

Cindy Ruble
Associate Executive Director of Instruction

(517) 327-9268

Peter Spadefore

Peter Spadafore

Associate Executive Director for Government Relations

(517) 327-9265

Peter represents the interests of MASA and its members at the Michigan Capitol. He comes to MASA from Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities was vice president. His previous experience includes serving as the legislative director for Lansing lobbying firm Acuitas, assistant director of government relations for the Michigan Association of School Boards, and associate director of the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association. He also has served on the Lansing School Board since 2011.

Cathy Bacile Cunningham

Cathy Bacile Cunningham

Director of Communications & Marketing

(517) 327-9251

Cathy spearheads all communications and marketing for MASA, and offers communications support to MASA members. Cathy brings to MASA a rich background of journalism, issue-oriented public relations, and political and campaign experience. She started her career in newspapers, then moved on to work for the Michigan House of Representatives. She also worked for one of the top public relations firms in Lansing, focusing on issues including education and clean energy.

Sheryl Quinn

Sheryl Quinn
Director of Business

(517) 327-9264

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.



MASA Staff

Danielle Bach

Danielle Bach
MIEM Registrar/Adm. Assistant

(517) 327-2589

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

Diane Dick, CMP, CMS
Conference and Event Planner

(517) 327-9261

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.

Phil Marrah

Phil Marrah
Technology and Design Coordinator

(517) 327-9259

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.

Margaret Helmer

Margaret Helmer
Executive Assistant

(517) 327-9258

Margaret is the executive assistant for both Mr. Chris Wigent, MASA, and Dr. William Miller, MAISA. She handles their calendars, special projects, events, and some travel arrangements. She assists both MASA and MAISA staff. Margaret receives and handles inquiries, manages logistics, materials and communications of appointments/meetings/events, and acts as a secretary in meetings. 

Meagan Mosher

Meagan Mosher
Program Assistant

(517) 816-4521

Meagan assists all MASA staff and supports MASA programs, such as the Courageous Journey, Success Start, and School ADvance.


Mitch Smith

Mitch Smith
Communications Specialist

(517) 327-9244

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.

Sue White

Sue White
Data, Sponsor and Accounts Coordinator

(517) 327-5932

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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