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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.
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.
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.
Associate Executive Director of Instruction
Cathy Bacile Cunningham
Director of Communications & Marketing
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.
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.
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.
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 assists all MASA staff and supports MASA programs, such as the Courageous Journey, Success Start, and School ADvance.
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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