"Jeannie Goodrich will be Summit Pointe’s next CEO. The mental health agency’s former director of outpatient services was chosen unanimously by the board on Tuesday after being recommended by the human resources committee." (Battle Creek Enquirer)
"KALAMAZOO, MI—Loretta Bates, a women's support group leader at Ministry with Community, has waited 30 years for a bigger, better facility to serve Kalamazoo's underprivileged residents. On Thursday, the wait was over." (Kalamazoo Gazette)
"Three candidates will be interviewed next week to replace former Summit Pointe CEO Erv Brinker. The finalists are: Jeannie Goodrich, Summit Pointe interim CEO and chief operating officer; Daniel Hendee, director of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and David Schneider, CEO of the Northern Michigan Regional Entity. (Battle Creek Enquirer)
"Warrants were issued today for the arrest of former Summit Pointe CEO Erv Brinker on three felony charges. The Michigan Attorney General’s office filed three criminal complaints against Brinker in Ingham County District Court -- two counts of conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud and one count of embezzlement by a public official, court records show." (Battle Creek Enquirer)
The Kalamazoo Community Foundation has launched a new strategic plan for the next two years. It will focus on equity, education and engagement. The foundation's board approved the new vision in September.
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