Board of Directors

LifeWays Board of Directors

The LifeWays Board of Directors is comprised of county commissioners, primary and secondary consumers, human service workers, and community members from Jackson and Hillsdale Counties. Board Members are appointed by the respective Board of County Commissioners to their positions and generally serve on the Board in three-year terms. Our Board appreciates input from Jackson and Hillsdale County residents regarding their opinions on mental health subjects and how LifeWays is performing in our communities. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts, an opportunity for public comment is available at all Board of Directors meetings, which are held monthly both in-person and on Zoom. The dates and locations of all Board of Director Meetings can be found below. For more information on the LifeWays Board of Directors or submitting public comment, please contact Karen Cascaddan, Executive Director - Governance, at 517.789.1208.


The January 19, 2022 Board Meeting has been cancelled.

The next Board Meeting will be held in the Jackson Board Room on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

2022 LifeWays Board Meeting Schedule

LifeWays Board Meetings are open to the public in compliance with the Open Meetings Act. 

The Regular Business Board Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Hillsdale Board Room and via Zoom on Wednesday, January 19.


January 19, 2022


 Jeffrey Peterson, Chair        Bruce Caswell, Vice-Chair

  Ruth Brown, Secretary        John Clark, Treasurer

 Bradley Bohner                     Melissa Callison                     

 Christine Carlson                  Earl Poleski 

  Carl Rice, Jr.                       Ray Snell            

 Mark WileyMark Wiley                         Edward Woods Edward Woods                                                       

2021 Board Minutes

(minutes are not posted until approved by the Board at the next Business Meeting)

For Board of Director Meeting minutes from previous years, please contact Karen Cascaddan at 517.789.1208.