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Policy Board Meetings

CareWell Services Southwest is governed by a Policy Board of Directors made up of representatives from Barry and Calhoun counties.

Board Members
  • Jim Baldwin

    Chair, Finance Committee | Battle Creek, MI

  • Allen Byam

    Vice Chair | Marshall, MI

  • Steve Marzolf

    (Ex-Officio) Chair | Hastings, MI

  • Deana Spencer

    Secretary/Treasurer | Battle Creek, MI

  • Lyn Briel

    Freeport, MI

  • Barb Frederick

    Albion, MI

  • Corally O’Dell

    Middleville, MI

  • Jose Orozco, Jr

    Battle Creek, MI

  • Sherii Sherban

    Battle Creek, MI

  • Thomas J. Unger

    Battle Creek, MI

  • Linda Whitfield

    Battle Creek, MI

  • Mary Frisby

    Battle Creek, MI

  • Mark Doster

    Doster, MI

  • Shirley Tuggle

    Battle Creek, MI

Policy Board Meetings FY 2023-2024

The Policy Board for CareWell Services meets the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).

Note: May is a Joint Meeting/Public Hearing. This meeting starts at 4:00 pm

Committee Assignments
  1. Executive/Personnel Committee
  2. Finance/Audit Committee
  3. Quality Committee
  4. AAA Advisory Council
Agendas & Minutes By Date FY 2022-23
Participant Guidelines

The meetings of the Policy Board of Directors for CareWell Services are open to the public and members of the public shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable constraints, to comment on any item or topic that is before the Policy Board and subjects that are part of the meeting agenda. Guidelines for public comment are as follows:

  1. Limited to three minutes during the Public Comment period of the Agenda.
  2. Directed to the Policy Board and not to individual members.
  3. Presented in a professional demeanor and not in a threatening, profane, vulgar, or abusive manner.
  4. Topics that are relevant to the matters of business currently before the Policy Board as outlined on the agenda.
  5. Reference topics that are outside of the control of the Policy Board, political in nature, or targeted at an individual Policy Board member, advisory council member or staff person are not permitted.
  6. Speakers should provide their name, county of residence, and agenda item they wish to comment on prior to addressing the Board.
  7. The Policy Board will not respond to questions. Members of the public are encouraged to present all comments/questions in writing, which will become part of the official record. Individuals who engage in repetitive comments/questions will be asked to refrain and/or yield the floor.

Policy Board Meeting Notice

Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, DBA CareWell Services Southwest, is seeking input from the public about the needs of and available services for seniors in Barry and Calhoun counties as a part of its FY 2024-2025 Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) with the Bureau of Aging, Community Living, and Supports, Behavioral and Physical Health and Aging Services Administration, MDHHS. All interested parties are invited to provide input into the development of the AIP at the following public hearings.

Members of the public do not need to attend the public hearing to provide input.  Comments will be accepted through June 7, 2024. Written input will also be accepted in person, by letter, or email sent to the agency’s main office.
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