ABOUT US

mission

Building Blocks of Kalamazoo empowers residents, one block at a time, to enhance the quality of neighborhood life. 

vision

Building Blocks of Kalamazoo promotes vibrant neighborhoods where resident-led groups work together to address block-level issues, complete projects and collaborate with community stakeholders. 

STAFF

Katie McPherson

Executive Director

Stephanie Vallar

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President/
Executive Committee

Judd Easton
Connected Care Account Manager,
Philips Healthcare

Co-Vice President/
Executive Committee

Adam Reaume

Critical Home Repair Site Supervisor

Habitat for Humanity

Co-Vice President/
Executive/Nomination Committee

Steve Walsh

Executive Director

Vine Neighborhood Association

Treasurer/Executive/
Finance Committee

Joe Kiser

Community Relations Manager

Old National Bank

Secretary/Executive/
Program Committee

Willa Ditaranto

Home Care Provider

Daniella Betke, Member
Senior Branch Manager, PNC

Kim Cummings, Executive Committees

Founder, Retired Professor, Kalamazoo College

Anthony Ladd, Member

Publics Works Division Manager, City of Kalamazoo
Department of Public Services

 

Sarah Matyczyn, Member
Admission Event & Guest Experience Coordinator, Kalamazoo College

Matt Millcarek, Member
Construction Manager, Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services

Michael Seals, Member
Deputy Treasurer at Kalamazoo Township Government

Pat Taylor, Member/Executive/Program Committee
Executive Director, Eastside Neighborhood Association


Tammie Winfield, Member/ Program Committee
Project Coordinator, Landscapes Forms

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Thank you for everything you do for Building Blocks!