Marta Howell – Executive Director
Marta is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Urban Planning. She was hired as Executive Director for Friends in 2010. She has held position of Executive Director with the M.S. Hershey Foundation and Neighborhoods Inc. of Battle Creek, and served as interim executive director for numerous nonprofit organizations in a consulting capacity. Marta enjoys cooking, reading, and boating.
Debbie Frank – Program Director
Jessica Smith – Program Assistant
Jessica is no stranger to helping others after putting her office expertise and customer service skills to work as a Medical Assistant at Pivotal Health & Medicine and as Box Office Assistant at Englewood Event Center. Prior to working as an assistant, Jessica attended art school for media art and animation and began working as a freelance graphic designer. She loves all things Disney and enjoys drawing and painting, but her favorite pass time is spending time with her son, Saylor.
D.J. Keisling – Executive Assistant & Boca Bunch Director
Kyle Rich – Multi–Media & Communications Specialist