About Us

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Who We Are

Family & Children’s Services of Mid-Michigan has been helping the Great Lakes Bay Region since 1925. We seek to help our community grow into habits of self-love and self-acceptance that create a path to happiness and self-contentment. We offer creative approaches to assist you in achieving your goals for health and/or recovery, allowing you to set the pace. We want you to be excited about your path to a more fulfilling and successful life so we empower you to take command of your mental health and earn the confidence to do so over time. Our team provides you with tools and skills that help you along the way and will guide you to your goals.

We collaborate with you to build on your existing strengths to help you manage your mental health. We have experience dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, stress management, and grief. We are a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. Our approach is to help you first find well-being and peace in yourself and then use that to help you manage your mental health.

Our Mission

We inspire hope and well-being for people of all ages by providing counseling, education, and support.

Our Vision

For everyone to feel welcome to come as they are and leave as they would like to be.


Denise Berry, MSA, MA, MBA

Chief Executive Officer
Ext. 3330

Billie Blades

Business Manager
Ext. 3326

Betty O’Neill

Director of Fund Development
Ext. 3332

Stacey Berg, MSW, LMSW, CAADC

Director of Clinical Services
Ext. 3311

Tanya Westphal, BA

Access Specialist
Ext. 3333

Rick Mastroianni, LMSW, CAADC

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3307

Sue Kackmeister, BS

Access Specialist
Ext. 3333

Megan Whyte, MSW, LLMSW

Youth Services Coordinator, Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3310

Amy McDonald, MA, LPC, CST

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3304

Sara Knutson, LLPC

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3312

Andrea Plouff, BA

Community Development Specialist
Ext. 3308

Christin Rousseau, MA, LPC

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3309

William Sarasin,  MA, LLP, LMSW, CCMHC

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3318

Samantha Domagala, LMSW, CAADC

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3313

Abby Meylan, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3329

Becky Dachsteiner

Business Services Assistant
Ext. 3327

Suzanne Looper

Front Office Professional
Ext. 3301

Sarah Schreier

Front Office & Facilities Manager
Ext. 3303

Marcia Beech

Front Office Professional
Ext. 3302

Bev Seffrin

On-call Front Office Professional
Ext. 3301

Monique Avery

Front Office Professional
Ext. 3301

Chris Harrington


Board of Directors

Merry Jo Brandimore

Executive Assistant, Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Recovery Network

Diana Brookens

Past Board Chair
Manager of Volunteer Services, MidMichigan Health

Katrina Dailey

Board Chair
Manager Global Compensation, Dow

Lynn Baker

Midland Public School Board

Sue Johns

Community Volunteer

Theresa Derrick

Trust Administrator III, Chemical Bank

Matt DeVries

Assistant General Manager, Great Lakes Loons

Andrew Madsen

Vice Chair
Senior Counsel, Dow

Chris Malecki

VP Client Accounts and New Business Development, Bolger + Battle

Shea Hollenbeck

CPA, Astrike Financial

Julie Villano

Assistant Principal, Midland High School

Michael Rogers

Board Secretary
MidMichigan Health