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.

Code of Conduct

Read our Code of Conduct to learn more about our commitment to ethical and responsible conduct.

2021 Annual Report

Read the FCS Holiday Newsletter to learn more about our  work to accomplish our mission and realize our vision.

Strategic Plan

View the FCS Strategic Plan to further our mission and realize our vision

2022 One Page Strategic Plan

2022 Near Term Strategic Plan

Long Term Strategic Plan

A Great Place to Work

Join a values-based agency that supports mental health and the community.


Joe Blewett, MHA

Chief Executive Officer
Ext. 3330

more about Joe

Billie Blades

Business Manager
Ext. 3326

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Samantha Huebler-Davis, LMSW, CAADC, ADS, CCTP

Director of Clinical Services & EAP Coordinator
Ext. 3329

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Andrea Plouff, BA

Director of Fund Development
Ext. 3308

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Sue Kackmeister, BS

Front Office & Facilities Manager
Ext. 3303

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Tanya Westphal, BA

Access Specialist & Special Projects Coordinator
Ext. 3333

Megan Whyte, LMSW

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3310

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Emily Willoughby, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist / Youth Services Coordinator
Ext. 3309

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Tad Hupfer, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3317

more about Tad

Ann Marie Snider,  M.D., Ph.D.

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3318

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Shelly Vallee-Roy, LMSW  

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3313

more about Shelly

Rashell Byrski, LMSW  

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3307

more about Rashell

Jenna Gilginas, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist / Elementary Services Coordinator
Ext. 3304

Nicholas McKenzie, MA, LPC, CAADC

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3312

Becky Dachsteiner

Business Services Assistant
Ext. 3327

more about Becky

Suzanne Looper

Front Office Professional
Ext. 3301

Patti DuBay

Front Office Professional
Ext. 3302

Chris Harrington


Board of Directors

Merry Jo Brandimore

 Board Chair
Saginaw Valley State University, Retiree

Michael Rogers

Past Board Chair
MyMichigan Health

Donice Hannegan

Vice Chair
Corteva Agriscience

Beth Talaga


Shea Hollenbeck-Davidson

 Board Treasurer
CPA, Astrike Financial

Theresa Derrick

Trust Administrator III, Huntington Bank

Lynn Baker

Midland Public School Board

Ann Horowitz

Attorney, MyMichigan Health

Rev. Matthew Schramm

Senior Pastor, Memorial Presbyterian Church

Brandon Lewis

Ayre/Rhinehart Realtors

Graham Smith

Assistant Vice President, Treasury Management Advisor, Huntington National Bank

Paul Schroll

Principal, Siebert Elementary School

Andrew Gardner-Northrop, LMSW

 Behavioral Health Therapist Supervisor, MyMichigan Health