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.

The Importance of Mental Health

View the Family Children’s Services Infographic for a quick overview of facts and figures about FCS and mental health.

2019 Annual Report

Read the  2019 FCS Holiday Newsletter to learn more about what we accomplished in 2019.

2020 Strategic Plan

View the FCS Strategic Plan to further our mission and realize our vision in 2020

Code of Conduct

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


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

Andrea Plouff, BA

Community Outreach Specialist – EAP Coordinator
Ext. 3308

Tanya Westphal, BA

Access Specialist
Ext. 3333

Sue Kackmeister, BS

Front Office & Facilities Manager
Ext. 3303

Megan Whyte, MSW, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3310

Amy McDonald, MA, LPC, CST

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3304

Sara Knutson, MA, LPC

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3312

Tad Hupfer, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3317

Abby Meylan, LLMSW

Outpatient Therapist – Elementary Schools
Ext. 3329

Ann Marie Snider,  M.D., Ph.D.

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3318

Samantha Huebler-Davis, LMSW, CAADC

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3313

Deanna Hodgson, LPC, CAADC

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3307

Christin Rousseau MA, LPC

Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3309

Emily Willoughby, LLMSW

Youth Services Coordinator, Outpatient Therapist
Ext. 3309

Becky Dachsteiner

Business Services Assistant
Ext. 3327

Marcia Beech

Front Office Professional
Ext. 3302

Suzanne Looper

Front Office Professional
Ext. 3301

Monique Avery

Front Office Professional
Ext. 3305

Chris Harrington


Bev Seffrin

On-call Maintenance
Ext. 3301

Board of Directors

Andrew Madsen

Board Chair
Senior Counsel, Dow

Diana Brookens

 Past Board Chair
Manager of Volunteer Services, MidMichigan Health

Michael Rogers

Vice Chair
MidMichigan Health

Theresa Derrick

Trust Administrator III, Chemical Bank

Merry Jo Brandimore

 Board Secretary
Executive Assistant, Barb Smith Suicide Resource and Recovery Network

Lynn Baker

Midland Public School Board

Donice Hannegan

Corteva Agriscience

Shea Hollenbeck

CPA, Astrike Financial

Sue Johns

Community Volunteer

Beth Talaga


Julie Villano

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region