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.
We inspire hope and well-being for people of all ages by providing counseling, education, and support.
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.
2020 Annual Report
Read the 2020 FCS Holiday Newsletter to learn more about what we accomplished in 2020.
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.
Joe Blewett, MHA
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Fund Development
Stacey Berg, MSW, LMSW, CAADC
Director of Clinical Services
Andrea Plouff, BA
Community Development Specialist – EAP Coordinator
Tanya Westphal, BA
Sue Kackmeister, BS
Front Office & Facilities Manager
Megan Whyte, MSW, LMSW
Abby Rainey, LLMSW
Outpatient Therapist – Elementary Schools
Emily Willoughby, LLMSW
Youth Services Coordinator, Outpatient Therapist
Tad Hupfer, LLMSW
Ann Marie Snider, M.D., Ph.D.
Shelly Vallee-Roy, LMSW
Rashell Byrski, LMSW
Business Services Assistant
Front Office Professional
Front Office Professional
Board of Directors
Past Board Chair
Senior Counsel, Dow
Midland Public School Board
Merry Jo Brandimore
Executive Assistant, Barb Smith Suicide Resource and Recovery Network
Trust Administrator III, TCF Bank
CPA, Astrike Financial
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Great Lakes Bay Region