WHO WE ARE

THE ORGANIZATION, THE STAFF, THE BOARD
ICRH

Who We Are

The Isabella County Restoration House (ICRH) has grown out of a concern for the underlying causes of homelessness. While the ICRH, its community partners, and the guests work toward eliminating those causes, we realize the need is immediate and urgent for individuals who need shelter. Our short-term goal is to provide a safe, warm place for those in our community who need shelter for as many winter nights as possible.

In nine years of providing emergency shelter, the ICRH has experienced exponential growth in guests from an average of 9 guests per night in the inaugural season of 2012-2013, to 30 guests today. There is clear evidence that homelessness in Isabella County is real and the need for emergency shelter is on the rise.

STAFF

Meet The Team

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DEE OBRECHT
Executive Director

Dee, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Service from CMU, brings experience at the Executive Director level from her time at both the Criminal Justice Chaplaincy in Grand Rapids and the Child and Family Enrichment Council in Mount Pleasant. In addition, she previously served as the Regional Coordinator of the Children's Trust Fund. She is excited to lead ICRH in achieving our strategic goals and advancing the efforts in coming years.

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Cindy Hoyle
Community Engagement Liaison

Marc grew up in Mt. Pleasant and attended Alma College where he earned his degree in business administration and secondary education. After graduating, he taught business and technology at the middle and high school level. His dedication to our youth led him to direct and manage experiential education programs for students in the USA, Tanzania, and Cambodia where community service was a focal point of the curriculum. These programs fueled his passion to help others and is now excited to help coordinate those efforts in his hometown. In his free time, Marc enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and camping in the outdoors.

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Kayla Webster
Case Manager

Originally from Milford, Connecticut, Jessie is a recent Social Work graduate from Central Michigan University. This is Jessie’s fourth season with ICRH dating back to 2015 when she began volunteering as an undergraduate student. During the 2017-2018 season Jessie completed a 400-hour internship under Executive Director Ryan Griffus and has been hired as the Day Shelter Manager, a first time position, since that time. 

Ashley McClain
Housing Specialist/Shelter Coordinator

Originally from Paw Paw, MI, Jasen is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. He returned to CMU this fall and is now pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration in which he has a concentration in Nonprofit Management. Jasen has called Mount Pleasant home for the last six years and is very excited to be joining the ICRH team to help serve all members of Isabella County. He believes we all have the opportunity to impact our world in a positive way and in order to do that we must start with the very communities in which we live. He enjoys good music, writing poetry, and having heart to hearts with close friends. He looks forward to working together to collectively changing our world.

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Robyn Perhne
Overnight Coordinator

Grace D’Aprile is currently a student at Central Michigan University. Grace is pursuing a double bachelors of science degree in Public/Non-Profit Administration and Psychology with a minor in Child Development. She has held multiple executive council positions within her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, including Vice President of Philanthropy and Vice President of Chapter Wellness. She has planned and executed multiple events benefitting AGD’s international philanthropy “Fighting Hunger”. Grace was an active member in her community throughout her high school years with involvements within the church, and children’s center where she coached children on sports teams and attended multiple mission trips to benefit communities around the country. Grace is passionate about insuring that others have the tools and opportunities to succeed within their own life and is honored to be a part of such an amazing organization that is contributing to ending homelessness in Isabella County.

Larry Baker
Shelter Coordinator
Bio coming soon.
Erin Bennett
Shelter Coordinator
Alexes Booth is the Social Work intern from Central Michigan University for the ICRH. She is passionate about making a difference in the local community and excited to work with ICRH this year.  Alexes has volunteered with Big Brother Big Sister for four years and enjoys being a role model for her little. Alexes is pursuing a bachelors in Social Work and plans on attending graduate school for a masters in Social Work after she graduates in May.
Jeff Badour
Shelter Coordinator
Alexes Booth is the Social Work intern from Central Michigan University for the ICRH. She is passionate about making a difference in the local community and excited to work with ICRH this year.  Alexes has volunteered with Big Brother Big Sister for four years and enjoys being a role model for her little. Alexes is pursuing a bachelors in Social Work and plans on attending graduate school for a masters in Social Work after she graduates in May.
Gerard Sielski
Shelter Coordinator
Alexes Booth is the Social Work intern from Central Michigan University for the ICRH. She is passionate about making a difference in the local community and excited to work with ICRH this year.  Alexes has volunteered with Big Brother Big Sister for four years and enjoys being a role model for her little. Alexes is pursuing a bachelors in Social Work and plans on attending graduate school for a masters in Social Work after she graduates in May.
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Kendra Milton
Shelter Coordinator
Alexes Booth is the Social Work intern from Central Michigan University for the ICRH. She is passionate about making a difference in the local community and excited to work with ICRH this year.  Alexes has volunteered with Big Brother Big Sister for four years and enjoys being a role model for her little. Alexes is pursuing a bachelors in Social Work and plans on attending graduate school for a masters in Social Work after she graduates in May.
THE BOARD
Local Community Guidance
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Jeremy Howard

Willam Joseph

Terrie Zitzelberger

Rebecca Dingus

Kim Voisin

Don Systema

 

 

Tobin Hope

Kelly Murphy

Tom Hausman

Nivia McDonald

Cindy Schumacher

Mike Skonieczyny

 

ICRH Board 2019
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