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Leadership and Board

Leadership

 

Kim Kragt, M.A., CCC-A, Acting Executive Director, Audiologist

Kim KragtMs. Kragt joined the staff at Constance Brown Hearing Centers in 2005 and became the new Clinical Director in November 2013. Prior to coming on board at CBHC, Ms. Kragt worked at a private practice audiology clinic in Grand Rapids. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, earned her Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University, and has received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is a member of both the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. Ms. Kragt enjoys working with both adults and children, and her passion is helping patients and their families to establish and work towards their individual hearing goals. Ms. Kragt lives in St Joseph, MI with her husband and two children.

 

Monika Trahe, Acting Assistant Executive Director

Monika Trahe

Ms. Trahe joined Constance Brown Hearing Centers in December of 2013 as Resource Development Director. She has been working in the nonprofit field since 2003 and brings extensive fund development experience to the table. In addition to her duties at CBHC, Monika serves as the Executive Director for Kalamazoo In Bloom, another nonprofit agency involved in using flowers to beautify public spaces in the Kalamazoo metropolitan area. She is also a member of the Kalamazoo Kiwanis Club and a volunteer with Bronson Methodist Hospital. Monika lives in Kalamazoo, and in her rare free time, she enjoys attending local arts concerts and performances.

 

Cheryl Pollard, Office Manager

Office ManagerMs. Pollard joined Constance Brown Hearing Centers in 2006 as the receptionist.  In 2007, she moved into Accounts Payable and is now the Office Manager.  Prior to coming to CBHC, she worked in management at Red Roof Inns and accounts receivable at BFI waste.  Witnessing the excitement that patients, especially children, experience being able to hear is her greatest reward.  Ms. Pollard lives in Kalamazoo and enjoys reading and spending time with her grandson.

 

Board of Directors

 

Constance Brown Hearing Centers is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that includes broad community representation.

Christopher Morris, Chairperson
Attorney,
Lennon, Miller, O’Connor & Bartosiewicz

Jaime Flees, Vice Chairperson
Community Volunteer

Kate E. Jefferson, CPA, Treasurer
Jansen Valk Thompson Reahm PC

Todd Horst, Past Chairperson
System Finance Manager, Bronson Healthcare Group

Elaine Lui
Community Volunteer

Joellen Silberman
Community Volunteer

Adam Kokinis, Ex Officio
Kalamazoo Kiwanis Club

Kim Kragt, Secretary