Leadership

Leadership

The Eagle Village Leadership Team is made up of experienced professionals with a passion for kids and family.  The members of the President’s Cabinet and Directors Council include:

Cathey Prudhomme

President/CEO
Cathey had the privilege of watching Eagle Village change lives when her parents began the organization in 1968. She lived at Eagle Village throughout her childhood and became the President/CEO in 2010. Cathey has a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and has experience as a private practice Christian Counselor.

Carol Hyble

Vice President of Advancement
Carol was previously the Director of Alumni Relations at Central Michigan University and the Vice President of Advancement at Alma College. She joined Eagle Village in 2015 and says, “It is great to be a part of a pure cause, one that exists to change lives. Youth that come to our campus from challenging and traumatic situations are genuinely valued, their individual talents celebrated, and their potential recognized. What could be more important than helping individuals and families find their own success?” Carol has her Master of Arts degree from Central Michigan University.

Marjie Wirth

Vice President of Operations
Marjie has worked at Eagle Village for 23 years, but her history with the organization is much older than that. A daughter of the founders, Marjie grew up at Eagle Village watching her parents care for kids that needed it the most. She continues their mission with a passion to make every child feel accepted and loved no matter where they come from. Marjie has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ferris State University.

Melissa Keating

Vice President of Treatment Programs
Melissa began her career at Eagle Village 11 years ago in a direct care role. She moved on to become a Family Counselor and Clinical Supervisor before leading the Foster Care/Adoption Team at Eagle Village. In 2018 Melissa became the Vice President of Treatment Programs. Melissa says, “The kids and families of Eagle Village are all special in their own unique ways and they deserve for someone to invest in them and give them the best chance toward successful futures.” Melissa has a bachelor’s in Social Work and her LLMSW.

Chad Saxton

Director of Community Outreach and Engagement
Chad has spent over 15 year with Eagle Village, and has experienced multiple roles within the organization including House Parent, Activity Specialist, Supervisor of Internal Programs, Foster Care Parent, and Adoptive Parent. “My life and career has been about helping people and organizations heal,” says Chad. “I want to help people become the best that they can be. Eagle Village is a place where my passion for helping others can be used on a daily basis. God has called me to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and there is no better place than Eagle Village to live this out.” Chad has a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Leadership and Management.

Eric Woods

Director of Prevention and Intervention Services
Eric has over 15 years of experience in pastoral ministry and camp leadership. He and his wife are foster parents, and developed a heart for hurting kids when they lived and worked at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. Eric is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Ministry Leadership.

Corey Prudhomme

Director of Facilities and Career and Trades
Corey has worked several positions across the campus, building a knowledge and understanding of how Eagle Village works. His degree is in Sports and Wellness Management from Trinity International where he also played Collegiate Football. Corey strives to create an environment for therapeutic processes to happen, along with creating spaces for lifelong memories to be made. Corey has a strong family connection at Eagle Village and enjoys knowing the legacy his Grandparents have created continues to touch lives.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors support Eagle Village by guiding the decisions that help push us forward.

Michael Mischley, PhD | Chair

Clinical & Sports Psychologist, Retired

Kelly Smith | Vice Chair

President, Baker College Cadillac

Kristen Aidif | Secretary

Grand Rapids Event Planning

Merle Ross | Treasurer

Ross Accounting

Dani Montini – Hages | Director

Director of Client Relations

Al Burmester, PhD | Director

Retired, Dow Chemical

Gary Gerber | Director

Gerber Architectural Properties

Craig Weidner | Director

Retired, Eagle Village

Wendy Samuels | Director

Retired Social Worker

Brad Fath | Director

Lerner, Csernai, & Fath Financial

Lisa Francisco | Director

Michigan Dept of Education

Ron Snead, Sr | Director

Executive, Retired

Marcus Schmidt | Director

Clergy

Foundation Board of Trustees

Kerm Campbell | Chair

Black Star Farms

Bob Spears | Trustee

Robert Spears Photography - Dow Chemical, Retired

Jim Borin | Secretary

Dow Chemical, Retired

Fred Rolf | Vice-Chair

Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC

Merle Ross | Eagle Village Board Representative

Ross Accounting

William Grombala | Advisor

Merrill Lynch

Cathey Prudhomme | Trustee

Eagle Village

Jim Girroux | Trustee

Dow Chemical, Retired

Dennis Learner | Trustee

Financial Planner, Retired