Meet Our Amazing Board Members

Michigan Foster Care Closet operates with a board of directors consisting of up to 15 members. Four of those members are the officers; President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. We have an additional 11 “at large” board members. We are all volunteer and are expected to participate in the operations of the closet. We all have a “boots on the ground” approach. Do you have the ability to help us community outreach, fundraising, advocacy, legal advice or non-profit management?We’re always looking for new members to join our board. If you are interested, please contact us at info@michiganfostercarecloset.org or give Tim a call 888-511-6322 x888

Tim Rehard - President

Tim Rehard - Co-Founder / President

Tim started with the organization just a few months after it started in 2015. As they were working through adopting  their first foster son, Tim and his husband, Curt Titus, were looking for a way to give to other area Foster families. Tim was drawn to the incredible impact this small group of people were having. So, as time grew on he went from just a volunteer to a branch board member to now the organization President. Tim is currently a Director of Strategy with Ticketmaster, a Live Nation company, and uses his technical experience to maintain the inner workings of the organization technology and structural efforts. Tim, Curt have worked through the foster to adopt process twice and can relate well to many of our foster families.

Rachael Siggens - MFCC Branch Manager

Rachael Siggens - Co-Founder / Branch Manager

In 2015 Rachael was helping other area organizations focusing on foster children. She saw a need for better support for children and families who support Washtenaw and other area counties. After that, she starting collecting items in her basement to help under the previous Foster Closet of Michigan organization. Within less than a year, a few regular helpers and winning a contest from IKEA around 100 children were getting assistance. Three year later with a new organization, a new Board of Directors and a kiddo named John, things are busier and more helpful than ever.

Vice President - Vacant

We are currently searching for someone to fill the office of Vice President. The role is expected to assist the President in the management of the organization. Our ideal board members will help with the following:

  • Volunteer at least 10 hours per month
  • Assist in community outreach, family advocacy, marketing, fundraising and non-profit management
  • Assist in volunteering at MFCC periodic events. Some of those are: Christmas/Holiday party, Fall party, Back to School party
MFCC Treasurer - Vacant

Treasurer - Vacant

We are currently searching for someone to fill the office of Treasurer. The role is expected to assist the President in the management of the organization. Our ideal board members will help with the following:

  • Volunteer at least 10 hours per month
  • Assist in community outreach, family advocacy, marketing, fundraising and non-profit management
  • Assist in volunteering at MFCC periodic events. Some of those are: Christmas/Holiday party, Fall party, Back to School party
Shari Wilcox - MFCC Secretary-Fundraising

Shari Wilcox - Secretary / Fundraising

Shari learned of the closet in 2016 after seeing an article about the Ikea makeover. She came to drop off some donations and decided to become more involved. She immediately launched a sock and underwear donation drive that collected several hundred packages, and has corralled her friends and co-workers to help with multiple projects. Shari loves fundraising, event planning, and coming up with creative ways to raise money. Shari is a UM employee of 29 years, has 2 adult sons and lives in Saline.

Shari Wilcox - MFCC Secretary-Fundraising

Lisa Marlatt - Board Member / Co-Branch Manager

Lisa retired after thirty years of working at Lenawee school libraries, which instilled in her the passion for sorting and organizing.  She has put that to good use at the Lenawee branch of the Foster Care Closet, as she recruits volunteers to sort the many bags of donations that come in weekly.  As well as helping the other Board of Directors guide the organization, she also completes the financial responsibilities for the Lenawee location.

Jennie Sharp - Board Member

Jennie Sharp - Board Member / Branch Manager

Jennie started volunteering with the “The Closet” on Mother’s day weekend 2017. She felt called to give back to her community and realized this was a great way to plug in, and get connected. Children who have suffered loss/trauma have always had a soft spot in her heart. She and her husband Joel live in Dexter with their 5 children, one of whom is their nephew.  In her free time she enjoys, reading, traveling, camping, hanging with friends & family, and helpling any way she can.

Jennie Sharp - Board Member

Jay Belle Isle - Board Member

Jay learned about the closet through another volunteer organization. He was moved to become
more involved by the good work the closet does and the needs of the foster care community.
After helping to sort clothes for a while, he volunteered at the closet’s Easter event and seeing all
of the happy kids and families was further motivation. His goal is to help the closet increase its
visibility in the community, enabling it to help even more families. Jay is the Editor-in-Chief of
Legal Reader, a legal news and commentary blog. He lives in Ann Arbor with an adorable cat
and is an avid reader (usually with a cat in his lap) and gym rat.