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 us a call 888-511-6322

President - Vacant

Rachael Secord - President

Rachael started volunteering at a foster closet in Oakland County in 2014. After a year of volunteering she opened the Washtenaw county branch out of the lower level of her home. She has a passion for making sure each and every child in care is provided for. Rachael is excited to see the Foster Care Closet continually grow and move forward. She has worked hard to establish the current 501c3 to ensure the foster community is supported in the future. She and her husband Jason live upstairs with their young son and two dogs. It is a family effort to keep donations brought in and the driveway clear. She would love to read or sleep in her spare time but we need more volunteers so for now she will sort donations. 🙂

Jennifer Marlatt - Vice President

Jennifer and her husband Nate were foster parents for a few years. She decided to open the Lenawee county foster closet after “retiring” from foster parenting. Jen quickly realized the huge and immediate responsibility taking care of these amazing children. She was able to undertake this giant task, thanks to her mother-in-law Lisa, who is the brains and organization expert of the Closet. She became the community resource while simutaneously the community became hers. Together, the Lenawee County branch and the Lenawee community work hard to make sure each child have all their needs met. Jennifer is a full time teacher with an outstanding husband. They have 8 wonderful children and, at last count each had their own pet.  Her house and heart are always full.

Shari Wilcox - MFCC Secretary-Fundraising

Lisa Marlatt - Secretary

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. 

Jennie Sharp - Board Member

Jennie Sharp - Treasurer

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.