Meet our Board of Directors
The SHARE Center Board of Directors is made up of dedicated and passionate people who truly understand issues of homelessness, poor mental health, addiction, and food insecurity. SHARE Center Board meetings are held every last Thursday of the month, 5:30pm at the SHARE Center (120 Grove Street).
Tamera Starks - Board President
Tami Starks started volunteering at the Share Center back in 2005 making food and bringing it in to feed the people there. She brings experience as a nurse and a Care Manager. She has access to many resources and is willing to share those to people in need. Her ministry Transition Island Ministry serves dinner on the second and fourth Friday of the month. She is proud to represent the clients at the share center as their board president.
Sharon Sheddan - Board Treasurer
Sharon has served on the SHARE Center Board for three years. She was homeless and struggling with addiction and a bi-polar disorder, but overcame these challenges and has been clean and sober for six years. She runs the SHARE Center's Women's Group, Narcotics Anonymous, and a Bi-Polar Support group. She is a single mother to four boys and has been working at Summit Pointe as a Greeter for the last six years. Sharon has a lot of passion for helping others with their recovery and is a valuable asset to the SHARE Center.
Karen Roebuck - Board Secretary
Karen has over 30 years working in the social work field. Her work experience includes domestic violence, sexual assault, mental illness, developmental disabilities, children and families, dementia and homelessness.
Karen is a mother of two adult children and has lived her life in Battle Creek. She is knowledgeable of the community and it’s resources.
In her retirement she has missed the opportunity to assist individuals in reaching their goals and potential. Having worked closely with the Share Center in the past she wanted to be able to support the organization by becoming a board member.
Carol Wilbur - Board Member
Carol has been volunteering at the SHARE Center since 2008 preparing and serving meals to those in need. She joined the Board of Directors in 2019. One of the reasons she became passionate about helping others is because she has experienced homelessness, domestic violence, and addiction recovery herself. She has been sober for 35 years and has lived in Battle Creek since 1986. She is an active member of Transition Island Ministries that serves dinner at the SHARE Center every second and fourth Friday of the month.
Carol likes getting to know the people who come to us for services. In addition to volunteering at the SHARE Center, she takes in pets with disabilities and likes to work in her garden.
Heather brings experience from multiple industries including banking, credit counseling, and non-profit work. Through these and other positions she's honed skills in organization, communication, and management.
A long time Battle Creek resident, Heather is familiar with local businesses, schools, and non-profits.
"I support the SHARE Center for many reasons. I grew up in a family that faced homelessness, food insecurity, and substance abuse. As a young adult I continued to struggle with housing insecurity and choosing between the electric bill or groceries for the month. I understand both the driving forces and lived experience of mental health, homelessness, and substance abuse."
A 2019 graduate of Lakeview High School, Khyrinn Herring is no rookie when it comes to community service and local activism. Active in volunteering since as early as 5 years old, she started out working in soup kitchens and homeless shelters. In her high school years, she came into equity work and was a leader at her school. Currently, she is a racial healing facilitator and catalyst coordinator for the Battle Creek coalition of Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation. She has worked for several non profit organizations through the years and is ready to implement change wherever she goes.
Lawanda currently works as a Registered Nurse, Care Manager, and has over 25 years in the medical field. She has experience in geriatrics, dementia, behavioral health, medical surgery, intellectual disabilities, and medical administration.
Born and raised in Battle Creek, MI. She has two beautiful children and three wonderful grandchildren who she loves spending time with.
In her fee time, she likes to volunteer at local churches giving back to her community. She is an active Board Member of Compassion Cares - a non-profit organization in Houston, TX.
Lawanda is a very compassionate individual who empathizes with the day-to-day struggles in the world. She became a member of the SHARE Center Board to help empower her community and make a difference.