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. The SHARE Center Board meets the last Thursday of every month at the SHARE Center (or virtually per COVID) at 5:30pm. Click here for an archive of Board Meeting minutes.
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 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.
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 free 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.