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Michigan Lakes and Streams Association: Board and Staff


Michigan Lakes and Streams Association is interested in receiving your comments or general questions regarding our organization, our freshwater resources, and this website. However, please be mindful of the fact that we would be unable to do anything for riparians and our Michigan waterways without the support of our members.

The board and staff listed below are all dedicated to providing support to all our members – we do not possess the necessary resources to provide substantive support to non‐members. Before requesting formative assistance from our organization, please consider partnering with Michigan Lakes and Streams Association as a member.

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Board of Directors

David Maturen
Email: maturenappraisal@aol.com

Mark L. Teicher
Email: marklteicher@aol.com

Lon Nordeen
Email: lonnord@aol.com

Mike Gallagher
Email: mike.gallagher@mymlsa.org

Jennifer L. Jermalowicz-Jones
Email: jenniferj@restorativelakesciences.com

Charlyn Partridge
Email: partridc@gvsu.edu

Paul Sniadecki
Email: paul.sniadecki@mymlsa.org

Rex Vaughn
Email: rvaughn@tir.com

Michelle Kanipes
Email: michelle.kanipes@mymlsa.org

MLSA Management & Staff

Executive Director & The Michigan Riparian magazine
Melissa DeSimone
PO Box 19615
Kalamazoo, MI 49019
Phone: 989-831-5100
Email: melissa.desimone@mymlsa.org

Membership and Administration
Heidi Needham
PO Box 19615
Kalamazoo, MI 49019
Email: heidi.needham@mymlsa.org

MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program
Program Administrator
Jean A. Roth
PO Box 303
Long Lake, MI 48761
Phone: 989-257-3715
Email: jean.roth@mymlsa.org

Chief Legal Counsel and Riparian Law Attorney
Clifford H. Bloom, Attorney-at-Law
Bloom Sluggett Law P.C.
161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Email: cliff@bloomsluggett.com