Foundation Staff

Walter F. Wheeler, PGM
Executive Director
Email | 989-466-4339

Walt joined the Foundation as the Interim Director in October of 2009, and was named full-time Executive Director in May of 2010. Prior to joining the Foundation Walt was a partner and manager in several businesses, including two bowling centers, two restaurants, a trucking company, a merchandising company and a real estate holding company…

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Kelly McPherson, CFRE
Philanthropy Operations Manager
Email | 989-466-3803

I had been working at Masonic Pathways for 3 years when the Human Resources Director came to my office with a job opportunity for the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation. Little did I know that a 30- minute interview with Walt Wheeler would have life changing results….

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Kristina Ostrander
Executive Administrative Assistant
Email | 989-466-4339

At a very young age, strong work ethics were instilled in me. I enjoyed working and dove right into the work force. I started babysitting, working on our family farm, and at 16 I was hired into the Dietary department at Masonic Pathways…

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Ryan Bladzik
Development Officer/Lodge Liaison
Email | 989-466-3014

Growing up in Manistee, I remember seeing that gigantic temple building next to our county Library and asking my parents what it was and who the Masons were…

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Chris Takacs
Community Outreach Director
Email | 269-612-7424

Working at the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation affords me the opportunity to play to a couple of my biggest passions, community involvement and coaching…

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Theresa Quezada, CFRE
Donor Relations Manager/Sweethearts Society
Email | 989-466-3012

Working for the Michigan Masons for my career of more than 30 years was not what my plan was when I began at Central Michigan University, but it’s something I wouldn’t trade for the world…

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Dirk Hughes
Director Michigan Masonic Museum and Library
Email | 616-459-9336

Working at the MMCF affords me the opportunity to play to a couple of my biggest passions, community involvement and coaching…

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Amanda Bass
Administrative Assistant
Email | 989-466-3076

I started my journey of helping those around me when I was just a little girl. My great grandmother was not well. During one of our last visits with her she had needed some extra assistance getting around and I was eager to step in….

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