The Shiawassee Community Foundation (SCF) welcomes Dr. Julie Creighton and Marlene Webster to its board of directors and bids farewell to one resigning member, Roger Zick.
Dr. Creighton was born and raised in Owosso and graduated from Owosso High School. She later received a degree in biomedical science from Grand Valley State University. Following her time at Grand Valley, she earned her medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. After medical school, Julie moved back to Michigan and completed residency at Sparrow Hospital. Julie is excited to be back in Owosso as a pediatrician at Memorial Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, traveling, and spending time at her cabin up north. She is excited for the opportunity to serve on the board of the Shiawassee Community Foundation.
Marlene Webster has a BS in legal assistant studies from Lake Superior State University and an MA in religion from Northwest Nazarene University. She is the pastor of Owosso City Church of the Nazarene, as well as the founder and executive director of Shiawassee Hope. Marlene also serves on the Owosso Public Schools Board of Education, Owosso Area Ministerial Association and the Health and Human Services Council. She was named Michigan Alternative Education Association Outstanding Advocate of the Year in 2012, Michigan Association of School Administrators Regional Champion for Children in 2015, and she won the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Athena Award. Marlene and her husband, Ted, have lived in Owosso for 23 years, and they have two adult children, Allen and Abby.
Roger Zick recently resigned his position as a board member after serving the SCF for almost eight years. Roger is a retired educator from Durand Area Schools and volunteers his time with several organizations in our community. Not only has he served as a member of the board, he also served on the SCF’s Scholarship Selection Committee for many years. He has spent countless hours thoroughly reviewing applications to ensure that the students who best fit the criteria of each fund would be selected for scholarships. The Shiawassee Community Foundation appreciates his involvement and wishes him well in his future endeavors.