Our Committees

Running Norte takes a village — an extensive and engaged village. We wouldn’t be here without the expertise of generous individuals willing to share their time, insights, and commitment to the community.

The Norte Staff and Norte Board of Directors engage with the broader community of Team Orange through a committee structure. These committees ebb and flow over time, but they consist of people ready to lend a hand and lend some brainpower to turn challenges into opportunities.

Norte is also fortunate to have the guidance of several senior advisor professionals in the Northern Michigan area. Thank you to all who help us by sharing your knowledge and experience.

If you see a committee you might be interested in serving on, let us know. Or, if you’re interested in sharing your expertise with us as an advisor, please also reach out. We’d love to connect.


  • Program
  • Pro Walk/ Pro Bike
  • Fund Development
  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Board Leadership
  • Local Advisory
  • COVID-19 Task Force


  • Casey Cowell
  • Joan Dorn
  • Kelly Hirko
  • Jim Huckle
  • Mark Neithercut
  • Bob Otwell
  • Meg Thomas Ackerman


Our Governance