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John Morris, President
Jana Baylis, SPHR, Vice President
Lisa Lehman, Secretary
Holly Moltane, Treasurer
Heather Gilkey, J.D.
S. Tutt Gorman
Linda Sanchez-Gazella
Robert Wiseman, Ph.D.
Cathy Zell


John P. Morris is a Commercial Loan Officer and Vice President of Dart Bank for the last 11 years. John is an alumnus of Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Arts/Certified Lease Professional. John has received Dart Bank’s Volunteer of the Year in 2009 and Dart Bank’s Mission Award in 2010. John is involved with multiple community organizations that give back (Holt Lions, Knights of Columbia, South Lansing Business Association and Michigan Business Development Network) as well as being published in Faith Magazine.  In John’s words, “I am all for “life” and hospice is all about living & thriving during the final journey. Hospice is about dignity for life, I’m pleased to be able to serve as a board member.”

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Jana Baylis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the Human Resources Manager for Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.  In her role, she provides a high level of support to management staff on issues related to staff, including, but not limited to: performance expectations, labor relations, discipline, policy/procedure compliance and contract compliance. Jana holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification through HR Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification through Society of Human Resources Management. Involvement in the community is an important and personal mission of hers. Not only is Jana on the board for Hospice of Lansing-Ionia Area Hospice she also sits on the board for Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Assoc (MPELRA) and has high levels of involvement with the Great Lansing Society of Human Resources Management (GLSHRM), National Association Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Mid Michigan Parrothead Philanthropic Club. Jana enjoys giving back by delivering Meals on Wheels, throwing blood drives and monthly charity giving.  Pastimes also include volleyball, biking, camping and spending time with her family.


Lisa Lehman is a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Business. She began her state employment with the Department of Treasury in 1995 as a Financial Analyst and then transferred to MSHDA in 1999. Lisa has been employed with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority for more than 17 years working in various capacities with the Office of Community Development and Housing Voucher Programs – currently serving as the Key to Own Homeownership Manager working with low-income folks to purchase their very first home. This program is nationally recognized by HUD. Lisa is also the owner of Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Crematory in Ionia, Michigan. She was recently nominated for ‘‘Ionia Businesswoman of the Year’’. Lisa is also very involved in her community and church as well as serves on the Hospice of Lansing and Ionia Area Hospice Board.


Holly Moltane is the Assistant Vice President of Financial Reporting at Jackson National Life Insurance Company.  In this role, she is responsible for managing and overseeing Jackson’s financial reporting responsibilities and requirements, both for internal and external purposes. Within her role, she manages a team of associates, who have varied responsibilities within in the team. Holly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Madonna University.  She has more than 20 years of accounting and financial reporting experience, which has all been within the insurance and financial services industry.  In addition, Holly’s credentials also include a Certified Public Accountant designation.


As a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law in 2000, Heather Gilkey joined an East Lansing law firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2008.  She then started her own firm, the Law Office of Heather Gilkey, PLLC in 2013. Today she is practicing with Willingham & Cote, PC specializing  in the areas of estate planning, trust management, business planning and real estate development.

Tutt Gorman

S. Tutt Gorman was appointed as City Manager for the City of Portland on June 16, 2014. Mr. Gorman previously served as City Attorney for the City of Portland, as well as legal counsel for other municipalities and businesses. Professionally, Mr. Gorman is a member of the Michigan Local Government Management Association (MLGMA), Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys (MAMA), Michigan State Bar Association, and Kentucky Bar Association (KBA). Locally, Mr. Gorman serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary for the Ionia County Intermediate School District (ISD), the Board of Directors for Hospice of Lansing and Ionia Area Hospice, the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for the Portland Downtown Development Authority (DDA).


Cathy Zell is currently a member of the WKAR leadership team providing leadership and strategic oversight to meet revenue needs. She recruits, trains and supervises development staff as well as collaborates with the College of Communication Arts & Sciences to create strategic plans to increase awareness and funding. Cathy has two decades of non-profit fundraising experience with health agencies including The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She is a member of the East Lansing Rotary, Zonta Club of East Lansing, MBA Alumni Board and has joined Hospice of Lansing’s Board recently in 2016. Cathy has an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree from Michigan State University, Master of Science in Kinesiology, Emphasis in Physical & Special Education from Indiana University, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Education, Social Studies from Ball State University and completed the Leadership Development Program with  Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado. In Cathy’s words: “Most of my Hospice personal experience was when I worked with health agencies.  From the children with acute lymphocytic leukemia to adults with chronic myelogenous leukemia, I saw hospice staff and volunteers’ passion first had and witnessed the comfort they brought the families. When my step-mom retired from ministry, I witnessed the hospice from the other side as she volunteered.  I can’t think of another service or organization more worthy of my time and I am honored to serve Hospice of Lansing-Ionia Area Hospice.”