By Lisa Spaugh

Eagle Village Marketing Coordinator

HERSEY — Eagle Village has announced Ron Snead and Charles Kennard as new members of its board of directors.

"I’m excited to have both of these individuals join our board of directors. Their experience and leadership, combined with the rest of the board, will provide a solid foundation for years to come," said Cathey Prudhomme, CEO of Eagle Village.

Both have already stepped into their roles as directors and are lending their unique skills and passions to the decision-making process. In addition to their attendance at board meetings, the two will provide support in areas such as funding, infrastructure, events and ambassadorship.

Ron Snead holds a BS in science education from Ferris State University. In addition to his career path providing him experience with sales and government relations, he also served on boards at Ferris State University, Mel Trotter Ministries, Girl Scouts and the Honor Flight.

"I have always supported efforts to help youth at risk and homeless families," Snead said. "When I realized I had the opportunity to be of service to the youth at Eagle Village, I felt the timing was right for me to become actively involved. My goal is to not just assist in raising money, but to actively engage with the kids when possible, and spread the awareness of the need for like-minded people to get involved."

Charles Kennard holds a BS in criminal justice from Ferris State University. He began his career at Eagle Village in 1992 as a staff member, later joined the Michigan Department of Corrections and earned his masters degree in criminal justice administration. He currently holds the position of field supervisor with the MDOC for Wexford, Missaukee, Manistee and Benzie counties.

"Eagle Village has always held a special place in my heart," Kennard said. "This Christ-centered program has helped reshape the lives of thousands of children and their families. I am excited to once again be a part of this great organization."

Eagle Village is a non-profit family treatment center providing intervention services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption services for all counties in Michigan. If you know of a family in crisis that may benefit from these programs, contact Eagle Village at (231) 832-2234 or eaglevillage.org.