Jackson College Foundation Board of Directors

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

To promote the mission of the Jackson College Foundation, and to advance the objectives of the Foundation in the greater Jackson communities, primarily through communication and financial support.


  • High level of commitment to higher education at the community college level.
  • Attendance and active participation at four quarterly meetings each year, held on the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October.
  • Substantial involvement in a standing committee assignment: Development, Grant/Scholarship, Finance, and/or Membership.
  • Desire to serve as a viable voice of the Foundation to support the mission, vision and purpose of the College throughout the Jackson, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties.

Karen Hawley
Owner, JTV

George Page

George Page
Vice Chair
Page Engineering

Headshot of Jason Valente

Jason H. Valente
President, Jackson College Foundation

Jason R. Covalle
President, Covalle Group Architects, PLLC

Darrell Norris

Darrell Norris
Assistant Treasurer
Chief Financial & Auxiliary Enterprise Officer


Martha J. Petry
Faculty Member, Jackson College (retired)

Tony Baker

Director, JCF Board
Vice President Commercial Banking, County National Bank

John Crist headshot

John M. Crist
President, CP Federal Credit Union (retired)

Donna L. Lake
Jackson Schools (retired)

Sheila Patterson

Sheila A. Patterson
Consumers Energy

Dr. Daniel J. Phelan
President, Jackson College

Dale Robert
Insurance Agent, State Farm Insurance

Christopher A. Simpson
Jackson County Undersheriff

Orlando L. Willis-Hampton ’20
Marketing Intern, Richmond Agency

Philip M. Moilanen
Legal Counsel
Of Counsel, Marcoux, Allen, Schomer, Bower, Nichols, Kendall & Lindsey, P.C.

Leland K. Bassett
Director Emeritus
Chairman & CEO, Bassett & Bassett, Incorporated

Frank C. Dick
Director Emeritus
Chairman, Gleaner Life Insurance (retired)

Richard N. Dodge
Director Emeritus
Faculty Member, Jackson College (retired)

Rick S. Martoia
Director Emeritus
President, Alro Industrial Supply Co.

Dr. George E. Potter
Director Emeritus
Math Faculty, Jackson College (retired)

Zoe M. Wilcox
Director Emeritus
Consumers Energy (retired)