Staff

Each member of The Legacy Center team plays an important role in our daily functions. Together our team of employees, contractors, and volunteers help to keep things running smoothly on a day-to-day basis.

Kathryn Tate
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Kathryn Tate

President & CEO
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Kathryn has been working for The Legacy Center since January 2017.
Michelle Beeck
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Michelle Beeck

Community Educator
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Michelle Beeck is the Community Educator for The Legacy Center for Community Success. Her current role includes working closely with Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services (NMSAS), Community Alliance for Youth Success (formerly Midland Area Partnership), law enforcement, local school districts and Alcohol and Tobacco retailers in Midland county to build assets to reduce risk taking behaviors such as underage alcohol and tobacco use, misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, and illicit drug use.
 
Michelle received her Bachelors of Science in Public Health Education from Central Michigan University in 2005 and recently earned a Certified Prevention Specialist certification. She has been married for 15 years to her wonderful husband and has two children.
Kristin Goetschy
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Kristin Goetschy

Office Manager
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Kristin is the first one you see when you walk into our office. She manages the day-to-day tasks and has been providing administrative support to our staff since September 2018.
 
Prior to joining the team, Kristin worked for an industrial equipment supplier in Saginaw doing similar work. She received her Associate degree in Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship and is currently working on her Bachelors in Human Resources.
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Kristi Kline

Director of Student Reading Programs
Kristi Kline
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Kristi Kline is the Director of Student Reading Programs at the Legacy Center. She manages all aspects of the Barton Reading & Spelling program including tutor training, learner assessment, and community outreach. She has been a Barton tutor since 2008 and earned her Level I certification in 2011. Kristi is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and is certified by the Center for Effective Reading Instruction as a Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher.
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Jennifer Majorana

Director of Adult Literacy
Jennifer Majorana
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Jennifer is the Director of Adult Literacy at the Legacy Center. She is responsible for intaking and training volunteer tutors and matching them with learners. She provides support and materials to tutors and learners along their tutoring journey and also maintains the state database that helps provide funding for the literacy program. Jennifer has a B.A. in linguistics and music and an M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and has over five years of ESL instructional experience. She is a doctoral student at Central Michigan University in Educational Leadership.
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Barb Swierzbin

Coalition Liaison
Barb Swierzbin
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Barb currently serves as the Prevention Services Coordinator for The Legacy Center for community Success. She is the DYTUR (Designated Youth Tobacco Use Representative) for Midland County and coordinates tobacco, vaping and other nicotine products related education and events. Barb also coordinates local drug take back education and events through our Dump Your Drugs! initiative with local law enforcement. Barb is responsible for the advertising and logistics of The Legacy Center’s parenting magazine, Youth Connections. She also assists with coordination of other prevention coalition objectives and activities.
 
Barb has worked for The Legacy Center for seven years and became a Certified Prevention Specialist in 2017.
Richard Dolinski
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Richard Dolinski

Founder
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Dick Dolinski is the founder and President Emeritus of The Legacy Center for Community Success. Dick also is President of Midland Kids First, a non-profit focusing on at-risk youth.
 
Dolinski earned a Ph. D. degree in physical organic chemistry from the University of Detroit. He was associated with The Dow Chemical Company for 32 years in various roles including research & development leadership in the US and Asia, commercial management including founding president of Dow’s global Automotive business, and as corporate vice president in Human Resources.
 
Dick and his wife Donna have three children and 6 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, snow skiing, travel and “spoiling” the grandchildren.
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