Kathryn Tate is the President & CEO of The Legacy Center for Community Success, a role she has held since July 2019. Kathryn believes that education is the key to improving lives, which will, in turn, strengthen our entire community. It is through this lens that Kathryn leads The Legacy Center into its next chapter.
Prior to this role, Kathryn served as a Certified Prevention Specialist in a role shared by The Legacy Center for Community Success and Ten16 Recovery Network. Under this partnership, Kathryn took a lead role in coordinating the community’s response to substance use disorder and youth substance use prevention.
Kristi Kline is the Director of Student Reading Programs at the Legacy Center. She manages the Barton Tutoring Program including learner assessment, tutor training, and community outreach. She has been a Barton tutor since 2008 and earned her Level 1 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.
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.
Angela Johnson is a Certified Prevention Specialist who has been working on youth substance abuse prevention and community coalition initiatives with a focus on environmental strategies for the past 3 years.
She grew up in Bay City and graduated from Central Michigan University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice before venturing off to work in diverse communities around the United States. She recently moved back home to complete the Master of Public Health program at CMU.
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.
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 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.