Kathryn Tate
Kathryn TatePresident & Chief Executive Officer

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
Kristi KlineDirector of Student Reading Programs

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 Majorana
Jennifer MajoranaDirector of Adult Literacy Programs

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.

Mark Miller
Mark MillerDirector of Math Programs

Mark serves as the Director of Math Programs for The Legacy Center. In his role, Mark facilitates the intake of both adult and youth learners and supports them through graduation of our programs. He recruits, trains, and provides resources to volunteer tutors. Mark also provides interagency math training and serves as an individual tutor.

The pursuit of learning and service has guided Mark’s life work. Earning his Bachelors of Science in Education from Central Michigan University and his Master of Education through Saginaw Valley University offered Mark a fulfilling career as a teacher, coach, and administrator. Always striving to learn and grow, “Success is when hard work meets opportunity” is the message Mark applies to his daily life and as he encourages learners to achieve their own potential. Mark strikes a balance between his professional and personal life by spending time outdoors. He enjoys hiking new trails, boating on Hubbard Lake, and spending family time with his wife, daughters, and spunky R’Eskie (Rescued Eskie) named Bear.

Angela Johnson
Angela JohnsonCommunity Integration Leader

Angela Johnson is a Certified Prevention Specialist who has been working on youth substance use prevention and community coalition initiatives with a focus on environmental strategies for the past 5 years. During this time, she has worked in different communities around the United States, including rural and urban communities in New Mexico, Washington, and Michigan. She is a recent graduate of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Coalition Academy and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program at Central Michigan University.

Barb Swierzbin
Barb SwierzbinPrevention Services Coordinator

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
Michelle BeeckPrevention Community Educator

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.

Mathew Human
Mathew HumanOffice Administrator

Mathew (or Mat) serves as the Office Administrator for The Legacy Center. As Office Administrator, Mat ensures the day-to-day operations of our office run smoothly. Mat brings years of administrative support and customer service experience from both non-profit and retail settings to our team.