About Us

Targeting community concerns to achieve optimum health for all people in Calhoun County.

The Coordinating Council (TCC)  of Calhoun County  is the Community Collaborative Body of Calhoun County for the State of Michigan. Community Collaboratives (formerly Multi-Purpose Collaborative Bodies-MPCB’s) were created to put funds and fiscal decisions in the hands of the local community.

Local Community Collaboratives take responsibility for the direction and coordination of local state and federal sponsored enterprises. Additionally, Community Collaboratives link with other collaborative groups to address specific needs in the community.  This is accomplished through the development of community wide initiatives, avoiding duplication of services, maximizing available resources, implementing community plans designed to meet a specific outcome, and monitoring progress. TCC has been in existence since 1989.

The collaborative oversees grant dollars, ensures collaborative efforts on the part of grantees, decreases duplication of services and strengthens community programs/initiatives by focusing on community interests. Members of the collaborative represent a variety of organizations across the county including non-profit, education, health, public safety, for-profit, grassroots, local businesses and community members.  These individuals and organizations work collaboratively to positively impact the lives of all members of Calhoun County.

Leadership Cabinet Members:

Adam Dingwall, Chair, Retired, Battle Creek Family YMCA
Mark Crawford, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital
Kathy Sue Dunn, Calhoun County Commissioner
Robert Elchert, United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
Steve Frisbe, Calhoun County Commissioner and LifeCare Ambulance
Jeannie Goodrich, Summit Pointe
Andy Helmbolt, Battle Creek City Commissioner
Eric Pessell, Calhoun County Health Officer
Richard Lindsey, Oaklawn Hospital
Kathy Szenda Wilson, BC Pulse

Special THANK YOU to our contributors which make this work possible!

  • The Arc of Calhoun County
  • Battle Creek Community Foundation
  • Bronson Battle Creek
  • Calhoun County Administration
  • Calhoun County Juvenile Court
  • Calhoun County Juvenile Home
  • Calhoun County Probate Court
  • Calhoun County Prosecutors Office
  • Calhoun County Public Health Department
  • Calhoun County Office of Senior Services
  • Calhoun County Sheriff
  • Calhoun County 10th District Court
  • Calhoun County Treasurer’s Office
  • Carewell Services Southwest
  • CentraCare
  • CityLinc Ministries
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Grace Health
  • Guardian Finance and Advocacy Services
  • LifeCare Ambulance Service
  • Oaklawn Hospital
  • Regional Health Alliance
  • Starr Commonwealth
  • Summit Pointe
  • United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region
  • WE Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
  • Willard Public Library
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation