InterAct Leadership


The InterAct of Michigan, Inc. Board of Directors consists of local leaders who are dedicated to the mission and values of the agency. They meet monthly to review the activities of the organization, monitor outputs, and assure financial solvency. The Board represents the diversity of our community and the people we serve. 

The current Board of Directors for InterAct of Michigan includes the following:

Officers for 2021:

Lucinda M. Stinson, President
Diane Donovan, Vice-President
Karen Barnes, Treasurer
Karen McDonald, Secretary

Roster of Board members:

R. Greg Alcala, City of Grand Rapids Police Department
Karen Barnes, Hylant
Christine Cherry, Aetna Insurance Comapany
Diane Donovan; Community Volunteer
Sheryl Kiel; Mid-America Psychological Services
Julie H. Markowski; City of Grand Rapids Police Department
Karen McDonald; Community Volunteer
Benjamin P. Nimphie; Warner Norcross + Judd
Mary Kaye Roberts; Community Volunteer                                                                                             
Lucinda M. Stinson, Executive Director at Lending Hands of Michigan / Part Time Instructor at Western Michigan University
Patrick Sullivan; Financial Consultant
Megan E. Taylor,  CPA, Yeo and Yeo
Garry Walton; Attorney-at-law
Ineke Way; Retired, WMU School of Social Work

The current Executive Team for InterAct of Michigan is as follows:

Travis Swieringa, CEO

Travis Swieringa is the Chief Executive Officer at InterAct of Michigan, having previously served as its Kent County Site Director and its Chief Clinical Officer. Travis has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Calvin University and a Master of Counseling degree from Western Michigan University. He started his career as a clinician on an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in 1994 and has been associated with ACT in various capacities ever since. Travis is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Bachelor Social Worker, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, and a National Certified Counselor. As part of the Michigan Fidelity Assessment Support Team (MIFAST), Travis is committed to moving the publicly funded behavioral health system forward by increasing the use and efficacy of evidence-based programs.

Rhasheda Shepherd, COO

Rhasheda Shepherd is the Chief Operating Officer at InterAct of Michigan. Rhasheda holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree with a concentration in Healthcare Administration and Management, and a Master of Public Administration, Nonprofit Leadership and Administration degree from Western Michigan University School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), where she served as Vice-Chair of WMU’s SPAA Advisory Council. Rhasheda believes that her career beginnings as a Certified Evaluated Nurse Aid was crucial to her understanding of customer service, operational oversight, strategic organizational quality, and administrative performance improvement. Prior to coming to InterAct, Rhasheda held leadership positions at Bronson Methodist Hospital,  Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department of Public Health, Kalamazoo Regional Education Services Agency, and Residential Opportunities, Inc., all of which helped her become the transformative community service career professional she is today.

Timothy Kelly, CCO

Timothy Kelly is the Chief Clinical Officer at InterAct of Michigan. Timothy holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Lewis and Clark College, and achieved candidacy for a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Iowa where he taught Trauma Across the Lifespan, and published research on psychosis in the journals Psychosis, Transcultural Psychiatry, and The Oxford Journal of Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology, among others. Prior to coming to InterAct as a supervisor of an ACT team, Timothy led a Mobile Crisis Outreach program at The Crisis Center in Iowa City, and a youth peer support program at Oregon Partnership in Portland. A Licensed Professional Counselor, he has more than a decade of experience as a therapist and trainer, achieving master trainer status in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and training clinicians in psychosocial approaches to psychosis. Timothy draws from his lived experience of psychosis and the public mental health system to inform his work.