Chosen Family of Michigan is excited to announce that they have officially hired Rickie Kreuzer as their Executive Director. Kreuzer, who also serves as the Board President, has been the part-time Executive Director on a mostly volunteer basis since the founding of the organization in May of 2022. With a recently approved strategic plan, 2 fundraising galas completed, and an intensive summer grant-writing process, the Board of Directors is proud of the direction of the organization and is thankful for the support of the community that has allowed them to officially hire a paid Executive Director. While the Board focuses on governance & guiding the organization, the Executive Director will focus on day-to-day operations and programming as the organization continues to grow.
“I am excited to continue serving our community in this expanded capacity. CFM has many exciting initiatives ahead and I look forward to partnering with the Board and our community partners to combat the attacks on our community and to uplift LGBTQ+ people into safety and opportunity.”
Kreuzer is degreed in Business Administration, and has worked in various LGBTQ+ advocacy & voter education/organizing positions in the past 5 years. He currently serves on the Michigan HIV/AIDS Council within the Department of Health & Human Services, as well as on the Policy & Advocacy Subcommittee. He also serves on the American Red Cross of Southwest Michigan’s DEI Committee. In 2022, Kreuzer was appointed by Governor Whitmer, with Senate consent, to the State Board of Nursing, where he additionally serves on the Education Subcommittee, the Rules Subcommittee, & the Disciplinary Subcommittee.
Chosen Family of Michigan is an LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, providing diversity, equity and inclusion workshops and consulting services, policy and advocacy programs including a volunteer-led Policy Squad, and a soon-to-be launched homeless youth initiative entitled “Dandelion Homes.” In the midst of unprecedented attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, the need to build understanding and respect in communities is needed now more than ever. To learn more or to support our programs with a tax-deductible contribution, go to www.chosenfamilyofmichigan.org
Additionally, CFM has two additional openings on our Board of Directors. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply!