Our staff are proud to pursue the Friendship Centers mission:

“…to ensure that all senior citizens have the opportunities, information, and services necessary to live healthy, safe and active lives in dignity.”

Day-to-day operations are overseen by the executive director including facilities, finances and personnel. Additionally the executive director is responsible for developing, implementing and assessing programs and services based on the organization’s purpose and goals.

Please contact us if we can assist you!

Name Position Phone: (231) 347-3211

Denneen Smith

Executive Director

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Todd Ortlieb

Chief Financial Officer

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Deborah Francis

Human Resource Director

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Lynn Gentner

Enrichment Director

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Cindy Helton

Food Service Director

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Chris Scott

Health Services Director

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Karolyn Peebles

In-Home Services Director

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Denise Bonter

In-Home Services Scheduler

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Char Delis

Marketing & Development Director

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Maartje Nolan

RSVP Project Director

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Kate Smith

Social Worker

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Lisa Hoig

Transportation and Meals on Wheels Director

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Merri Worthington

Huber Center Coordinator

(231) 529-8803

Merri Worthington

Pellston Center Coordinator

(231) 539-8201

We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions that you may have!
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      Friendship Centers of Emmet County has three locations in Emmet County – Petoskey, Brutus, and Pellston – where various events are held daily.

      Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Petoskey Center

      Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770 (231) 347-3211 Fax: (231) 347-3795


      Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Huber Senior Center/Brutus

      Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm 6436 E. Brutus Road, Brutus, MI (231) 529-8803


      Friendship Centers of Emmet County-Pellston Center

      Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm 6274 W. Edgar, Pellston, MI (231) 539-8201