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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Brittney Pemberton

Enrichment Director

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Cindy Helton

Food Service Director

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Chris Scott

Health Services Director

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Anita Percy

In-Home Services Director

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Denise Bonter

In-Home Services Staff Administrator

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Char Delis

Marketing & Development Director

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Christy Blackall

RSVP Project Director

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Lisa Hoig

Transportation and Meals on Wheels Director

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Jill Cook

Jill Cook

Executive Assistant

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Jodi Mundy Social Worker ext. 113
Laura Pena Huber Center Coordinator (231) 529-8803

We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions that you may have!
Looking to join the Friendship Centers as an employee? FCEC is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Note from the Director

    Greetings Friends:

    Welcome! We are pleased to have provided services to seniors in our community for over 55 years. This year marks our 50th anniversary of Meals on Wheels service. Look around our website to learn more about our services, programs, and special events. We strive to offer something for every senior. If you have the opportunity, we would love to meet you in person. Stop in for lunch Monday-Friday at noon or for a quick visit to learn about enrichment offerings. I look forward to meeting you.

    Kind regards,

    Denneen Smith, MSHS Executive Director

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      Friendship Centers of Emmet County has two locations in Emmet County – Petoskey and Brutus – where various events are held daily.

      Friendship Centers of Emmet County

      Petoskey Friendship Center

      1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770

      (231) 347-3211

      Fax: (231) 347-3795


      Monday through Friday

      8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

      Friendship Centers of Emmet County

      Huber (Brutus) Senior Center

      6436 E. Brutus Road, Brutus, MI 49716

      (231) 529-8803

      (Send mail to Petoskey office.)


      Monday through Friday

      10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.