Board of Directors
Chairman: Theresa Taskey – State Savings Bank
Secretary: Larissa Waltman – Waltman Law PLLC
Melissa Wilkie – State Savings Bank
Darin Philport – Phusion Digital
Lynnette LaHahnn- Community Activist
Meet The Board
Theresa is the Board Chairman of Crossroads Industries, Inc. and has been on the Board since November of 2018. Theresa indicates her interest in joining the Board was due to how much Crossroads has helped her son. Theresa has 34 years of personal experience with individuals with disabilities, and shares that there have been “ups and downs and joys and sadness but still moving forward.”
Professionally, Theresa is employed with State Savings Bank as their Retail Banking Manager. She is extremely active in the Gaylord Community, and is the Captain of the Mounted Division and the Dover Township Treasurer. Previously, she was on the Power of the Purse Board and the Relay for Life Board.
Theresa is passionate about the Arts, music, horse therapy, and helping people do better! This is very evident in her activism and volunteerism not only with Crossroads, but the Gaylord Community as a whole.
Larissa joined the Board of Directors for Crossroads in August of 2020. She states that she joined the Board because she was interested in supporting an organization that actively creates opportunities for people with disabilities in an array of areas including employment, art, and community activities so that they may more easily pursue their personal interests.
Larissa is an attorney with her own practice in Gaylord called Waltman Law PLLC. She assists individuals with bankruptcy, real estate transactions, wills, powers of attorney, Guardianships, and child protection matters. In addition, she is also a mediator and elder caring coordinator.
Her personal interests include attending craft shows, which she even participated in for a few years. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Currently, Larissa is also a Board Member at Community Mediation Services and the Rotary Club of Gaylord, where she previously served as President 2019-2020.
Melissa joined the Crossroads Board of Directors in January of 2021. She joined the Board because she wanted her community involvement to be centered around helping Otsego County’s more vulnerable population whether that be with children, the ALICE population, people with disabilities, less fortunate, etc. She wanted to make a difference for vulnerable individuals and in turn have her volunteerism really mean something.
Melissa has been in banking for 26 years and has a bachelor’s degree in Finance. Her most recent position at State Savings Bank is as a Commercial Loan Officer. Melissa’s Financial and Banking experience makes her a strong asset to the Crossroads Board of Directors. Melissa shares that she is passionate about helping others, working out, and outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and gardening.
Melissa also serves as the Secretary of the Otsego County United Way Board of Directors.
Lynnette accepted the invitation to meet and consider becoming a member due to a long history of supporting gifted beings with whom she has always known have a special assignment. Lynnette officially joined the Crossroads Board of Directors April 10th, 2023.
Lynnette served in an Executive Role in Public Health until 2012. She was employed full-time for AuSable Valley Community Mental Health as their Community Outreach Worker from 2015 – 2017. Serving as a Community Outreach Worker was a way to give respect to those she has held as special beings. Lynnette shared that she knows and respects the part they play in the World to help us remember the only thing that is important in our lives; how to love and be loved.
Lynnette brings knowledge, experience, and a unique perspective to the Board of Directors. In the past decade she has worn different holistic health hats. Most recently she is providing an experience with Tibetan singing bowls for those seeking a moment of mind and body relaxation.
Lynnette is passionate about sharing from her heart that which brings health and joy to others; whether fresh fruit and flowers grown from her gardens or sharing how to make medicine from the natural plants around us.
Lynnette has served on the Kirtland Community College’s Foundation Board and the University of Michigan’s State-Wide Steering Committee for Health Care Priorities Research. Lynnette has also been invited to serve on a County Environmental Board as well.