Local Advisory Council


BATA also shares information and discusses current and future services with a volunteer Local Advisory Council consisting of community members representing various groups throughout Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. Please contact us at info@bata.net if you're interested in participating. 



Current members include:

Bob Schlueter (Chairperson) - Executive Director

Area Agency on Aging


Tina Allen - Coordinator

Northwest Michigan Continuum of Care


Dan Buron - CEO

Goodwill of Northern Michigan


Cynthia Kienlen - Director

Commission on Aging


April Missias - Director

Leelanau County Senior Services


Jim Moore – Director

Disability Network


Lori Wells - Director

Traverse City Senior Center


Mandy Joppich

BATA Rider


Susan Odgers

BATA Rider and Community Representative 


Updated: 08.23.18