Phone: (269) 986-0797 Kathy orĀ (269) 251-0065 Maria

Kathy Szenda Wilson

Kathy Szenda Wilson is Co-Executive Director of BC Pulse with 17 years of experience in philanthropy.

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Israel Flores

Israel partners to facilitate our Spanish-speaking resident group in the Post/Franklin Neighborhood.

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Maria Ortiz Borden

Maria has over 17 years working the non-profit sector in fund development and program management.

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Andrew Tyus

Andrew earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from Michigan State University, with a major in Psychology.

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Lyssa Howley

Lyssa supports the strategic design efforts to create a more effective and responsive service delivery system.

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Israel Flores

Israel partners to facilitate our Spanish-speaking resident group in the Post/Franklin Neighborhood.

Israel was born in Mexico City and has lived in the United States for 11 years.

He works full-time as  a Family Coach for Early Childhood Connections, a program that provides welcome baby baskets, home visits and playgroups for families with children ages birth through 5 in Battle Creek.  As a bilingual Family Coach, Israel works with predominantly Latino families, partnering with parents to help them raise children who are safe, healthy, and ready to succeed in school and in life. 

Israel is a certified Car Seat Technician, Parent Educator through Parents as Teachers, and Community Coach through Leadership That Works.  He looks forward to receiving his professional coaching certification next year.   He is a Board member of the developing Garden of Dreams preschool.  He also teaches computer classes at the nonprofit organization, Voces. 

Israel resides in Battle Creek with his wife, 2 year-old son, and two dogs.  He is ecstatic to have another baby on the way.