Betsy Lehner, MGL
ext 125

Vice President

Cindy Dine, American Red Cross


Debbie Jones, Ingham County
ext 120

Assistant to President

Service Representative

Lois Davis-Thomas – ext 122

Office Coordinator

Ronda Ackerson – ext 115


Monica Artis – ext 116

MGL-TECH Chief Steward

Brian Clay – ext 124

Brian Clay is the new Chief Steward for MGL Tech and can be found in the Local 459 office one day per week.  Brian has been a 459 member for over 20 years; working in janitorial, delivery and is now a Certified Anesthesia Tech at McLaren Greater Lansing.  Brian has a lifelong desire to help others and to ensure that everyone has access to fair treatment. Being a Steward came naturally after he interacted with MGL Management to resolve his own employment issue.  He was able to regain over two hundred hours that were owed to him! Brian plans to bring that same enthusiasm and purpose to the needs of Local 459 members.

Brian and his wife raised a large family and are active in the community helping others especially children and those with disabilities.  Please join us in welcoming Brian to his new position in Local 459!


MGL-POST Chief Steward

Rick Bailey – ext 121

MGL-RN Chief Steward

Kristen Silvers – ext 118 

Senior Service Representative

Ben Strickland
ext 119

Executive Board

The Local 459 Executive Board is elected by the membership every three (3) years.

The current Board is:

  • President – Betsy Lehner, MGL
  • Vice-President – Cindy Dine, American Red Cross
  • Secretary-Treasurer – Debbie Jones, Ingham County
  • Recording Secretary – Berekty Yohannes, MGL
  • Trustee – Brenda Densmore, MGL
  • Trustee – India Hudson, CEI-CMH
  • Trustee – Byron J. Walter, LAFCU


  • CEI-CMH Large UnitNova Harahap
  • CEI-CMH Residential Unit  – Sara Jacob
  • FPCU– Beliveth Parker
  • MGL POST Unit – Charnell Hester
  • MGL RN Unit – Candy Higbee
  • MGL Technical Unit -Bobbie Bell
  • Touchpoint – Calvin Parks
  • All Other Units – Deanna White, Ingham County

The Executive Board meets monthly and conducts the affairs of the Local between membership meetings.