The Great Lakes Bay Animal Society is governed by a board of individuals representing local businesses and organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region in Michigan. 

Every board member is a volunteer who dedicates many hours to our mission.

Current board members are listed below.

GLBAS Board of Directors


President: Anna Wamack

  •  Anna is the Financial Grant Coordinator for Saginaw ISD. 
  • She has been married to her husband Dave since July 2012 and in January 2018 they welcomed their son, Matthew. 
  • Anna and her family have three pets - cats Eddie and Maggie and their 65 lb lap dog Jack. 
  • She is the Chapter Advisor for Alpha Sigma Alpha at CMU.
  • Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and painting. 

Treasurer: Roy Vanderlinden

  • Roy is a Process Automation Manager at Dow Chemical in Midland and has been with the company for 36 years, fifteen of which were in Sarnia, Ontario.
  • Initially a dog person, Roy converted to cats when he married his wife Katheryn. He and Katheryn foster cats for Great Lakes Bay Animal Society. Along with his daughter Emma, their home includes two cats they adopted through GLBAS and an aquarium of fish.
  • Roy’s interests include motorcycle touring. He has been a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach since 2006. Roy has been a Boy Scout and later Boy Scout Leader in Sarnia. Other hobbies include computers, looking for the end of the internet, and cheering for the Detroit Tigers.

Secretary: Lainee Hilts-Forcade

  • Lainee is a Child/Family Therapist for Saginaw County Community Mental  Health.  
  • She and her husband Jeff have 4 cats that live with  them--Mew/Mae-C/Cooper/Raisin. 
  • Her interests include card making, reading, being out in nature, shopping,  and travel. 

Board Member: Dr. Marcy Kirksey, DVM

Board Member: Melissa Wagner

  • Melissa is the President and CEO of DenteMax - a national dental PPO company.
  • She and her husband Harry have three children- Daniel, Hunter and Arden along with one grandson, Holden.
  • Pet family members include three dogs and three cats.
  • Melissa is a "lake" girl and needs to be near the water. She and her family live on beautiful Wixom Lake.