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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

Lori Zimmerman, President


  • Lori, now retired, formerly worked at CMU in the Facilities Management Department. 
  • Lori is a life time rescuer but became involved with an animal rescue group in 2007. She volunteered in many areas of animal rescue volunteering with a shelter, walking dogs and cleaning cages, to assisting with writing adoption applications and agreements and organization bylaws. Lori is proud to be a founding member of Great Lakes Bay Animal Society. She and her husband, Mike, have fostered over 80 pets. They have two dogs and two rescued cats.
  • Lori enjoys traveling, reading, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Anna Womack, Vice President

  • 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. 

Roy Vanderlinden, Treasurer


  • 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.

Steve Harrington, Board Member

Dr. Marcy Kirksey, Board Member