About Us


Board Members of Step Up Northern Michigan- Rebecca Galsterer (Trustee), Jennifer Weekly (Vice President), Cathy O’Connor (President), Krissy Kernan (Treasurer), Erin Simon (Secretary)


  • “For me, helping others right in our own community is important. Completing high school and entering the work force or college is a huge challenge when you are battling poverty. I want these kids to know that someone cares about them and the challenges they face.” Cathy O’Connor, President
  • “I am proud to be a part of Step Up Northern Michigan.  This organization has made a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth in our community.  By working together we can continue to help these students learn and live in a supportive and positive environment.” Erin Simon, Secretary
  • “Being involved with Step Up Northern Michigan has been rewarding for me. Directly helping the middle and high school students in our area is important to ensure that all students get the assistance they need so they can focus on school and their future. I am glad to be a part of an organization that is having such a positive impact on the community and its youth.”   Krissy Kernan, Treasurer