Board of Directors / Officers / Volunteers

Focus on the Children was established in 1993 after years of collaboration between Jones Chemicals, Inc. CEO, Robert Jones and his pastor, Merl Galusha. The two worked together to assist families first in their home community and then branched out to include families from Livingston County. Merl enlisted the help of Laura Canne. Laura soon became the first Executive Director to serve Focus on the Children when it incorporated in 1993. Robert's daughter, Elizabeth Sherwood, helped "Bob", Merl, and Laura develop a Board of Directors, Mission Statement and Constitution. Elizabeth's mother, Marjorie became a primary benefactor for the small agency; and the agency has been privileged to have many additional contributors serve as board members and lend their expertise and commitment to the mission of FOTC.

FOTC is a fully volunteer organization. Various volunteers assist with the daily operations, such as bookkeeping and administrative support.