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Chereese Ford- Payne

General Board Member

Chereese Ford-Payne was born and raised in the greater Lansing area and is a graduate of Holt Senior

High School. She received her Bachelors of Art & Sciences from Western Michigan University, where she

majored in Biomedical Sciences and double minored in Chemistry and Criminal Justice. After graduating

from Western, she moved back to the Lansing area with her husband and two small children, where she

attended Lansing Community College and graduated with her Associates in Nursing. She has worked at

Sparrow Hospital, the Ingham County Health Department and opened the DaVita Dialysis facility on

Hagadorn and Mt. Hope Road in 2017.

Chereese’s youngest daughter, Ayana, has been a member of TPAC for almost four years. Ayana keeps

her busy with dance, voice and acting lessons throughout the week! She decided to join the TPAC Board

as a way to ensure other youth in the greater Lansing community had access to opportunities her

daughter has thoroughly enjoyed throughout these last few years. She enjoys being a parent partner

and assisting however she can to make TPAC a thriving resource for youth in our area!

Chereese Ford- Payne
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