LCF - Board of Directors

Livingston County Foundation

c/o Livingston County Administration
304 E. Grand River Ave.,
Suite 202
Howell, MI  48843

Phone: 517.546.3669

LCF - Board of Directors

Nathan Burd, County AdministratorPhoto of Nathan Burd, Foundation President and County Administrator


Photo of Ron VanHouten, Foundation member at-largeRon VanHouten

At-large Member

Ron VanHouten is currently a Trustee for Iosco Township.  He was elected in November of  2016.

Trustee VanHouten held a seat on the  Livingston County Board of Commissioners January, 2005 through December of 2016.  He was appointed as a member of the Livingston County Foundation in December of 2006 and has continuously held a position. 

Photo of Cindy Catanach, Foundation TreasurerCindy Catanach


Cindy is the Deputy County Administrator/Financial Officer for Livingston County.  She graduated from New Mexico State University and has worked in civil service her entire professional career. She has been with Livingston County for over 10 years and in has been in her current role since 2013. She has served on the Livingston County Foundation Board since 2011.

Chris FoltsPhoto of Chris Folts, Foundation Vice President

Vice President

Chris is married to Michelle and has 4 children.  He is a lifelong county resident.

Chris has served Livingston County for over 20 years.  He is the Facilities Service Department Director.

He serves on the Livingston County Foundation Board and the Parks and Open Spaces Committees.  Chris  also serves in an advisory capacity for the following committees Construction Committee, Livingston County Safety Team, and Livingston County Historical Courthouse.

Meghan Reckling Photo of Meghan Reckling, Foundation Member at-large

At-large Member

 Photo of Sam Theis, foundation member at-largeSamuel Theis

At-large Member

Sam Theis, Principal at Cornerstone Associates is an attorney and CPA with more than 15 years of tax law and accounting experience, including ten years of tax planning and audit experience at Ernst & Young.  Sam earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Fullerton and earned his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law.  Sam is licensed as a CPA in Michigan, and is licensed to practice law in both Michigan and California.  In addition to serving on the board for the Livingston County Foundation Sam serves on the boards of Almetals, Inc. and the Brighton Township Zoning Board of Appeals.   He is also a precinct delegate and member of the MICPA.