Board of Directors & Executive Committee
Executive Committee
Deb Young
Omega House President
Deb Young joined the Omega House Board of Directors in January, 2012. She is Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Upper Peninsula Health System Portage, a position she has held since 1989. Deb is a member and past president of the Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE), District 7, and is currently the UP representative on the MONE Advocacy Committee. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and Master’s Degree in Nursing from Northern Michigan University. Deb is the Vice President and organist of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Congregation of Chassell, Mi. She enjoys spending time with her family and numerous outdoor activities.
Guy St. Germain
Omega House Vice President
Guy joined the Omega House board in 2009. He served as treasurer for 4 years and became vice president in 2015. He worked as the Health Officer/Executive Officer for the Western U.P. Health Department for over 20 years, and is now working as a public health consultant in Michigan. Guy holds a BS degree in economics and a Masters in public administration. His past experience includes hospital administration and working in emergency medical services as a paramedic. He has served on numerous local, regional and state boards and professional associations. He resides in Laurium with his wife. They have one daughter.
Don Van Uum
Omega House Treasurer
Don joined the Omega House Board in 2007, and was elected treasurer in 2015. His wife, Barbara, was the sixth resident at Omega House in 2005. Don is a retired General Motors engineer. He graduated from Michigan Tech and the University of Michigan and has consulted as an engineer for the auto industry since retiring.
Wanda Kolb
Omega House Secretary
Wanda Kolb joined the Omega House Board in 2013. She enjoyed a 40-year career in nursing, and in retirement enjoys volunteering at Omega House. Wanda is married and mother to two daughters and grandmother to two boys.
Mike Abbott
Omega House Past President
Mike Abbott joined the Omega House Board of Directors in Jan. 2006. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences and MS in business administration, both from Michigan Tech. He is currently Director of Great Lakes Research Center operations at the University. Mike was vice chair of FinnFest 2013 and a member of the Good Will Farm Board of directors. He is also a former member of the Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Father of five daughters, and grandfather of nine, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities.
Board of Directors
  • Deb Young, President
  • Guy St. Germain, Vice President
  • Wanda Kolb, Secretary
  • Donald Van Uum, Treasurer
  • Neil Ahola
  • Magdalena Belej
  • Sharon Fisher
  • Clarissa Gaff
  • Brian Geshel
  • Cindy Griffin
  • Dr. Katriina Hopper
  • Dr. Sigurds Janners
  • Leah Kinnunen
  • Don Morin
  • Judy Pleshe
  • Debra Stouffer
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