Staff
Michael Lutz
Executive Director
Mike is a homegrown Copper Country resident. He grew up in the Calumet area and graduated from Calumet High School and Michigan Tech University. Mike has been working for nearly 30 years in healthcare. Those careers include Mercy Ambulance, Apria Healthcare and most recently for the Baraga County Memorial Hospital as their revenue cycle manager. He draws on his strength in customer service and finance. He has been an active member of the community, lives in Houghton with his wife, Sue and dog Sonny. Golf and snowmobiling are at the top of his outside interests. Mike says “As executive director of Omega House, I am committed to leading the way in keeping our strategic vision moving forward as we become a leader and resource in the community for end-of-life issues.”
Mary Kay Grabig
Omega House Manager
Mary Kay Grabig has been the CEO at Torch Lake Federal Credit Union for the last 23 years. Her experience with office management and her organizational skills combined with a natural compassion for people support the Omega House well. She has had many years serving people in the community and knows firsthand the mission of the Omega House as her mother was one of the first residents. Her hospice beliefs and values will benefit all who visit or reside. She lives in Laurium with her husband Dan, her daughter Gwendolyn and has two sons; Darren (Joni), Jeff, and a step-son Josh (Emma). In her spare time Mary Kay volunteers for her son’s hockey team; the Wolverines and loves to kayak, 4-wheel, and pick blueberries. “I am happy to be a part of Omega Houses homelike environment where families and residents alike can unite to make this natural transition a memory in itself.” If you would like a tour or more information on the mission of Omega House, please contact Mary Kay.
Carol Johnson Pfefferkorn
Outreach / Events Coordinator
Carol Johnson Pfefferkorn moved to the Keweenaw from Madison, where for 40 years she raised a family, worked and volunteered. Professionally, for 16 years Carol developed health-related educational trainings for the Wisconsin Hospital Association and later, with Governor Jim Doyle’s administration, for the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance. There she worked with a team of law enforcement officers, health professionals and advocates against domestic violence, again developing trainings under the Violence Against Women Act. Spare time found Carol volunteering in the community. The Keweenaw has been a wonderful life transition, where Carol enjoys time with her family and friends, and hikes and snowshoes the Masto Hihto trails with her English Springer, Maggie. “Working at Omega House fulfills a lifelong desire to do good work and help sustain hospice care, a much needed part of our health care system.” Contact Carol if you want to discuss fundraising events.
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