May Trainings

Training: You Matter! Your mental health matters. (55 Minutes) (10 am)

Trainer: Sarah Fappas

Let’s take a deeper look at thoughts and how they relate to feelings, behavior, and your well-being.

Trainer Bio

Sarah Fappas is a Master’s level Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) focusing on helping clients, children and adults, build a healthy concept of themselves and others, as well as, create safe, non-toxic, understanding relationships with others. Her passion is helping people who have been through or are going through a traumatic or stressful experience find their path to healing and recovery. She treats mental health issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, ADHD, self regulation, phase of life issues, relationship issues, grief/loss, and stress management. She is currently in her 14th year working as a psychotherapist at Ascension Eastwood Behavioral Health where she offers kind, non judgmental, safe space for my clients to share their experiences, find solutions, and discover their true selves. She is fascinated about the advancements made in neuroscience and research and how to apply findings to current treatment. She received my MSW and a BA in Psychology from Wayne State University.

Training: Interview Like a BOSS (55 Minutes) (11 am)

Trainer: Noelle Nachreiner

Landing a job interview is exciting, but it’s really just the beginning. Learn how to nail any interview you pursue – from what to wear, to how to respond to those dreaded questions, Noelle will teach you the fundamentals of successful interviewing that will help you land your dream job or anything else you may be vying for. By the end of this session you will be ready to interview like a BOSS!

Trainer Bio

Noelle Nachreiner may not have a Human Resources background, but she is a master at killing job interviews, once going from first interview to job offer in less that one week. Noelle has pro tips to share which will help you ace interviews and leave the interviewer asking when you can start! In June, Noelle was offered a position perfectly tailored to her skills – serving as a development manager and leading the efforts of the Michigan Ag Council to build trust in Michigan’s farmers among consumers. This unique opportunity brought her back to her home state of Michigan after 15 years, where she resides in Charlotte with her husband Ian and dog, Hank the Tank. Noelle served as the 98th National President for JCI USA in 2018 and is a member of the Livonia Junior Chamber. She is Senator #76567 and a Life Member of JCI USA.

Programming Training: (55 minutes) (1 pm)

Title: The Secret Life of the Worker bee

Description: Develop the skills and learn the insights needed to be an effective board member. Engage with experts to learn the secrets of operating your hive through breakout sessions for our areas of opportunities. 


Membership Training: (55 Minutes) (2 pm)

Join the membership team for a fun and informative time.


Training: Opportunities in JCI (Noon)

Trainers: Carena Townsend, Steve Fappas and Steve Pickelmann
Are you thinking about moving up on your local board? Want to know how to join the JCI Michigan board? Want to learn more about the opportunities available at all levels of JCI? If you answer maybe or yes to any of these questions, this is the training for you. Join D3 Director Carena Townsend, Immediate Past President Steve Fappas and Primary National Advisor/92nd Past President Steve Pickelmann to learn more about serving in leadership roles with JCI.

Carena Townsend has been a member of the Ann Arbor Jaycees since 2011 and currently serves as the 2020 JCI Michigan District 3 Director. Carena has served on her local board as Director (2013 and 2015) and Membership VP (2014) before deciding to follow her dreams and live abroad. For 2 years she lived in Prague and Hong Kong while pursuing her Masters in International Business before returning to Ann Arbor. Carena immediately jumped back into her local chapter serving on the BOD as Membership VP (2018) and President (2019). She is a Stark, Peacock, Lichwala and Luthy award recipient. When not planning or creating fun projects, Carena is traveling the globe and playing

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