Our Team


Mareck Family & Geriatric Services is comprised of master-level social workers and bachelor-level social workers, with expertise in dealing with the multi-dimensional needs of older adults. Established in 1996, Mareck Family & Geriatric Services has both the experience and training necessary to help older adults and their families with aging-related needs. Our team, led by Gary Pollitz, LMSW, ACSW, consists of dedicated, caring counselors who are avalable for you:



Gary Pollitz sized 2Gary Pollitz, LMSW, ACSW, graduated from Michigan State University and holds the Academy of Certified Social Workers accreditation. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Former Member of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter Board, Michigan Society of Gerontology and the Tri-County Office on Aging Advisory Board. His areas of special interest include: gerontology, homebound in-home counseling and severe medical and mental illness.



Gloria Thomas, LMSW, ACSW, CSW-G

David Purvis, LMSW, ACSW

John Kroneman, LMSW, ACSW

Marilyn Newman, LBSW

Rebecca Cawood, LMSW

Karen Patrick, LMSW

LeeAnn Cushion, LMSW

Karen Hogan, LMSW

Terri Sober, LMSW

Sue Nicholson, LMSW

Laurie deSilva, LMSW

Patricia Novicke, LMSW, M.Div.

Terry Ann Dennis-Kirk, LMSW

Sylvia Cruthers, LMSW

Rebecca DeCess, LMSW

Shannon Hayes, LMSW

Sally Purdy, LMSW

Laura Fox, LMSW

Frances Adams, LMSW

Joan Schultz, RN

Brittany Pollitz, Intake Coordinator

Sherry Speer, Administrative Assistant

Suzanne Ferris, Chief Administrative Officer



We believe that networking and education are an important part of our service to you. Therefore, we are members of many organizations and dedicated to continuing education.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Academy of Certified Social Workers

Michigan Society of Gerontology (MSG)

Alzheimer’s Association/Great Lakes Chapter

American Society on Aging

Tri-County Office on Aging Advisory Board

CAIR Advisory Board

Capitol Area Case Management Council