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

Gary Pollitz, LMSW, ACSW

Gary 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
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
Joan Schultz, RN
Brittany Pollitz, Intake Coordinator
Sherry Speer, Administrative Assistant
Suzanne Ferris, Chief Administrative Officer

Memberships & Affiliations

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