Phil Douma is a native of Petoskey. He attended Albion College and received his B.A. from Michigan State University. For two years, Phil worked for then-Congressman Bob Davis (R-Gaylord) in Washington D.C.
PRE-PAID FUNERAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATOR
Judy joined MFDA in 1988, assisting the Membership Secretary and Preneed Administrator. In Nov of 1990, she was promoted to Master Escrow Plan™ Administrator.
MEMBER SERVICES COORDINATOR
Amy joined the MFDA staff 2000, as the receptionist and in 2001 took the position of Member Services Coordinator. In May of 2007, Amy became the licensed agent for MFDA's new Insurance Agency, Memorial Insurance Agency.
Sandy West joined the MFDA staff in 1998 as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and in 2000 was promoted to Office Manager.
She previously worked for Scofes, Kindsvatter & Associates and the Michigan Chemical Council and has over 22 years of association experience.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DIRECTOR
Prior to Cana Garrison joining MFDA in 2011, she held several key positions in the State Legislature. Cana started in 2002 working for State Representative Paul DeWeese, M.D. (R-Williamston), before becoming a political campaign manager. Following the campaign, she became a Legislative Assistant for Rep. Gary Woronchak (R-Dearborn) primarily dealing with constituent inquiries and district outreach. Fast forward to January 2005—Cana became the Legislative Director for Rep. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) dealing with many complex policy issues. In 2010, Cana became Chief of Staff for Senator Jones. In that capacity, she managed the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Republican Caucus meetings, legislation before the full Senate for the Senator, and an entire Senate office. Cana is now the conduit between MFDA members and the legislative and executive branches of government.
Cana is also a member of the Michigan Air National Guard. Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Garrison currently serves in the 217 Air Operations Group at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base as an Air Transportation Craftsman. Cana is a proud Michigan State Spartan having majored in Geography and currently resides in Grand Ledge with a Basset hound named Lucy.