The mission of PCC is to provide Michigan residents with education, counseling and guidance through the parole and commutation process of the Michigan Department of Corrections. We exist to attract and maintain clients and to support the public interest community with education on lowering recidivism.
Annette grew up in Muskegon, Michigan and lived there until she moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan to raise her son with her husband Paul. Annette has always been a strong leader in support of her community. At the young age of 17 years old she was fortunate to share in an incredible experience of being a missionary in the country of Haiti working with a Christian medical team. This became a pivotal turning point in her life where her love as a humanitarian became an inseparable part of her. Later in life, Annette began to build a real estate business as a Broker, and always had time to devote to her community with the Chamber of Commerce, serving on city boards and non-profit organizations. She was also a civic leader for the Jaycees Organizations serving as a chairperson of many projects and then the Board of Directors as well as the Foundation Board. Her last positions with the Jaycees were as the 70th President and then later, Chairman of Board.
One of Annette’s dreams is to obtain her license to practice law; she is currently on the road to this success. Establishing PCC is part of Annette’s overall plan to incorporate her world knowledge and expertise towards the benefit and help towards others. Prison spending reform is now a platform for her community involvement. Spending taxpayer’s dollars on locking people away without offering rehabilitation does not make common dollar sense. As the prison system currently stands today, the Great State of Michigan as well as our country abound needs to embrace strict changes before it spirals out of control. There has to be a blend of incarceration, rehabilitation and release that needs to have community responsibility as the end blend. With 80% of the individuals being released into society, the community needs to take responsibility for the rehabilitation; housing and employment so that the community does not spend dollars on housing incarcerated individuals for a lifetime. PCC is the out of the box idea to bring this concept to fruition.
Having the experience of working within the Michigan Department of Corrections with commutations, motions, and parole hearings first hand, Annette has experienced and understands the frustration that can come of not knowing the facts. Having a loved one on the inside can prove to be the experience of someone that understands that one voice can be heard. She believes that everyone deserves the value of correct information and how to prove themselves to be granted freedom when the time is right.