Meet our FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT staff

Schedule a free financial counseling appointment!  Online: https://www.schedulicity.com Phone: (517) 483-4550

Photo of Velma Kyser
Program Manager
Work Phone: (517) 449-5842

Biographical Info

Velma Kyser joins the Financial Empowerment Center after 33 years in the banking industry, where she was a tireless advocate for “banking the unbanked”.  Velma is well-known for her community service efforts.  She and her husband have volunteered for the City’s Mobile Food Pantry for the last seven years, and Velma is a member of the Allen Neighborhood Center board of directors.

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Photo of Sonia Diallo
Financial Counselor

Biographical Info

Sonia Diallo joins the Center after working with the City of Lansing on the Homeless Management Information System and with experience providing counseling through local nonprofits. English is Sonia’s seventh language, and she conducts counseling sessions in French and German!

Updated 7 months ago. Return to top.
Photo of Tammy Beckwith
Financial Counselor
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