Financial Empowerment Staff

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

Velma Kyser

Velma Kyser

Program Manager

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.

Work Phone: (517) 449-5842
Work Email:  vkyser@cristoreycommunity.org 

Tammy Beckwith

Tammy Beckwith

Financial Counselor

Sonia Diallo

Sonia Diallo

Financial Counselor

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.