Tom Pettit is the Director of the RCCOA and holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Central Michigan University with concentrations in Food Service Administration and Nutrition. Having grown up in Ferndale, he moved to the area in 1985 and attended Kirtland Community College and then Central Michigan University. After graduating from CMU, Tom worked as a Certified Dietary Manager at Grayling Nursing Center where he was responsible for the food service operation and nutritional status of the residents. In 2003 he moved to Florida and managed the food service department at an assisted living facility until returning to the area in 2006. He has been employed with the agency since 2008 and has been the director since 2013. Tom has been married for two years and is a home owner in Houghton Lake.