Board of Directors & Staff

Maggie Varney

Founder & CEO, Wigs 4 Kids

Maggie Varney, Founder & CEO of Wigs 4 Kids has been in the beauty industry for over 40 years and has been a successful business owner and entrepreneur for over 25 years. Maggie has been inducted into the Macomb County Hall of Fame and was honored with the Art Van Hope Award for the work she has accomplished for Wigs 4 Kids. Also, as the President & Owner of Go Green, a socially responsible and eco-friendly full-service salon, Maggie continues to be an exemplary active member of the community.  

As a Michigan certified technician of the national Look Good Feel Better Adult & Teen Programs for over 25 years, Maggie volunteers her time and talent to teach cancer patients how to deal with the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy & radiation.  For her dedication and comprehensive understanding of the importance of self-image, she was awarded the 2003 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners. 

Maggie noticed a need to help young people and families in their struggle with health challenges causing hair loss. Utilizing her passion and expertise in the beauty industry, along with her business development experience, Maggie founded Wigs 4 Kids in October, 2003. Wigs 4 Kids provides wigs & support services at no charge to Michigan children experiencing hair loss as a result of illness and treatment.  Wigs 4 Kids received the “Governor’s Service Award” for Exemplary Community Service in 2007. Maggie Varney was honored by the Detroit News as a “Michiganian of the Year” in 2009 & has received the Champion’s Award from the Optimist Club.

In 2010, Wigs 4 Kids Wellness Center & Salon opened the doors to further assist the children of Michigan.  In the Center, Wigs 4 Kids offers emotional, psychological and social support where kids participate in art & music therapy, nutrition, and self-empowerment activities. Field trips and counseling on an individual and family basis is also provided at no charge to the kids and their families.

Maggie was also nominated for an Athena Award by the Macomb Chamber in 2012. She was recently honored in 2014 as a Molina Healthcare Community Champion and was nominated for a People’s Choice Award in the category of Favorite Nonprofit Executive Director from Leadership Macomb. In 2015, Maggie received the prestigious National Association of Professional Women’s VIP Woman of the Year Award.


Wigs 4 Kids Board of Directors

Cheryl Collier

VICE PRESIDENT; White Castle, District Supervisor and Local Marketing Representative

Ron Frederick

SECRETARY; St. Clair Shores City Councilman

Stuart Nathan

TREASURER; Physician’s Assistant

Anne Nicolazzo

MEMBER AT LARGE; Lanzen Inc, Office Manager and Wigs 4 Kids Photographer


Wigs 4 Kids Advisory Board

Bobby Bielat, Realtor

Keller Williams Realty

Kim Mercier, Oncology Social Worker

St John Macomb

Mary Sarcheck, Cosmetology Teacher

Warren Woods Tower Cosmetology

Pete Tranchida, Attorney at Law

Private Practice

Carol Visconti, VP of Member Services

Extra Credit Union


Wigs 4 Kids Honorary Board

  • Dana Camphous-Peterson
  • Tom Giftos
  • William & Susan Goulette
  • Reverend Sandy Hess
  • Bob & Nancy Hison
  • Earl Stilson & Katherine Shuler
  • Wayne & Joan Webber
  • Dr. Jim White

Wigs 4 Kids Youth Board

  • Maggie Varney, Director
  • Mary Burchett, Co-chair
  • Victoria Zaharia, Vice Chair
  • Megan Hannigan, Treasurer
  • Emily Gaugier, Member at Large
  • Jaeleen Davis, Member at Large
  • Sarah Hannigan, Member at Large
  • Rachel Hollander, Member at Large
  • Ryan Zaharia, Member at Large

Wigs 4 Kids Staff

  • Jennifer Fisher, Development Director
  • Christina Yacheson, Finance Administrator
  • Heather March, Office Assistant
  • Jackie Park, Administrative Assistant
  • Bobbi Menke, Executive Assistant to the CEO
  • Emina Didic, Finance Assistant

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