board of directors

Rita Rackmil-President


Robyn Javornisky- Vice Pres Open- Secretary

Raised by immigrants in a close-knit Lithuanian community on the south side of Chicago, Rita participated in Lithuanian scouts, Lithuanian school, choir and folk dancing groups.

Her father earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and encouraged Rita to pursue engineering because she liked Math. She obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rita worked as a technical sales engineer for over 20 years and stayed home to home-school their children for 14 years.  She & Chuck moved to Michigan when he got a job at Ford. They have been married for over 30 years and have 2 children - Laura, 22 and John, 19.

Rita was a leader in Student ministry at church twice in her life and enjoys close relationships with the girls she mentored who are married and have children of their own. She is involved in coaching women to flourish in their spiritual lives through the Navigators Ministry and her church.

Rita is very enthusiastic about helping ladies of all ages find freedom, purpose and significance in a relationship with Christ, just as she did when she was in her 30’s. People say God’s love flows through her and that her joy is contagious.

Robyn Javornisky- Vice President

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Robyn was born and raised in Southeast Michigan.  She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics.  She has held a number of positions in advertising and marketing including nine years as Director of Marketing Communications with Electronic Data Systems at their office in Troy, Michigan.  In the early part of the twenty-first century Robyn started a new career as a real estate agent.  She has successfully represented buyers and sellers in the Ann Arbor area for eighteen years.

Robyn is bright and resourceful with a keen intuition.  She knows how to read the feelings behind the words people speak.  Robyn sees her work in real estate as an opportunity to help guide a person or family to the home for which they are searching, identifying those features that are most essential to her client.  She regularly goes above and beyond the basics of what is expected of a real estate agent, providing personal service to help make what can be a difficult transition, go smoothly.

Robyn is an active member of her church and serves in a pastoral role caring for others.  She also volunteers with several charitable organizations.  Robyn and her husband, Marty, share two children and five grandchildren.

Melissa Awasung Treasurer


Hello. My name is Melissa. I am excited to start my 1st year with Butterflies 15. I received my Bachelors
in Accounting in 2005. I went on to pursue another Bachelors of Science in Christian Ministries, in 2009. I
have done mission work in the Philippines and lived in South Korea as an English Teacher.
I feel honored to be a part of Butterflies 15. I believe in what they stand for. I believe in people and I
believe how God wants us to have peace. He loves us. I know there has been unwanted/undeserved
trauma with many individuals. It’s not fair. It’s not their fault. Despite all the difficulties, God has never
left our side.
When I was struck by a car, walking with a friend, I was badly injured, close to death. God never left me.
When I had hardship in my home life, God never left me. When I needed to find a way out of bad
situations, God found a way, every time. In every situation, God never left me.
God has always wanted to help me through my journey. Sometimes I let him, sometimes I didn’t. If we
allow Him to, he will. I am excited that Butterflies 15 has provided a way for us to get the help we need.
If there is anything, please ask.

want to become a board member?

before you sign-up please note these responsibilities:

  1. take attendance seriously. we         only meet once a month.

2. successfully carry out the position for a 2-year term.

3. provide support. may it be financially or event volunteering.

4. lastly, to support and help grow our mission! your advocacy will be the foundation of our organization.

What's next?

1. we will contact you back and request to schedule a meeting + your resume.

2. meet the board + express your interest in being a part of the board of directors 

3. after we meet we will contact you back with an approval to be a part of the board of directors! (Note: No guarantees)

4. then you'll attend our next board meeting! We're looking forward to having you a part of the team!

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