Board of Directors

As a nonprofit, our dedicated board of directors play
an integral role in how we operate.

Their commitment to our cause has allowed us to see great success in such a short time.

As a nonprofit, our dedicated board of directors play
an integral role in how we operate.

Their commitment to our cause has allowed us to see great success in such a short time.

Jackie Nickel

President


Chief Marketing Officer for the Americas Region, Amway Corporation

Annemarie Valdez

Vice President


President / CEO at First Steps

Misti Stanton

Secretary


Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Mercantile Bank

Eric Brown

Treasurer


LINC Community Revitalization Inc.

Dana Boals

Founding President and Board Member


Owner, Ferguson’s Lawn Equipment, Fireplace and Stove Center

Bill Bennett

Immediate Past President and Board Member


Founder/CEO, Otterbase

Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh

Board Member


Founder/CEO, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
 
Board Member – Abeba Berhane, MD
Academic General Pediatrician, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, MSU College of Human Medicine

Board Member – Arthur Betancourt
CEO / Founder, AE Betancourt Inc.

Board Member – Preston Burrell
Account Executive, Lighthouse Group

Board Member – Jordan Carson
Co-Host, WOOD TV 8/WOTV 4

Board Member – Liliana Garcia
Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager, Chemical Bank

Board Member – Amirah Vosburgh
Program, Development and Marketing, GVSU

Board Member – Andrew Vredenburg
Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Committees


Advocacy Committee Chair – Andrew Vredenburg
Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Communications Chair – Misti Stanton
Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Mercantile Bank

Jordan Carson, Host WOOD TV 8

Finance Committee Chair – Eric Brown
LINC Community Revitalization Inc.

Fund Development Committee Co-Chair – Amirah Vosburgh
Manager of School and Community Partnerships, Grand Valley State University Charter Schools Office

Fund Development Committee Co- Chair – Ryan Waselewsky
Morgan Stanley

Program Committee Chair - Celeste Sanchez
Program Manager, Strong Beginnings