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.

Board Members


Abeba Berhane, MD
Academic General Pediatrician,
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
MSU College of Human Medicine

Arthur Betancourt
CEO / Founder, AE Betancourt Inc.

Eric Brown
LINC Community Revitalization Inc.

Preston Burrell
Account Executive, Lighthouse Group

Richard Clanton
Retired Mayor, City of Kentwood
Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh
Pedagogical Leader and
CEO Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Tracey Fountain
Financial Assistance Director,
Kent County Department of Health and Human Services.

Misti Stanton
AVP Diversity & Inclusion Officer,
Mercantile Bank

Amirah Vosburgh
Manager of School and Community Partnerships,
Grand Valley State University Charter Schools Office

Andrew Vredenburg
Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Board Members


Abeba Berhane, MD
Academic General Pediatrician,
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
MSU College of Human Medicine

Arthur Betancourt
CEO / Founder, AE Betancourt Inc.

Eric Brown
LINC Community Revitalization Inc.

Preston Burrell
Account Executive, Lighthouse Group

Richard Clanton
Retired Mayor, City of Kentwood
Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh
Pedagogical Leader and
CEO Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Tracey Fountain
Financial Assistance Director,
Kent County Department of Health and Human Services.

Misti Stanton
AVP Diversity & Inclusion Officer,
Mercantile Bank

Amirah Vosburgh
Manager of School and Community Partnerships,
Grand Valley State University Charter Schools Office

Andrew Vredenburg
Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Standing Committees

Advocacy Committee Chair
Andrew Vredenburg

Communications Chair
Misti Stanton

Finance Committee Chair
Eric Brown

Fund Development Committee Co-Chair
Amirah Vosburgh

Program Committee Chair
TBD

Dana Boals

Founding Board President and Past Board Member


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

Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh

Board Member


Founder/CEO, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Standing Committees


Advocacy Committee Chair
Andrew Vredenburg

Communications Chair
Misti Stanton

Finance Committee Chair
Eric Brown

Fund Development Committee Co-Chair
Amirah Vosburgh

Program Committee Chair
TBD

Dana Boals

Founding Board President and Past Board Member


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

Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh

Board Member


Founder/CEO, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative