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

Misti Stanton

Secretary


Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Mercantile Bank

Eric Brown

Treasurer


LINC Community Revitalization Inc.

Bill Bennett

Immediate Past President and Board Member


Founder/CEO, Otterbase

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

Board Member - Celeste Sanchez
Program Manager, Strong Beginnings

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

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