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


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


Vice-Chair
Richard Clanton
Retired Mayor, City of Kentwood


Secretary
Cynthia Droog
Vice President, Global Communications, Amway


Treasurer
Amy DeLeeuw
CFO and Treasurer, Michigan Public Power Agency
 

Amy DeLeeuw
CFO and Treasurer, Michigan Public Power Agency

Cynthia Droog
Vice President, Global Communications, Amway

Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh
Pedagogical Leader and
CEO Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Lynn Iacopelli


Annemarie Valdez
President / CEO - First Steps Kent

Andrew Vredenburg
Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Board Members


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


Vice-Chair
Richard Clanton
Retired Mayor, City of Kentwood


Secretary
Cynthia Droog
Vice President, Global Communications, Amway


Treasurer
Amy DeLeeuw
CFO and Treasurer, Michigan Public Power Agency
 

Amy DeLeeuw
CFO and Treasurer, Michigan Public Power Agency

Cynthia Droog
Vice President, Global Communications, Amway

Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh
Pedagogical Leader and
CEO Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Lynn Iacopelli


Annemarie Valdez
President / CEO - First Steps Kent

Andrew Vredenburg
Attorney, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC

Standing Committees

Advocacy Committee Chair
Andrew Vredenburg

Communications & Fund Development Chair
Cynthia Droog

Finance Committee Chair
Amy DeLeeuw

Program Committee Chair
Amirah Vosburgh

Board Development
Annemarie Valdez and Andrew Vredenburg

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 & Fund Development Chair
Cynthia Droog

Finance Committee Chair
Amy DeLeeuw

Program Committee Chair
Amirah Vosburgh

Board Development
Annemarie Valdez and Andrew Vredenburg

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