Our Board

Board of Directors

President Karen Ricketts
Foremost Insurance Company
Vice President Susan Stoddard
Eastbrook Homes
Treasurer Darren McKnight
Stryker
Secretary Crystel Imperi
Fifth Third Bank
Cheryl Schuch
Family Promise of Grand Rapids
Trenessa Allen
Grand Rapids Housing Commission
Amanda Brand
Mindscape
Tenisa Frye
Farmers Insurance Group
Renee Mika
Cherry Health
Michael Moody
Johnson Center For Philanthropy at GVSU
Laura Morris
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Karina Zarate
Paradigm Design

Advisory Board

Michael Sytsma – Chair
Laurie Beard
Ellie Frey
Steve Heacock
Shelley Irwin
Carl Jandernoa
Patrick Miles

Our Staff

Emergency Services Team

Lisa Cruden
Vice President of Programs
Donna Evans
Operations & Program Specialist
Family Service Coordinator
Shelter Support Staff
Cassandra Mehari
Pathway Home Program Manager
Tom Split
Shelter Support
Amanda Sterzick
IHN North Kent Program Manager
Abbey Wallace
IHN Grand Rapids Program Manager
Molly Wiersma
Director of Emergency Services
Jaymie Tibbits
AmeriCorps Member
Cammie Arsulowicz
Shelter Support Staff
Mallory Ignasiak
Shelter Support Staff
Angela Buggs
Americorps Member

Family Engagement & Stabilization Team

LyRee Adams
Family Engagement & Stabilization Coordinator
Takenya Coleman
Family Engagement & Stabilization Coordinator
Gjenikwa Gonzales
Family Engagement & Stabilization Coordinator
Mary Peralta
Family Engagement & Stabilization Manager
Family Engagement & Stabilization Coordinator
Mackenzie Vilmont
Family Engagement & Stabilization Coordinator

Housing Team

Jim Davis
Director of Housing
Jim Drath
PIH & Housing Program Manager
Seth Caldwell
PIH Business Development Specialist
Jamie Sible
PIH Project Coordinator
Julia Ervin
Landlord Advocate
Chris Stiltner
Repair and Maintenance Technician
Alex Gould
Repair and Maintenance Technician

Finance Team

Aurelia Bouwhuis
Vice President of Finance
Jessica Sheldon
Director of Contracts & Compliance
Heather Burnette
Accounting Assistant

Development Team

Kate O’Keefe
Director of Development and Community Engagement
Lily Fossel
Community Development Manager
Kelsy Vining
Kelsy Vining
Congregational Development Manager
Andrea Robinson
Annual Fund Manager

Support Team

Cheryl Schuch
CEO
Lisa Valk
COO
Francisco Calderon
Vice President of Business Intelligence
Office Administrator