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
Janessa Gomez
Family Service Coordinator
Yolanda Lee
Shelter Support Staff
Mary Peralta
Shelter Program Manager
Cassandra Pinder
Family Service Coordinator
Tom Split
Shelter Support
Amanda Sterzick
Shelter Program Manager
Abbey Wallace
Shelter Program Manager
Molly Wiersma
Director of Emergency Services

Family Engagement & Stabilization Team

LyRee Adams
Family Engagement & Stabilization Coordinator
Takenya Coleman
Family Engagement & Stabilization Coordinator
Gjenikwa Gonzales
Family Engagement & Stabilization Coordinator
Rachel Siebert
Family Engagement & Stabilization Coordinator
Mackenzie Vilmont
Family Engagement & Stabilization Coordinator
Kelsy Vining
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
Landlord Advocate

Finance Team

Jessica Sheldon
Director of Finance & Operations
Heather Burnette
Accounting Assistant
Vice President of Finance

Development Team

Kate O’Keefe
Director of Development and Community Engagement
Chelsea Jandernoa
Community Development Manager
Andrea Robinson
Annual Fund Manager

Support Team

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