Trustees + Committees

The People That Help us do Our Work

Meet our Board of Trustees and people that volunteer on the committees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation. 

TRUSTEES OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

  • Carlos Sanchez

    Chair

    Director, Latino Business and Economic Development Center

    Ferris State University

  • Christina Keller

    Vice Chair

    President

    Cascade Business Team

  • Laurie Finney Beard

    Immediate Past Chair

    Retired, Region President

    Old National Bank

  • Paul Keep

    Director of Philanthropy and Communications

    Catholic Charities of West Michigan

  • Thomas Kyros

    Executive Partner

    Varnum, LLP

  • Emily Loeks

    Director of Community Affairs

    Loeks Theatres, Inc.

  • John Lown

    Student

    Catholic Central High School

  • Ana Ramirez-Saenz

    Founder and CEO

    La Fuente Consulting LLC

  • Ric Roane

    Partner

    Warner Norcross & Judd

  • Michael Rosloniec

    Family Wealth/Institutional Consulting Director

    Graystone Consulting

  • Amy Ruis

    Owner

    Art of the Table and Aperitivo

  • Wayne Wilson

    Senior Vice President, Government Programs

    Priority Health

Our Committees

We're grateful to the community members who guide and advise us.

Investment Review

  • Kathleen Vogelsang, chair
  • Jason R. Brinks
  • Allan E. Hoekstra
  • Benjamin Irwin
  • Edward Mikolay
  • Peter M. Perez
  • Michael G. Rosloniec
  • Robert W. Roth
  • Wayne Wilson
  • Lynne Black, staff
  • Diana Sieger, staff
  • Stan Vander Roest, staff

Audit

  • Matt Osterhaven, chair
  • Lori Baker, 
  • David Centers
  • Thomas Kyros
  • Janice Oshinski
  • Carlos Sanchez
  • Lynne Black, staff
  • Diana Sieger, staff
  • Stan Vander Roest, staff

Community Action

  • Laurie Beard
  • Jesse Bernal
  • Christina Brewton
  • Wayman Britt
  • George Davis III
  • Paul Keep
  • Emily Loeks, chair
  • Brandy Lovelady Mitchell
  • Dottie Rhodes
  • Laurie Craft, staff
  • Kate Luckert Schmid, staff

Advisory Council

  • Ryan Slusarzyk, chair
  • Brandy Arnold
  • Christina Brewton
  • Craig Clark
  • Stephanie Doublestein
  • Brent Geers
  • Anel Guel
  • Cassandra Hayes
  • Nakia Kyler
  • Andrew LeBron
  • Jennifer Pascua
  • Mary Reagan Shapton
  • José Reyna
  • Moraima Ruiz
  • Eddie T.L.Tadlock
  • Dave Thompson
  • Caitlin Townsend Lamb
  • Shaun Shira, staff

African American Heritage Fund

  • Christina Arnold
  • Paul Doyle
  • Beverly Drake
  • Ellen James
  • Joe Jones
  • Alice Kennedy
  • Elias Lumpkins
  • Linda McCarter
  • Raqhelle Millbrooks
  • Lauri Parks
  • José Reyna
  • Carlos Sanchez
  • Bessie Ward
  • Austin Young
  • Jonse Young, staff

Challenge Scholars Advisory

  • Mel Atkins, Jr.
  • Mayda Bahmonde-Gunnell
  • Johnny M. Brann, Jr.
  • Dick Bulkowski
  • Sergio Cira-Reyes
  • Daniel Clark
  • Craig Datema
  • Paul Doyle
  • Carolyn Evans
  • Donna Ewigleben
  • Arthur Garner
  • Ron Gorman
  • Walter Gutowski
  • Mary Jo Kuhlman
  • Rachel Lopez
  • Terri McCarthy
  • Yazeed Moore
  • Karl Nelson
  • Rick Noel
  • Patricia Oldt
  • Pam Wells-Marcusse
  • Troy Wilbon
  • Cris Kutzli, staff

Our LGBT Fund

  • Carol Sarosik, chair
  • Jeanne Engelhart
  • Bryan Hoffman
  • Dr. Jason Franklin
  • Mira Krishnan
  • Marilyn Lankfer
  • Jill May
  • Shelley Padnos
  • Dottie Rhodes
  • Marilyn Zack, staff
  • Roberta King, staff

Professional Advisor

  • Daniel Baas
  • Lori J. Baker
  • Jason Brinks
  • Robert Brower Jr.
  • Mandy Chardoul
  • Pamela Cross
  • Carl W. Dufendach
  • Christopher Edgar
  • Eric Fischer
  • Charles Frayer
  • Frederick Gaul
  • Brent Geers
  • Dirk Hoffius
  • Thomas Jeakle
  • Neil Kimball
  • Bonnie Kopp
  • Thomas Kyros
  • Marilyn Lankfer
  • Dan Miller
  • Jeffrey Power
  • Laura Radle
  • Nick Reister
  • Thomas Roberts
  • Robert Schellenberg Jr.
  • Miles V. Schmidt, CPA
  • Eric Smith
  • Michael Taylor
  • Molly Tupper Chelovich
  • Michael VanHaren
  • Marilyn Zack, staff

Program Related Investment

  • Thomas Dandridge
  • Christina Keller
  • Patrick Lonergan
  • Bonnie Miller
  • Carlos Sanchez
  • Laurie Craft, staff

Scholarship

  • June Anderson
  • Ron Apol
  • Mary Appelt
  • Jennifer Bailey
  • Claudia Bajema
  • Beth Banta
  • Janeé Beville
  • Damon Bouwkamp
  • Kathy Boylon
  • Reed Bretz
  • Fredrick Briscoe
  • Myra Burton
  • Ellen Carpenter
  • Sue Chu
  • Patrick Clay
  • Jack Clifford
  • Clay Coleman
  • Lisa Cook
  • John Darling
  • William Darooge
  • Gwen Dawkins
  • Gail DeYoung
  • Decarto Draper
  • Charles Eardley
  • Hugh Eisen
  • Georgia Everse
  • Patricia Gardner
  • Victoria Gibbs
  • Dareather Greer
  • Daniel Groce
  • Kathy Hackett
  • Janet Haynes
  • Robert Hendrickson
  • Laura Huizenga
  • Jennifer Jordan
  • Cathryn Keating
  • Shay Kraley
  • Marjorie Kuipers
  • Israel Ledesma
  • Rodney Lewis
  • Tammy Looman
  • Elias Lumpkins
  • Marney MacAdam
  • J. Joseph Mapes
  • J. Stephen Marshall
  • Rodney Martin
  • Kimberly McKee
  • Diane McMillan
  • Pam Mitchell
  • Carole Morgan Williams
  • Kenneth Morris
  • David Muilenberg
  • Carol Muth
  • Patricia Newby
  • Peggy Novosad
  • Helen Oudendyk
  • Armen Oumedian
  • Carol Paine-McGovern
  • Chad Patton
  • Anke Pearson
  • Nancy Perez
  • Todd Peters
  • Salvatore W. Pirrotta
  • Jane Plaisted
  • Charles Pletcher
  • Virginia Proctor
  • Nancy Reahm
  • Susan Rios
  • Richard Roane
  • Huemartin Robinson
  • Jamiel Robinson
  • Chuck Ruffin
  • Laurie Russell
  • Margaret Ryan
  • Frederick Sebulske
  • Cleopatra Songa
  • Wendy Stock
  • Verlee Trice
  • Jacquelyn Vander Laan
  • Lou VanderHave
  • Diane VanderVeen
  • Lillian VanderVeen
  • Jade VanderVelde
  • Jeffrey VanWinkle
  • Barbara Wepman
  • Carol Werkema
  • James White
  • Fredericka Williams Hayes
  • Ruth Bishop, staff

Technology Advisory


  • Laura Conrad
  • Bill Corkill
  • Jeff Kissinger
  • Shawn Rathbun
  • Kelly Talsma
  • Andy Wolber
  • Ann Puckett, staff
  • Stan VanderRoest, staff

Youth Grant Committee

  • Payton Bidwell, Kent Innovation
  • Ava BooydeGraaff, Grand Rapids Christian
  • Madeira BooydeGraaff, Grand Rapids Christian
  • Imani Brigham, East Kentwood
  • Randall Bryant, Rockford
  • Khya Carter, East Kentwood
  • Adriana Cross, Northview
  • Livia Dietrichson, East Grand Rapids
  • Deunique Dorris, City High
  • Jaquawn Dorris, City High
  • Trey Droste, City High
  • Joseph Felkers, Catholic Central
  • Cody Garrison, Union High
  • Aiden Hascall, Forest Hills Central
  • Ava Hascall, Forest Hills Central
  • Jake Kooyer, Northview
  • Mackenzie Kraus, West Catholic
  • John Lown, Catholic Central
  • Sarah Mackson, East Grand Rapids
  • Bryan Marmol, West Michigan Aviation Academy
  • Denali Mayweather, East Grand Rapids
  • Emily Nelson, Grand Rapids Christian
  • James Ozinga, Calvin Christian
  • Harumi Patzy, Northview
  • Antony Pena, Union High
  • Lauren Rechner, Forest Hills Eastern
  • Anna Rosloniec, Catholic Central
  • Natalee Ryder, Northview/Kent Innovation
  • Christina Vann, West Michigan Aviation Academy
  • Riley Wilson, City High
  • Ethan Wolter, East Grand Rapids
  • Macie Zack, East Grand Rapids
  • Cris Kutzli, staff
  • Janean Couch, staff