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

  • Michael Rosloniec 1153 Resize

    Michael Rosloniec

    Chair

    Family Wealth/Institutional Consulting Director

    Graystone Consulting

  • Kathy Vogelsang 0828 Resize

    Kathleen B. Vogelsang

    Vice Chair

    Director-Chief Investment Officer

    Van Andel Institute

  • Christina Keller 1110 Resize

    Christina Keller

    Immediate Past Chair

    President CBT

    Cascade Engineering

  • Kyle Caldwell 0656 Resize

    Kyle D. Caldwell

    President & CEO

    Council of Michigan Foundations

  • Grcf Clara Kilburn 0007 Resize

    Clara Kilburn

    West Michigan Aviation Academy

  • Tom Kyros 1159 Resize

    Thomas Kyros

    Executive Partner

    Varnum, LLP

  • Emily Loeks 0736 Resize

    Emily Loeks

    Director of Community Affairs & Public Relations

    Loeks Theatres, Inc.

  • Ana Ramirez Saenz 0128 Resize

    Ana Ramirez-Saenz

    Founder and CEO

    La Fuente Consulting LLC

  • Carlos Sanchez 0631 Resize

    Carlos Sanchez

    Director, Latino Business and Economic Development Center

    Ferris State University

  • Grcf  Ric Roane 90 Resize

    Ric Roane

    Partner

    Warner Norcross & Judd

  • Amy Ruis 0598 Resize

    Amy Ruis

    Owner

    Art of the Table and Aperitivo

  • Grcf Renee Williams 0015 Resize For Web

    Renee Williams

    Senior Vice President, Community Development

    Huntington Bank

Our Committees

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

Advisory Council

  • Caitlin Townsend Lamb, chair
  • Brandy Arnold
  • Craig Clark
  • Stephanie Doublestein
  • Brent Geers
  • Candy Isabel
  • Nakia Kyler
  • Kyle Lim
  • Bryant Mitchell
  • Tim Mroz
  • Jennifer Pascua
  • Melissa Powell
  • Mary Reagan Shapton
  • Eddie T.L.Tadlock
  • Dave Thompson
  • Shaun Shira, staff


African American Heritage Fund

  • Kenneth James, chair
  • Beverly A. Drake, immediate past chair
  • Jeff Chappell
  • Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham
  • Lauri S. Parks
  • Keyuana Rosemond
  • Aleka Thrash
  • Jonse Young - Staff

Audit

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

Challenge Scholars Dream Fund Committee

  • Chi Benedict
  • Travus Burton
  • Jayanna Carter
  • Isabel Garcia
  • Kiki Gary
  • Tennille Harkness
  • Jessica Maat
  • Antony Peña
  • Elyanah Ruiz
  • Pablo Eliseo Villalvazo
  • Jahan Webb
  • Jeremiah Weisman

Fund for Community Good Advisory Committee

  • Emily Loeks, chair
  • Mercedes Barragan
  • Jesse Bernal
  • George Davis III
  • DeDe Esque 
  • Brandy Lovelady Mitchell
  • Amy Ruis
  • Carlos Sanchez
  • Janean Couch, staff
  • Kate Schmid, staff


Impact Investment

  • Alex Caceres, Co-Chair 
  • Kyama Kitavi, Co-Chair 
  • Christina L. Keller
  • Michael G. Rosloniec 
  • Kathleen B. Vogelsang
  • Laurie Craft, staff
  • Stan Vander Roest, staff

Investment Review

  • Kathleen Vogelsang, chair
  • Bill Darooge
  • Joan Garety
  • Benjamin Irwin
  • Edward Mikolay
  • Kevin Patterson
  • Michael G. Rosloniec
  • Robert W. Roth
  • Lynne Black, staff
  • Diana Sieger, staff
  • Stan Vander Roest, staff

Latinx Advisory Committee

  • Carlos Sanchez, chair
  • Andres Abreu 
  • Alex Caceres
  • Sergio Cira-Reyes 
  • Guillermo Cisneros 
  • Claudia Covarrubias 
  • Omar Cuevas 
  • Ivette Melendez 
  • Alexis Reame 
  • Lea Tobar 
  • Rebeca Velazquez-Publes
  • Jenine Torres, staff

Our LGBTQ Fund

  • Michele McIsaac, chair
  • Holly Cole
  • Dr. Jason Franklin
  • Graci Harkema
  • David Heilman
  • Teri Jourdan
  • Marilyn Lankfer
  • Jill May
  • Mark Nettleton
  • Shelley Padnos
  • Dottie Rhodes
  • Carol Sarosik
  • Marilyn Zack, staff

Professional Advisory

  • Michelle Anthes 
  • Daniel Baas
  • Lori J. Baker
  • Jason Brinks
  • Robert Brower Jr.
  • Mandy Chardoul
  • Pamela Cross
  • Carl W. Dufendach
  • Christopher Edgar
  • Eric Fischer
  • Frederick Gaul
  • Brent Geers
  • Dirk Hoffius
  • Wendy Holtvluwer
  • Laura Jeltema
  • Neil Kimball
  • Bonnie Kopp
  • Thomas Kyros
  • Marilyn Lankfer
  • Dan Miller
  • Josh Pfennig 
  • Jeffrey Power
  • Laura Radle
  • Nick Reister
  • Thomas Roberts
  • Robert Schellenberg Jr.
  • Melissa Seguin 
  • Eric Smith
  • Michael Taylor
  • Molly Tupper Chelovich
  • Michael VanHaren
  • Marilyn Zack, staff

Scholarship

  • June Anderson
  • Ron Apol
  • Mary M. Appelt
  • Jennifer Bailey
  • Claudia Bajema
  • Beth Banta
  • Mercedes Barragan
  • Janeé L. Beville
  • Damon Bouwkamp
  • Kathy Boylon
  • Reed Bretz
  • Myra Burton
  • Molly J. Tupper Chelovich
  • Sue Y. Chu
  • Leeann Clay
  • Beverly Clifford
  • Clay Coleman
  • Ty Cook
  • Chelsea M. Coretti
  • Joe Croft
  • Khumbo Croft
  • John D. Darling
  • Bill Darooge
  • Gwendolyn D. Dawkins
  • Maureen F. Dreher
  • Hugh Eisen
  • Jack Finn
  • Tess Gaibi-Vandongen
  • Patricia D. Gardner
  • Victoria Gibbs
  • Derether Greer
  • Daniel Groce
  • Kathy Hackett
  • Ty Hallock
  • Mary Hanson
  • Kenyatta Hill
  • Laura B. Huizenga
  • Jennifer Jackson
  • William Jackson
  • Jennifer L. Jordan
  • Cathryn Keating
  • Kurt F. Kimball
  • Shay Kraley
  • Marjorie Kuipers
  • Tammy Looman
  • Tim Lopez
  • Elias Lumpkins
  • Allen E. MacDonald
  • Nancy Maiquez
  • J. Joseph Mapes
  • Jon G. March
  • J. Stephen Marshall
  • Rodney D. Martin
  • Kimberly McKee
  • Diane McMillan
  • Pam E. Mitchell
  • David W. Morgenstern
  • Kenneth H. Morris
  • Rachel P. Mraz
  • Carol Muth
  • Patricia E. Newby
  • Peggy Novosad
  • Dan A. Oumedian
  • Chad Patton
  • Anke Pearson
  • Todd Peters
  • Jane Plaisted
  • Charles F. Pletcher
  • Susan Pocklington
  • Gary E. Pritchard
  • Laura M. Urzola Rivas
  • Richard A. Roane
  • Huemartin Robinson
  • Chaunte Rodgers
  • Kelli Rose
  • Chuck Ruffin
  • David M. Russell
  • Margaret E. Ryan
  • Frederick Sebulske
  • Amy Skogstrom
  • Matt Slagle
  • J. Patrick Smith
  • Corinne N. Sprague
  • Wendy L. Stock
  • Rebecca Strauss
  • Lorie Tensen
  • Beverly Thiel
  • Mark Thomson
  • Vertlee Trice
  • Erica Tuohy
  • Joy Uddin
  • Jacquelyn Vander Laan
  • Lou VanderHave
  • Diane VanderVeen
  • Lillian VanderVeen
  • Jade VanderVelde
  • Jolan Webster
  • Yilin Wendland-Liu
  • Barbara Wepman
  • Carol Werkema
  • James B. White
  • Lois Wilber
  • Carole Morgan Williams
  • Troy Yarbrough
  • Ruth Bishop, staff

Technology Advisory

  • Jeff Kissinger, chair
  • Laura Conrad
  • Bill Corkill
  • Ashima Saigal
  • Mark Slagle
  • Kelly Talsma 
  • Ann Puckett, staff
  • Stan Vander Roest, staff

Youth Grant

  • Antony Peña, co-chair, Union 
  • Christina Vann, co-chair, West Michigan Aviation Academy 
  • Kyle Austin, Grand Rapids Christian
  • Christian Baty, Grand Rapids Christian 
  • Ava BooydeGraaff, Grand Rapids Christian 
  • Stella BooydeGraaff, Grand Rapids Christian 
  • Zoe Braun, Forest Hills Northern 
  • Khya Carter, East Kentwood 
  • Carole Chee, Grand Rapids Christian 
  • Hope Chun, Grand Rapids Christian 
  • Noah Chun, Grand Rapids Christian 
  • Livia Deitrichson, Northview 
  • Ryleigh Fischer, Forest Hills Northern 
  • Caleeb Fisher, Grand River Preparatory Academy 
  • Cody Garrison, Union 
  • Dallas Hopson, Forest Hills Central 
  • Roman Jeffries, Forest Hills Eastern 
  • Midian Johnson, City 
  • Clara Kilburn, West Michigan Aviation Academy 
  • Kyle Korte, Forest Hills Eastern 
  • Brenda Lopez-Arreaga, West Michigan Aviation Academy 
  • Skylar Meyer, Innovation Central 
  • Jack Nelson, Grand Rapids Christian 
  • Kaylanna Ross, West Michigan Aviation Academy 
  • Natalee Ryder, Northview/Kent Innovation 
  • Kynade Sparks, East Kentwood 
  • Kyndle Sparks, East Kentwood 
  • Drew Theut, East Grand Rapids 
  • Alex Vaughn-Earvin, Forest Hills Central 
  • Pablo Eliseo Villalvazo, Union 
  • Lily Walker, Grand River Preparatory Academy
  • Erika VanDyke, staff

More about the YGC and its work here.