Board of Directors

Chair: Brian Murray – Fifth Third Bank
Vice Chair:  Michael Bohnsack – Bohnsack & Associates
Secretary: Seth Ashby – Varnum LLP
Treasurer: Joe Ponstein – Ernst & Young LLP
President: Wendy Wigger
Becky Anderson – Edward Jones
David Brown – Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Michigan
Cathy Cooper – Meijer
Noel Dean – Lowell Public Schools and Addix, LLC
Janet Nisbett – Retired, Fifth Third Bank
Dave Veneklase – Davenport University
Carl Wiegand – Amway



Deb Bailey – Steelcase, Inc.
Twink Frey – Nokomis Foundation
Susan J. Smith –Freelance Writer
Along with hundreds of outstanding community members, organizations, and volunteers!


Wendy Wigger


Melissa Budzynski, MSW, LMSW – Program Staff
Emma Buss – Events Coordinator
Leigh Conard – Finance Director
Auna Dwelle-Olson – Program and Admin Coordinator
Kelsey Gerber – Business Manager
Deb Graham – Administrative Staff
Lindsay Jousma, MSW, LMSW – Director of Program Operations
Molly Keating, SD, MA – Program Staff
John Lovell – Building and Grounds Manager
Ben Mepham – Volunteer Program, Lead Coordinator
Beth Nelson, MSW, LMSW – Clinical Manager
Mitchell Neubert – Sponsorship Manager
Sandi Oosse, MSW, LMSW – Program Staff
Julie Petrie, MA – Program Staff
Emily Robertson – Kitchen Coordinator
Joanne Roehm – Director of Strategic Initiatives & LaughFest
Shawn Ruetz- Director of Development & Engagement
Beth Shepherd, MSW, LMSW – Program Staff
Des Shuert – Building and Grounds Staff
Pam Strebel – Housekeeper
Dorace Van Meurs, MSW, LMSW – Clinical Program Director
Chris Van Raalte – Finance Assistant
Daryl Vogel – Vice President of Development
Tracey Whiting, BSW – Minority Program Coordinator