Family Hope Foundation Board of Directors

Family Hope Foundation is an all-volunteer run organization.  Our talented Board of Directors includes business leaders, legal and financial professionals, field practitioners, educators, community leaders and parents of children with special needs, all driven to make a difference.



2016 Board of Directors

Jane Eppard
Hart and Cooley, Inc
Holland, MI

Lara Kitts
Community Volunteer
Ada, MI
Peg Beall
Kandu, Inc.-Retired
Spring Lake, MI
Brenda K. Pavlak, CPA
Monroe, Sweeris & Tromp, PLC
West Olive, MI

Sarah Vander Baan
Choice School Associates and MIChoice
Ada, MI

Colby Bardin, Esq.
Community Volunteer
Grand Rapids, MI
June Gothberg, Ph.D
Western Michigan University
Battle Creek, MI
Christine Gribble
Christine Wedding and Portrait Design, owner
Grand Rapids, MI
Nancy Helder
Community Volunteer
Holland, MI
Stacie Hoey
Community Volunteer
Holland, MI

Kimberly Koele
West Ottawa Public Schools
Holland, MI

Chris Kuhl
Northwestern Mutual
Wyoming, MI

Maggi Niemi, SLP
National Heritage Academy
Grand Rapids, MI
Michael Rios
Edward Jones, AAMS
Grand Rapids, MI

Jamie Rockhold
Hamilton Community Schools
Hamilton, MI

Jonathan Tromp
Monroe, Sweeris & Tromp, PLC
Byron Center







Can you imagine the joy we felt when we received news that we were receiving a scholarship from Family Hope Foundation to help pay for Grace's Occupational Therapy at The Center for Childhood Development? Steven and I still get emotional talking about this today. Family Hope Foundation understands the emotional and financial strain that comes with helping a child with special needs.

The scholarship was the difference between our daughter continuing to develop her skills or experiencing setbacks during her fundamental years. Thank you for believing in Grace and making this dream a reality for so many families.

-The Kolenda Family