Family Hope Foundation Board of Directors

Family Hope Foundation has a committed, talented, and diverse Board of Directors which includes business leaders, and financial professionals, field practitioners, educators, community leaders and parents of children with special needs, all driven to make a difference and help your child succeed.



2020 Board of Directors and Staff

Jane Eppard
Executive Director
Holland, MI
Heidi Sarber
Program Coordinator
Jenison, MI
Matt Lepard
Lepco Holdings, LLC
Holland, MI
Peg Beall
Kandu, Inc.- Retired
Spring Lake, MI
Erica Babbs
Ada, MI
Erin Welsh
ShowSpan, Inc
Grand Rapids, MI
Catie Cordero
Published Author and Illustrator
Zeeland, MI
Christine Gribble
Christine Wedding and Portrait Design, Owner
Grand Rapids, MI
Kimberly Koele
West Ottawa Public Schools
Holland, MI
Maggi Niemi, MA CCC-SLP
Community Volunteer
Grand Rapids, MI
Michael Rios, AAMS
Edward Jones
Grand Rapids, MI
Jamie Rockhold
Hamilton Community Schools
Hamilton, MI
Kristi Scheneman
Hudsonville Public Schools
Holland, MI
Sarah Vander Baan
Choice Schools Associates
Ada, MI
Lori Vander Ploeg, RN
Community Volunteer
Hudsonville, MI






 It's not difficult for us to imagine where our son might be if we hadn't learned about the developmental issues he would face early on, and begin the continual process of getting him all the treatment and support we could find to help him grow and learn. Even though he has delays and struggles to process information, his instincts are amazing and his sense of humor is witty and silly. We very much appreciate the generous support from Family Hope Foundation, for helping to ease the financial strain that comes with building our son's future. It is so comforting to know there are people who understand just how important this support is to families. Watching our son grown and learn these past years – understanding the many challenges he's faced – we can't help but be extremely thankful for all the encouragement he's received. It's a blessing to not be focused on where he might be, but inspired by how far he's come, and encouraged by what he will achieve next.

-The Weaver Family