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.



2019 Board of Directors and Staff

Jane Eppard
Executive Director
Holland, MI
Karie Hoffer
Administrative Assistant
Grand Rapids, MI
Matt Lepard
CEO of Conpoto
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
Shelly Ellingboe
Spring Lake Public Schools
Spring Lake, 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
West Ottawa Public Schools 
Holland, MI
Sarah Vander Baan
Choice Schools Associates
Ada, MI







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