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
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
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







 Our son Gramm has Spina Bifida. Through a scholarship from Family Hope Foundation, he is receiving therapy from Amy Wallenburg at 1 Plus 1 therapy. We could sense Amy's commitment and determination from the very beginning. That assurance revealed itself following one of Gramm's latest intensive therapy sessions. He is now beginning to walk around home and church with only one cane—using his free hand to carry a book or hold his mom's hand. What an indescribable joy!

-The Hulst Family