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We are grateful for the experience, vision, and leadership of our Board of Directors and Advisory Council.
These local business and community leaders generously lend their knowledge and time to help us achieve our mission.

Board of Directors 2021

Jordan Buning

President, Executive Team

Tammy Schnyders

Vice President, Secretary, Executive/ Advancement/ Program Teams

Cal Palmbos

Finance Team


Karla VanderBaan

Advancement Team

Rick Kosla

Advancement/HR Teams

Jennifer Kolenda

Finance Team

Ralph Vanderveen

Facilities Team

Mike Smith

HR Team

Larissa Van Putten

Treasurer, Executive/Finance Teams 

Art Opperwall

Executive Director, Executive/HR/Finance/Advancement/Program/Facilities teams

Advisory Council

Providing Support and Vision to the Board of Directors

Jordan Vander Kolk
Business Owner, former President of GHH Board

Phil and Sheila Roach
GHH Founders, family

Ed Wiest

Bob Brasser

Businessman, former Treasurer of GHH Board

Jeff Doolittle

Management/Development Consultant

Kristin Ponstein

HR Professional

Dirk VanderSteen

Development, Planned Giving

Catherine Behrendt


Jeff Patterson

Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Laura Koning

Teacher, Disabilities Advocate

Sylvia Aukeman

Registered Nurse

Lois Knooihuizen

Special Ed Teacher, former GHH Board Secretary