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Board

Turning vision into action.

Our Board of Directors is an outstanding group of people whose diverse backgrounds and experiences drive the Center ever forward.

John Boeschenstein

Board President
President & CEO, Custom Profile

Mary McLoughlin

Immediate Past President
Owner/Principal, McLoughlin Communications & Public Relations

Chris Becker

Board Vice President

Chief Prosecutor, Kent County Prosecutor’s Office

Gail S. Scott

Board Vice President

President, Morning Star Health,  a subsidiary of Morneau Shepell, Ltd.

Tessa Hessmiller

Board Secretary

In-House Legal Counsel, Automattic Inc.

Dawn Kibben

Board Treasurer
VP of Finance & Administration, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Kyle Irwin

Executive Committee, Member At Large
Community Volunteer

Pastor Jathan Austin

Lead Pastor, One Church Empowerment Center

Kimberly Koster

Chief, Wyoming Police Department

Tasha Blackmon

CEO Cherry Health

Darlene Cress

Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC

Amanda Fielder

Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd

Jane Gietzen

Director of Information Services, Spectrum Health

Kim Krause

VP/General Manager, WXMI FOX17

Michelle LaJoye-Young

Sheriff, Kent County Sheriff’s Department

India Manns

Community Advocate

Fran Miller

Community Advocate

Ron Miller

Founder & Senior Managing Director, BlueWater Partners

Chief Eric Payne

Chief of Police, Grand Rapids Police Department

Savator Selden-Johnson

Director, Kent County Department of Human Services

Kelli Smith

Director of Philanthropy, Saint Mary’s Foundation, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

Mercedes Toohey

Consultant and Community Volunteer

Lonna Wiersma

Senior Vice President, Human Resources Director, Mercantile Bank of Michigan

Tracy Wolford

Community Advocate

5% of children under the age of 18 are solicited sexually online.
1,000+ suspected child sexual abuse cases are reported in Kent County each year.
75% of childhood sexual abuse is thought to go unreported.
1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys are sexually abused.
1,000+ suspected child sexual abuse cases are reported in Kent County each year.
75% of childhood sexual abuse is thought to go unreported.
1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys
are sexually abused.
5% of children under the age of 18 are solicited sexually online.