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Our Board of Directors


2014-2015 Officers

Deb Bailey, President

Maria DeVos*, Vice President

Carla Grant, Treasurer

Brookton Behm, Secretary


Board Members

eMily Aleman-McAlpine

Maria Alvarez de Lopez

Charles Ash

Joseph Crawford, Nominating Chair

Ben Emdin

Art Gray

Mark Janes, Programs Chair

Joe Jones

Amy Keane

Rebecca Knack

Paul Lee

Quan Mac

Liesel Meijer

Karen O’Donovan, Fund Development Co-Chair

Carol Paine-McGovern

Julie Towner

Todd Walker

Maribeth Wardrop, Fund Development Co-Chair

Ex-Officio Board Members

Teresa Weatherall Neal, Grand Rapids Public Schools

Tony Baker, Grand Rapids Board of Education

Mary Bouwense, Grand Rapids Education Association



Honorary Directors                                    In Memoriam

Doug DeVos*                                                Peter Cook*

Rich & Helen DeVos*                                 Fred Meijer*

Fred & Lin Keller*                                       Tom Shearer

Judge Benjamin Logan                              Peter Wege*

David & Linda Mehney*                             Casey Wondergem

Lena Meijer*

Dr. Juan Olivarez

Charles & Stella Royce*

Peter & Joan Secchia*

John Wheeler*

*Founding Scholars






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