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Board of Directors

The business and community leaders of Greater Grand Rapids currently serving on The Right Place, Inc. Board of Directors

Freese Decker Tina

Tina Freese Decker* | Chair

President & CEO, Spectrum Health
Pink Dr Bill

Bill Pink, Ph.D. * | Vice Chair

President, Grand Rapids Community College
Downing Steve

Steve Downing* | Treasurer

President & CEO, Gentex Corporation
Sara Armbruster

Sara Armbruster

President & CEO, Steelcase
Abbott Stephen

Stephen M. Abbott

Executive Director, Middle Market | Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase
Baker Rick

Rick Baker

President & CEO, Grand Rapids Chamber
Beauchamp Norman

Norman J. Beauchamp Jr., MD MHS*

Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, Michigan State University
Matt Biersack

Matt Biersack, MD

President, Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Cherveny Luke

Luke Cherveny

Grand Rapids Office Managing Partner - Tax Reporting & Strategy Partner, PwC
Connolly Jeff

Jeffrey Connolly

Senior Vice President & President, West Michigan & Upper Peninsula, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Michael Davenport

Michael Davenport

President & CEO, Jireh Metal
De Waard Ron

Ronald G. DeWaard

Managing Partner, Varnum LLP
James Dillard

James E. Dillard III

EVP & President of Consumer Health Care Americas, Perrigo Company
Katie Ferris

Katie L. Ferris, CPA

Tax Office Managing Partner, BDO
Flynn Krista

Krista Flynn

Regional President - West Michigan, Huntington Bank
Green Patrick

Patrick Greene

President, Cascade Die Cast Group, Inc.
Josh Hulst

Joshua Hulst

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Michigan Software Labs
Nick Hrnyak

Nick Hrnyak

CEO, Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Kennedy John

John Kennedy

President & CEO, Autocam Medical
Krueger Blake

Blake W. Krueger*

Chairman of the Board, CEO & President, Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
Charles Lott

Charles W. Lott

Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company
Mantella Dr Philomena

Dr. Philomena Mantella*

President, Grand Valley State University
Mc Gee Michael

Michael P. McGee

Chief Executive Officer, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C.
Meijer Hank

Hank Meijer

Executive Chairman, Meijer, Inc.
Owen Andi

Andi Owen

President & CEO, Herman Miller, Inc.
Milind Pant

Milind Pant

CEO, Amway Corporation
Pappas Richard

Richard J. Pappas, Ed.D

President, Davenport University
Porterfield John

John C. Porterfield

Regional Bank President, Department Manager, Comerica Bank
Rietberg Julie

Julie Rietberg

CEO, Greater Regional Alliance of Realtors
Rochow Garrick

Garrick Rochow*

President & CEO, Consumers Energy Company
Schmalzel Darrel

Darrel Schmalzel

City Manager, City of Walker
Sarsam Tony

Tony Sarsam

President & CEO, SpartanNash
Tabben Renee

Renee Tabben*

Director, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Market Executive and Market President, Bank of America
Teets Jim

Jim Teets*

Chairman & CEO, ADAC Automotive
Thelen Randy

Randy Thelen*

President & CEO, The Right Place, Inc.
Van Andel David

David L. Van Andel*

Chairman & CEO, Van Andel Institute
Al Vanderberg

Al Vanderberg

County Administrator/Controller, Kent County
Vangessel Mike

Mike VanGessel

CEO, Rockford Construction
Washington Mark

Mark Washington

City Manager, City of Grand Rapids
Mark J Wassink

Mark J. Wassink

Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP
Welch Thomas

Thomas G. Welch, Jr.

Regional President, Fifth Third Bank - West Michigan
Welsh Sean

Sean P. Welsh*

Regional President - Western Michigan, PNC Bank
Wolford Bob

Bob Wolford

Managing Member, Miller Johnson

Not pictured: Joi Harris, DTE Gas President & COO, DTE Energy

*Denotes member of the Executive Committee