About Us

Board of Directors

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

Welsh Sean

Sean P. Welsh* | Chair

Regional President - Western Michigan, PNC Bank
Freese Decker Tina

Tina Freese Decker* | Vice Chair

President & CEO, Spectrum Health
Pink Dr Bill

Bill Pink, Ph.D. * | Treasurer

President, Grand Rapids Community College
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
Becker Matt

Matthew K. Becker*

Managing Partner - Tax, BDO USA, LLP
Britt Wayman

Wayman P. Britt

County Administrator/Controller, Kent County
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
De Waard Ron

Ronald G. DeWaard

Managing Partner, Varnum LLP
Downing Steve

Steve Downing*

President & CEO, Gentex Corporation
Dozeman Doug

Douglas A. Dozeman

Managing Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd, LLP
Flynn Krista

Krista Flynn

Regional President - West Michigan, TCF Bank
Green Patrick

Patrick Greene

President, Cascade Die Cast Group, Inc.
Irwin John

John Irwin

President - West Michigan Region, The Huntington National Bank
Keane Jim

Jim Keane

President & CEO, Steelcase, Inc.
Kennedy John

John Kennedy

President & CEO, Autocam Medical
Kim Dr Hyung

Hyung Kim, MD, MBA

President, Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Krueger Blake

Blake W. Krueger*

Chairman of the Board, CEO & President, Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
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.
Owen Andi

Andi Owen

President & CEO, Herman Miller, Inc.
Meijer Hank

Hank Meijer

Executive Chairman, Meijer, Inc.
Paul Matt

Matt Paul

President & COO, DTE Gas
Pappas Richard

Richard J. Pappas, Ed.D

President, Davenport University
Porterfield John

John C. Porterfield

Regional Bank President, Department Manager, Comerica Bank
Payne Bill

William R. Payne*

Amway Corporation
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
Sorota Richard

Richard Sorota

Executive Vice President & President, Consumer Self-Care Americas, Perrigo
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
Vangessel Mike

Mike VanGessel

CEO, Rockford Construction
Washington Mark

Mark Washington

City Manager, City of Grand Rapids
Welch Thomas

Thomas G. Welch, Jr.

Regional President, Fifth Third Bank - West Michigan
Wolford Bob

Bob Wolford

Managing Member, Miller Johnson
*Denotes member of the Executive Committee