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Our Board


2016 – 2017 Board of Directors


Executive Board

GRSAF Board Photo

A few of our wonderful board members


Deb Bailey, President
Steelcase Inc.

Charles Ash, Vice-President
Warner, Norcross & Judd

D. Andrew Portinga, Secretary
Miller Johnson PLC

Brookton Behm, Treasurer
Crowe Horwath


Board of Directors


eMily Aleman-McAlpine
Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Michigan

Christina Arnold
Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equality and Inclusion, GRCC

Maria DeVos
RDV Corp.

Brendan Geary
RDV Corp.

Max Gibbs
Community Volunteer

Art Gray
PNC Bank

Mark Janes
Willis of Michigan, Inc.

Amy Keane
Community Volunteer

Madelaine Lane
Warner, Norcross & Judd

Paul Lee
The Winchester

Liesel Litzenburger Meijer
Community Volunteer

Dr. Brandy Lovelady Mitchell
Kent Intermediate School District

Quan M. Mac
Family Office Service, Legacy Trust

Dr. Adriana Tanner
Saint Mary’s Neuroscience Program
The Hauenstein Center

Julie Towner
Rockford Construction

Maribeth Wardrop
Community Volunteer

Jill Wilterdink
JW Event Management


Ex-Officio Board Members

Teresa Weatherall Neal, Grand Rapids Public Schools
Mary Bouwense, GREA
Wendy Falb, Ph.D., Board of Education




 SAF Impact Areas

” I know a father of five who constantly asks me when the sports teams are starting up because he’s so anxious to participate.  It really builds up families and communities.  The need for physical movement is essential and so is the need to feel like part of a team.”   Sue Garza, Parent




GRPS Calculator

MATH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY- Helping students be prepared for the 21st Century Economy by providing access to needed technology tools.


GR8 Sports, Great Kids
Advisory Committee

Art Gray, Chair
Jennifer Boezwinkle
Kellie Dean
Kurt Johnson
Walter Moore, Jr.
Adam Sturdivant
Jason Zylstra
Mel Atkins Sr.
Dave Custer
Roger Jansen, Ph.D.
Brandy Lovelady Mitchell
Misti Stanton
Michele Suchovsky