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Our Board

2016 – 2017 Board of Directors


Executive Board


SAF Board members, including Superintendent Weatherall Neal, get a tour of CA Frost High School from two proud sophomores.


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
Wege Foundation

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

Mary Bouwense

Grand Rapids Education Association

Maria DeVos
Community Volunteer

Three of this year’s new board members!

Three of this year’s new board members!

Wendy Falb, Ph.D.
Board of Education

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

Quan M. Mac
Greenville Partners

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

Julie Towner
Rockford Construction

Maribeth Wardrop
Community Volunteer

Teresa Weatherall Neal
Grand Rapids Public Schools

Jill Wilterdink
JW Event Management


GR8 Sports, Great Kids Advisory Committee

Art Gray, Chair
Mel Atkins Sr.
Kyle Behm
Jennifer Boezwinkle
Dave Custer
Michael Davenport
Kellie Dean
Michael Huff

Roger Jansen, Ph.D.
Kurt Johnson
Greg Meyer
Brandy Lovelady Mitchell
Walter Moore, Jr.
Misti Stanton
Adam Sturdivant
Michele Suchovsky
Jason Zylstra