The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation (GRSAF) is thrilled to announce the recent appointment of four new members to our board of directors. The new appointments are Dr. Raki Pai of Metro Health – University of Michigan Health, Gretchen Mousel of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Misty Stanton of Mercantile Bank and Amy Turner Thole an Independent Consultant.
Exclusively existing to ensure every GRPS student is provided a barrier-free education, the Foundation fosters learning experiences that push the boundaries of routine and equips students with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in school and in life by raising funds for Grand Rapids Public Schools. The GRSAF board members are responsible for guiding the foundation in these efforts to ensure every GRPS student receives an exceptional educational experience.
“We are fortunate to have a very strong board in place and look forward to each of these individuals’ contribution,” said Charles Ash, GRSAF Chair. “Their insightful perspectives, wealth of knowledge and expertise will lend to the expansion of community-wide support of our mission.”
The four appointments were elected during the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation’s annual meeting in August.
The 2019-2020 Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation Board of Directors are: President, Charles Ash of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP; Vice-President, Madelaine Lane of Warner Norcross + Judd LLP; Secretary, Brendan Geary of Ottawa Avenue Private Capital, LLC; Treasurer, Susan Valcq of RDV Corporation; Christina Arnold of CG Arnold Consulting, LLC; Deb Bailey, community volunteer; Brookton Behm of Crowe; Brendan Geary of Ottawa Avenue Private Capital, LLC; Max Gibbs, community volunteer; Art Gray of PNC Bank; Amy Keane community volunteer; Nancy Kennedy of Autocam Medical; Paul Lee of All in Hospitality Group; Gretchen Mousel of the Land Conservancy of West Michigan Dr. Raki Pai of Metro Health – University of Michigan Health; Ruth Posthumus, community volunteer; Leandro Robles of Grand Valley State University; Misty Stanton of Mercantile Bank; Dr. Adriana Tanner of Saint Mary’s Neuroscience Program The Hauenstein Center; Doug Thompson, community volunteer; Julie Towner of Rockford Construction; Amy Turner Thole, Independent Consultant; and Maribeth Wardrop, community volunteer.