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Our Board

2018 – 2019 Board of Directors


Executive Board


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


Charles Ash, President
Warner Norcross + Judd

Madelaine Lane, Vice-President
Warner Norcross + Judd

Brendan Geary, Secretary
Ottawa Avenue Private Capital, LLC 

Gretchen Mousel, Treasurer
West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology


Board of Directors


Christina Arnold
Consultant, Equality and Inclusion, Community Development

Deb Bailey
Steelcase, Inc.

Brookton Behm

From left: Brendan Geary, Max Gibbs, and Jill Wilterdink

From left: Brendan Geary, Max Gibbs, and Jill Wilterdink

Max Gibbs
Community Volunteer

Art Gray
PNC Bank

Amy Keane
Community Volunteer

Nancy Kennedy
Autocam Medical

Paul Lee
All In Hospitality Group

Rakesh K. Pai, M.D.
Metro Health, University of Michigan Health

Ruth Posthumus
Community Volunteer

Leandro Robles
Adjunct Professor GVSU

Misti Stanton
Mercantile Bank

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

Doug Thompson
Community Volunteer

Julie Towner
Rockford Construction

Amy Turner-Thole
Community Volunteer

Maribeth Wardrop
Community Volunteer

Ex-Officio Board


Teresa Weatherall Neal
GRPS Superintendent

Kristian Grant
GRPS Board of Education President, Manager of Donor Development at ArtPrize

Mary Bouwense
Grand Rapids Education Association Representative



GR8 Sports, Great Kids Advisory Committee

Art Gray, Chair
Mel Atkins Sr.
Kyle Behm
Dave Custer
Michael Davenport
Kellie Dean
Michael Huff
Roger Jansen, Ph.D.

Kurt Johnson
Rob Knaus
Greg Meyer
Brandy Lovelady Mitchell
Walter Moore, Jr.
Misti Stanton
Adam Sturdivant
Jason Zylstra