Each year our staff assist hundreds of families that walk through our red doorsLed by our Board of Directors, we are united by our passion and purpose: ensuring no one has to face cancer or grief alone. 

Board of Directors
Dave Veneklause

Dave Veneklase, Chair
Davenport University

Brad Comment

Brad Comment, Vice Chair
The Right Place

Stephanie Setterington

Stephanie Setterington, Secretary
Varnum LLP

Jeff Gurney

Jeff Gurney, Treasurer
Van Andel Institute

Michael Bohnsack

Michael Bohnsack
Bohnsack & Associates

Danielle Brown

Danielle Brown
Grand Rapids Community Foundation

David Brown

David Brown
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Cathy Cooper

Cathy Cooper
Meijer Inc.

Brian Murray

Brian Murray
Fifth Third Bank

Janet Nisbett

Janet Nisbett
Retired, Previously Fifth Third Bank

James Peacock III

James Peacock III
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc

Laurel Romanella

Laurel Romanella
EOS Worldwide

Kate DeVries

Kate Skaggs
The WinMatt Group

Michelle Stevenson

Michelle Stevenson
Davenport University

Staff Leadership Team
Wendy J. Wigger

Wendy J. Wigger, President 
Ext. 132  |  [email protected] 

Shawn Ruetz

Shawn Campbell, Vice President of Fund Development & Engagement
Ext. 137  |  [email protected]

Leigh Conard

Leigh Conard, Vice President of Finance & Corporate Operations Director 
Ext. 112  |  [email protected]

Clare Portinga

Clare Portinga, LMSW  Vice President of Program
[email protected] 

Hannah Dayton

Hannah Dayton, Director of Brand Awareness & Communications
Ext. 120  |  [email protected] 

Lindsay Jousma

Lindsay Jousma, LMSW  Director of Program Operations & Relations
Ext. 125  |  [email protected]

Mitch Neubert

Mitch Neubert, Director of Major Gifts & Corporate Partnerships 
Ext. 111  |  [email protected] 

Zack Berends

Zack Berends, Events & Festival Manager
Ext. 138  |  [email protected]

Mark Dillon

Mark Dillon, Building & Grounds Manager
Ext. 122  |  [email protected]

Pam Denny, Kitchen Coordinator
Ext. 123  |  [email protected]

Phil Dezern

Philip Dezern, MSW Program Staff
Ext. 133  |  [email protected] 

Auna Dwelle-Olson

Auna Dwelle-Olson, Program & Clubhouse Coordinator 
Ext. 134  |  [email protected] 

Chelsey Faust

Chelsey Faust, Childhood Coordinator
Ext. 117  |  [email protected] 

Chelsey Golden, Housekeeper
Ext. 106  |  [email protected] 

Deb Graham

Deb Graham, Administrative Staff 
Ext. 102  |  [email protected] 

Rob Johns, Volunteer Manager
Ext. 121  |  [email protected] 

Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones, Technology Coordinator 
Ext. 140  |  [email protected]

Maureen McKenzie

Maureen McKenzie, LLMSW  Program Staff
Ext. 107  |  [email protected] 

Beth Nelson

Beth Nelson, MSW  Clinical Manager 
Ext. 109  |  [email protected] 

Sandi Oosse

Sandi Oosse, LMSW  Program Staff 
Ext. 131  |  [email protected] 

Alli Rivas

Alli Rivas, SHRM-SCP Human Resource Generalist
Ext. 135  |  [email protected] 

Julie Petrie

Julie Petrie, MA Program Staff
Ext. 139  |  [email protected] 

Beth Shepherd

Beth Shepherd, LMSW  Program Staff
Ext. 118  |  [email protected] 

Tracey Whiting

Tracey Whiting, LMSW  Minority Program Coordinator
Ext. 104  |  [email protected] 

Chris VanRaalte

Chris VanRaalte, Finance Assistant 
Ext. 112  |  [email protected]