Family Hope Foundation Board of Directors

Family Hope Foundation is an all-volunteer run organization.  Our talented Board of Directors includes business leaders, legal and financial professionals, field practitioners, educators, community leaders and parents of children with special needs, all driven to make a difference.



2016 Board of Directors

Jane Eppard
Hart and Cooley, Inc
Holland, MI

Lara Kitts
Community Volunteer
Ada, MI
Peg Beall
Kandu, Inc.-Retired
Spring Lake, MI
Brenda K. Pavlak, CPA
Monroe, Sweeris & Tromp, PLC
West Olive, MI

Sarah Vander Baan
Choice School Associates and MIChoice
Ada, MI

Colby Bardin, Esq.
Community Volunteer
Grand Rapids, MI
June Gothberg, Ph.D
Western Michigan University
Battle Creek, MI
Christine Gribble
Christine Wedding and Portrait Design, owner
Grand Rapids, MI
Nancy Helder
Community Volunteer
Holland, MI
Stacie Hoey
Community Volunteer
Holland, MI

Kimberly Koele
West Ottawa Public Schools
Holland, MI

Chris Kuhl
Northwestern Mutual
Wyoming, MI

Maggi Niemi, SLP
National Heritage Academy
Grand Rapids, MI
Michael Rios
Edward Jones, AAMS
Grand Rapids, MI

Jamie Rockhold
Hamilton Community Schools
Hamilton, MI

Jonathan Tromp
Monroe, Sweeris & Tromp, PLC
Byron Center






 We were absolutely elated to receive your scholarship to help pay for programming for our son, Samuel, who is on the autism spectrum. We have been working with Horizons Developmental Resource Center for a couple of years and have seen wonderful social changes for Samuel. The cost is high, which makes each year of paying for programming a matter of prayer and sacrifice to our family with our spending. It is a relief to have this scholarship to help us pay for Samuel's programming. We are so impressed with the progress Samuel has made with his social skills. Samuel will now communicate his needs and concerns with words instead of crying and having a temper tantrum. We see Samuel work toward completing activities independently instead of needing constant prompts from us. Another wonderful change is that Samuel desires to interact with peers, instead of hiding from them. Again, thank you for helping us to continue to offer the best programming for Samuel!

-The Sorenson Family