Heart of West Michigan United Way Staff
Michelle Van Dyke
Issue Michelle is most passionate about: I have always been most passionate about children’s causes. Giving children who are living in poverty hope and opportunities is really important to me. That’s one of the primary reasons why I joined United Way. We are fighting poverty and bringing this hope to thousands of children.
Consuelo Rodriguez, Executive Assistant
Vice President, Marketing and Volunteer Center
Ellen’s favorite part of her job: I am most passionate about dispelling myths that people may have about giving a “hand-up” to those in need. And, finding the perfect place for people to make a difference through volunteering.
Vice President, Workforce Development and Operations
Issue Sue is most passionate about: Issues around family whether it be financial stability, food, and/or adequate housing. Also, education for our youth is so important – they are our future!
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Vice President, Resource Development
Issue Jill is most passionate about: Access to opportunities in order to secure a good and sustainable life. We value all people, understand what poverty means, how it impacts families, and focus our work on reducing poverty in this community.
Natalia Alejos, Account Manager
Cheryl DeAvila, Major Gifts Manager
Gwen Goodson, Project & Process Coordinator
Olivia Onderlinde, Account Manager
Chelsea Wojes, Account Manager
Dan Tenhoopen, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison
Ellen Carpenter, Vice President, Marketing and Volunteer Center
Sherri Vainavicz, C.I.R.S. 2-1-1 Program Manager