Heart of West Michigan United Way Staff

Michelle Van Dyke 
President/CEO

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.

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Consuelo Rodriguez, Executive & Human Resources Assistant 

 

Community Impact

Shannon Gardner
Vice President, Community Impact
Shannon's favorite volunteer activity: Counseling women

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Mandy DeWilde, Community Impact Coordinator
Paul LeBlanc, Grant Writer
Robert McKown, Sr. Director Evaluation & Accountability
Emily Schichtel, Outcomes and Performance Evaluator


Finance & Facilities

Gail Montgomery
Vice President of Finance & Administration
Gail’s favorite part of her job: Knowing that I work for an organization that truly makes a difference in people's lives.

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Michele Bussler, Accounts Receivable
Ben Davison, Accounts Payable & Technology Associate
Dave Swanson, Facilities


Marketing & Volunteer Center

Ellen Carpenter
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.

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Marketing
Kali Cochran, Digital Marketing Project Lead
Maribeth Groen, Events & Marketing Manager
Danielle Kendra, Graphic Designer, dkendra@hwmuw.org

The Volunteer Center
Katelyn Kovalik, Volunteer Center Manager
Phil Gabel, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator


Resource Development

Jill Dooley
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. 

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Gwen Goodson, Project & Process Coordinator
Dan Tenhoopen, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison
A.J. Quackenbush, Director, Individual Giving

Data
Kathy Fauble, Director of Data Center
Chantal Porterfield, Data Center Specialist

Workplace Fundraising
Taylor Greenfield, Director of Workplace Campaigns
Mallory Brouwer, Account Manager
Emily Trevor, Account Manager
Travis Gibbons, Account Manager

Human Resources

Tiffany DeMyers, Director of Human Resources
Carra Oteto, Office and Human Resources Coordinator

 

Programs

Sherri Vainavicz, Programs & Services Director

Brenda Brame, Program Manager, Kent County Tax Credit Coalition
John Mitchell, Community Resource Coordinator, 2-1-1
Lynn Snyder, Community Resource Assistant

 

Kent County Essential Needs Task Force (ENTF)

Wende Randall, Director

Brianne Czyzio, Administrative Assistant
Sierra Salaam, HMIS Specialist