Heart of West Michigan United Way Staff


Michelle Van Dyke, President/CEO


Community Impact

Shannon Gardner, Vice President, Community Impact

Ann Dard, Community Impact Associate
Mandy DeWilde, Community Impact Coordinator
Robert McKown, Sr. Director Evaluation & Accountability
Emily Schichtel, Outcomes and Performance Evaluator


Kami Annibali, Accounts Payable, Payroll & Human Resources Associate
Eric Brown, Sr. Director Business Strategies
Michele Bussler, Accounts Receivable
Toni Steele, Accounting Manager


Ellen Carpenter, Vice President, Marketing and Volunteer Center

Maribeth Groen, Events & Marketing Manager
Danielle Kendra, Graphic Designer
Jessica Young, Communications Coordinator


Susan Rex, Vice President, Workforce Development & Operations

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

Steve Horner, Facilities Manager
Trever Schmalz, Network Analyst Coordinator
Dave Swanson, Facilities

Resource Development

Mike Kerkorian, Vice President, Resource Development

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

Volunteer Center

Ellen Carpenter, Vice President, Marketing and Volunteer Center

Brenda Brame, Program Manager, Kent County Tax Credit Coalition
Kristian Grant, Schools of Hope Coordinator
Katelyn Kovalik, Volunteer Center Manager



Sherri Vainavicz, C.I.R.S. 2-1-1 Program Manager

John Mitchell, Community Resource Coordinator, 2-1-1
Lynn Snyder, Community Resource Assistant

Kent County Essential Needs Task Force (ENTF)

Tracie Coffman, Kent County Essential Needs Task Force
Jesica Vail, Program Manager - Coalition to End Homelessness
Jim Talen, Coalition to End Homelessness