Board of Directors
Susan Jandernoa, of West Olive, taught fourth, fifth, and sixth graders for 30 years at East Grand Rapids Public Schools before retiring in 2004. She is a member of the Children’s Leadership Council of Michigan, the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Michigan, the YMCA Advisory Board, and is a local board president for Ele’s Place. Jandernoa holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Central Michigan University. She serves as the nominee of the Speaker of the House.
Kathryn Boles, of Grand Blanc, retired as President and CEO of the Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA), and as immediate past-President of the National Association on Aging (n4a) Board of Directors. Kathryn continues her work with older adults by serving on various boards in her community and nationally. Her board affiliations include: Genesee Health Systems, McFarlan Charitable Corporation, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging in Washington, DC, and the Genesee County Chapter of AARP. Kathryn holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.
Henry Veenstra, of Zeeland, was the President of Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, a position he held for more than four decades. During his tenure, Veenstra directed all strategic planning, construction of a new facility, and the transition of Zeeland Community Hospital to membership in the Spectrum Health System. In addition to being a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the board of directors of the Michigan Hospital Association Foundation. Veenstra serves as the nominee of the Senate Majority Leader.
Michael Williams, of Westland, is the president and CEO of Orchards Children’s Services, Michigan’s largest foster care and adoption agency. He has served in this capacity since 2003. Previously, he was president of Detroit-based Starr Vista Inc., and held various positions with Starr Commonwealth, in Albion. Williams is an adjunct professor at Albion College, and received the “Heroes” award from Michigan’s Children in 2007. He holds many professional memberships and is involved in several community organizations. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree from Albion College and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Eastern Michigan University. He represents the interests of minor children.
Tim Damschroder, of Ann Arbor, is a member of Bodman PLC, where he heads the Business Practice Group, advising clients in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, general business, corporate governance, securities offerings, and tax. He served on the board of directors of the Washtenaw United Way, the Washtenaw County Red Cross, and on the advisory group of Ann Arbor Angels. Damschroder holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a degree from the University of Detroit School of Law. He represents the general public.
Rob Fowler, of Haslett, is the incoming CEO of Public Policy Associates, Inc. Previously, he was president and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan, a 10,000-member business trade association. He has also worked for the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and the Indiana Department of Commerce. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Small Business Association, the Michigan Health Insurance Access Advisory Council, and the Haslett Board of Education. He represents the business community.
Keith Pretty, of Midland, recently retired as president and CEO of Northwood University, a position he had held since 2006. He previously served as president and CEO of Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration. His previous experience includes work for the State of Michigan, Western Michigan University, Amoco Corporation, the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives. Pretty holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Western Michigan University and a degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He represents the general public.
Tina Wahl (Reynolds), of Okemos, is a senior lead policy specialist with the Division of Environmental Health at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services through MPHI. She focuses on lead poisoning prevention policy. Previously, she was the health policy director of the Michigan Environmental Council. She has also worked as an environmental policy analyst for the Michigan House of Representatives and as a legislative assistant for the 53rd House District (Ann Arbor) and 18th State Senate District (Washtenaw County) with a focus on health and environment. Wahl holds a law degree from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in natural resources from the University of Michigan. She serves as the nominee of the Senate Minority Leader.
Executive & Compensation Committee
Susan Jandernoa, Chair
Kathryn Boles, Vice Chair
Henry Veenstra, Treasurer
Michael Williams, Secretary
Grantmaking Committee for Behavioral Health, Healthy Aging, and Special Projects & Emerging Ideas
Kathryn Boles, Chair
Grantmaking Committee for Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles and Community Health Impact
Tina Wahl, Chair
Michael Williams, Chair
Investment and Audit Committee
Henry Veenstra, Chair
Jon Braeutigam (Advisor, Investment Committee only)