Our Board of Directors
I have worked with children with disabilities since I was in high school. Being an ASK Board member gives me the opportunity to continue the pursuit of my passion, which is supporting children with special needs and their families.
As the Director of Kalamazoo Operations for Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., our focus in commercial construction is to build and renovate buildings that will enhance our neighborhood while building long-term relationships. The reason I’m on the board of directors is to help ASK improve their presence in Kalamazoo and become a stronger unified organization.
I spent 30 years in education working for KRESA both as a teacher and an administrator. I retired in 2005 and now do volunteer work for local agencies who provide service to children and families. I serve on the Board to continue my support of empowering youth and families who are dealing with developmental or mental health challenges.
I am the Business Development Manager at Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research and have over 20 years of experience in managerial, training, and sales experience in the healthcare industry. I am grateful to have the opportunity to use my professional and personal experiences to serve on the ASK Board to help advocate on behalf of the children and families in our community.
I am a CPA and Partner at Plante Moran in Kalamazoo and a mother of a child with special needs. I am passionate about the challenges families of children with disabilities face and am grateful that we have an organization like ASK in our community to support parents and caregivers.
I am the Managing Attorney of the Kalamazoo office of Legal Aid of Western Michigan, which provides free legal services to the low income, and elderly residents of four counties in Western Michigan including Kalamazoo County.
I currently serve as a Post Adoption Specialist with The Post Adoption Resource Center. I am passionate about bringing awareness and fostering safe spaces that target healing and cultivate whole personal wellness. I am a foster/ adoption advocate, a transracial adoptee and adoptive mother. I am also the mama of five children. As a parent of a child with a developmental disability it is my privilege to build, empower and create community that enhances the lives of the families and children in this community.
I am a pediatrician at Rambling Road Pediatrics and Bronson Methodist Hospital. I am serving on the ASK board as an advocate for all children and to help them create their best futures.
I am currently the Director for the Kalamazoo Continuum of Care serving some of our community’s most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. I have spent many years advocating for on my own child and am keenly aware of the daunting practice of doing so alone. It would have made all the difference for my family had ASK Family Services been available to us as a resource then. I am excited to support an invaluable resource available for families now.