Board of Directors

A unique aspect of a Federally Qualified Health Center is that it must be governed by a community board composed of a majority (51% or more) of health center patients who represent the population served. The Cherry Health Governing Board of Directors define and preserve the mission of the organization, while serving as the voice of the community.

Back row, from left to right: Scott Alfree, Angela Vander Hulst, David Smith, Marshall Suttles (former board member), Hal Overly, Allen Ten Hoor, Richard Stevens, R. Paul Clodfelder, S. Russ Kinyon (former board member), Kimberly Lavender

Front row, from left to right: Doretha Copeland, Maggie McGuinness, Melissa LaGrand, Carol Dickinson, Allison Swets, Carolyn Avery, Jan English, Ziyadah Shakir

Absent: Renee Pardon, Elizabeth Triezenberg, Oscar Sanchez, Michael Wood, Barbara Wybrecht

2016-17 Cherry Health Governing Board of Directors

David Smith, President
The Employers’ Association
Hal Overly
Retired Accountant
Scott Alfree, Vice President
Varnum LLP
Renee Pardon
Lockhart Tax Professionals
Richard Stevens, Treasurer
Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Oscar Sanchez
Workforce Development Agency
Maggie McGuinness, Secretary
Homemaker
Ziyadah Shakir
State of Michigan, Dept. of Human Services
Melissa LaGrand, Director-at-Large
Self-employed
Allison Swets
Registered Nurse
Carolyn Avery, Past President
Our Hope
Allen Ten Hoor
Retired Corporate Executive
R. Paul Clodfelder
Retired Physician, Cherry Health (1995 – 2008)
Elizabeth Triezenberg
Accountant
Doretha Copeland
Kentwood Community Church
Angela Vander Hulst
Words in Motion
Carol Dickinson
Homemaker, Tutor, Custodian
Michael Wood
Retired Health Care Administrator
Jan English
Retired Communications Manager
Barbara Wybrecht
Retired Pediatric and Public Health Nurse
Kimberly Lavender
Kimberly B. Lavender, LLC