Board

Carol Stroop  •  Board President

Carol is a member of the Program and Human Resource Committees. Carol worked 35 years for West Ottawa Schools as an elementary teacher and is now retired.

David Huisman  •  Past Board President

David is past President of the Board. David is Vice President of Commercial Lending at West Michigan Community Bank. He is serving his fourth term as a CAH Board member. Dave serves on the Finance Committee and is the past committee Chair and Board Treasurer. 

John Johnston •  Vice President

John is serving his first term on the Board. John served as the first Development Director hired by CAH. Since leaving the position, John is employed by Bright Format and is the Chair of CAH Program Committee.

Sally Rietveld  •  Secretary

Sally is a Vice President with Chemical Bank and is serving her third term on the Board. She is a member of the Human Resource Committee. Sally also serves on Community Housing Partnership (CHP) Advisory Board. The CHP program is a joint venture with Good Samaritan Ministries and area churches.

John Ruiter

John is serving his second term on the Board. He is a member of the Development Committee. John is the Director of Planned Giving, Hope College, and has a law degree.

Carol Swart

Carol is serving her second term on the Board. She is a member of the Human Resources Committee. Carol has worked for various non-profit agencies including Greater Ottawa County United Way and as a Development Officer for the Holland Hospital Foundation.

David Nyitray

David is in his first term as a board member.  He serves on both the Human Resources and Development Committees.  David is the Development Director for the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway. 

Dan Becksvoort

Dan is a new Board member.  He is a member of the Development Committee. Dan is a Vice President and works as a Commercial Lender at Chemical Bank.

Brian Pageau

Brian is a new Board member.  He is a member of the Development Committee.  Brian works for Midwest Energy Group.

Joel Van Veen

Joel is a new Board member.  He is a member of the Finance Committee.  Joel is a Certified Public Accountant and works for AGC.

Krish Knittel

Krish is a new Board member. She is a member of the Development Comittee.  Krish served as a docent at the Holland Museum for 10 years, and worked as a dental assistance for 10 years. 

Leroy Hernandez

Leroy is a new board member.  Leroy was the Executive Director for Community Action House from 1990 to 2003.  Leroy is a member of the Program Committee. He is also the Executive Director of the Macatawa Resouce Center, works a licensed Realtor in the Holland area, and was previously employed as a Program Coordinator for LAUP.