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 is a native of Northern Ireland and has lived in Holland, Michigan for 10 years.  John is an entrepreneur and is involved in starting businesses and helping businesses grow. John serves as the Chair of the CAH Program Committee.

Sally Rietveld  •  Secretary

Sally is a Branch Manager with Chemical Bank and is serving her third term on the Board. She is the chair of the Human Resource Committee. Sally has lived, worked, and served in the Holland area for over 30 years.

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 serving his first term on the Board.  He is the chair of the Finance Committee. Dan is a Vice President and Commercial Lender at Chemical Bank.

Brian Pageau

Brian is serving his first term on the Board.  He is Chair of the Development Committee and Co-Chaired our annual Golf Outing Committee.  Brian is General Manager at Midwest Energy Group.

Joel Van Veen

Joel is serving his first term on the Board.  He is a member of the Finance Committee.  Joel is a Certified Public Accountant and works for AGC.

Krish Knittel

Krish is serving her first term on the Board. She is a member of the Development Committee.  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 serving his first term on the Board.  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.

Joe Voss

Joe is a new board member.  Joe is Senior Counsel in Clark Hill PLC's Grand Rapids Office.  Joe is also Chair-elect of the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Section of the State Bar of Michigan, a member of the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council, a member of the Board of Directors of ArtServe Michigan, and a member of the Advisory Board of ArtServe's Lawyers for the Creative Economy program. 

Dave Schuitema

Dave is a new board member.  Dave is the Chief Financial Officer at Lakewood Construction.   Dave previously served on the Board of Directors for Barnabas Ministries.  Dave is a member of the Finance Committee.