The Community Action House Board


Brian Pageau •  President

President at Midwest Energy Group


Carol LoPresti  •  Vice President

Carol has served on the board since March of 2016. She is a member of the Executive Committee and Human Resource Committee. Carol served as Vice President of Human Resources at Beacon Services for many years.


David Nyitray  •  Secretary

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  •  Treasurer


Dan Chmura

Dan has been a board member since 2014.  At his day job, he is part of the sales team at TMI Compressed Air Systems.  Previously, Dan spent 9 years working for non-profit organizations in Holland and Zeeland.  Dan is a member of the Program Committee.  


Esther Fifelski

Esther is Human and International Relations Manager at the City of Holland.  She also serves as the Title VI Coordinator to assure the City meets all state and federal guidelines.  Her work focuses on promoting and celebrating community and assuring all citizens have equal opportunity and access to city services.   Esther serves on the Finance/Development committee, and has been with CAH since 2016.


Leroy Hernandez

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 with Professional Realtors in the Holland area, and was previously employed as a Program Coordinator for LAUP.


John Johnston

John is a native of Northern Ireland and has lived in Holland, Michigan for ten years. John is an entrepreneur and is involved in starting businesses and helping businesses grow.


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 ten years, and worked as a dental assistance for ten years. 


Dave Schuitema

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.


Kim Stone

Human Resources Manager, Sekisui. Board member since 2017.


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.