Kent County Family and Children's Coordinating Council

Council Members

Council members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners for three-year terms. The Board solicits applications for Board-appointed committees in the fall of each year. In addition to its Board-appointed membership, the Council encourages broad participation in its committees. Committee membership is open to the community, and is appointed by the Chair of the Council.

  • Adam London, Chair - Kent County Health Department
  • Candace Cowling, Vice Chair - Family Futures
  • Chris Becker - Kent County Prosecutor
  • Misti DeVries - Children's Advocacy Center
  • Lynnette Ferrell - Frey Foundation
  • Tracey Fountain - Kent County Department of Health & Human Services
  • Kristin Gietzen - Arbor Circle
  • Madelyn Hall - Kent County Health Department
  • Kendrick Heinlein - Area Agency on Aging
  • Maureen Kirkwood - Health Net of West Michigan
  • Ron Koehler - Kent Intermediate School District
  • Jason Loepp - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Jacob Maas - Area Community Services & Employment Training
  • Judge Deborah McNabb - 17th Circuit Court Family Division
  • Eileen McNeil - CTV Michigan
  • Mary Muliett - D.A. Blodgett - St. John's
  • Joas Occes - Grand Rapids West International Church of the Nazarene
  • Shaunte Paul-Oliver - Health-ish
  • Leadriane Roby - Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Tracey Silas - Kent County Department of Health & Human Services
  • Scott Smith - Kent Intermediate School District
  • Michelle Van Dyke - Heart of West Michigan United Way
  • Bill Ward - Network180