Family Hope Foundation Board of Directors

Family Hope Foundation has a committed, talented, and diverse Board of Directors which includes business leaders, and financial professionals, field practitioners, educators, community leaders and parents of children with special needs, all driven to make a difference and help your child succeed.



2019 Board of Directors and Staff

Jane Eppard
Executive Director
Holland, MI
Heidi Sarber
Program Coordinator
Jenison, MI
Matt Lepard
CEO of Conpoto
Holland, MI
Peg Beall
Kandu, Inc.- Retired
Spring Lake, MI
Erica Babbs
Ada, MI
Erin Welsh
ShowSpan, Inc
Grand Rapids, MI
Catie Cordero
Published Author and Illustrator
Zeeland, MI
Shelly Ellingboe
Spring Lake Public Schools
Spring Lake, MI
Christine Gribble
Christine Wedding and Portrait Design, Owner
Grand Rapids, MI
Kimberly Koele
West Ottawa Public Schools
Holland, MI
Maggi Niemi, MA CCC-SLP
Community Volunteer
Grand Rapids, MI
Michael Rios, AAMS
Edward Jones
Grand Rapids, MI
Jamie Rockhold
Hamilton Community Schools
Hamilton, MI
Kristi Scheneman
Hudsonville Public Schools
Holland, MI
Sarah Vander Baan
Choice Schools Associates
Ada, MI






 We were absolutely elated to receive your scholarship to help pay for programming for our son, Samuel, who is on the autism spectrum. We have been working with Horizons Developmental Resource Center for a couple of years and have seen wonderful social changes for Samuel. The cost is high, which makes each year of paying for programming a matter of prayer and sacrifice to our family with our spending. It is a relief to have this scholarship to help us pay for Samuel's programming. We are so impressed with the progress Samuel has made with his social skills. Samuel will now communicate his needs and concerns with words instead of crying and having a temper tantrum. We see Samuel work toward completing activities independently instead of needing constant prompts from us. Another wonderful change is that Samuel desires to interact with peers, instead of hiding from them. Again, thank you for helping us to continue to offer the best programming for Samuel!

-The Sorenson Family