Meet The Team

Meet the committed and talented Board of Directors and staff of Family Hope Foundation. Our board includes business leaders, 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.


Jane Eppard
Executive Director

Madeline Puckett
Program Coordinator

Board of Directors

Matt Lepard
Lepco Holdings, LLC

Peg Beall
Kandu Inc, Retired
Vice Chair

Erica Babbs

Elissa Lappenga, M.Ed. SHRM-CP

Erin Graham
Farmers Insurance

Christine Gribble
Christine Wedding & Portrait Design

Kimberley Koele
West Ottawa Public Schools

Maggi Niemi, MA CCC-SLP
Community Volunteer

Michael Rios, AAMS
Edward Jones

Jamie Rockhold
Hamilton Community Schools

Kristi Scheneman
Lake Michigan Academy

Sarah Vander Baan
Choice Schools Associate

Lori Vander Ploeg, RN
Community Volunteer

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