- people on the move
Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Kids Count project director for Michigan says adapting to converging identities taught her versatility.
Kelsey Perdue’s penchant for variety in her professional life has led her to a new role she says is tying together all of her life experiences and pursuits. Read More
CEO of Sanford House Addiction Treatment Centers uses counseling, safer alternatives to treating excessive substance use.
David Green is on a mission to “rehab rehab.” The CEO and co-founder of Sanford House Addiction Treatment Centers said he believes a fresh and educated perspective on addiction treatment is needed before Michigan pays the long-term cost of excessive substance use. Read More
In addition to co-owning two bars, Tami VandenBerg has dedicated herself to ending homelessness.
When Tami VandenBerg moved back home, she had the drive to turn Grand Rapids into a great place to live for everybody. Twenty years later, the owner of two clubs and former executive director of Well House has left a serious mark on the community, but she’s still not done. Read More
Executive director of West Michigan Asian American Association knows what it takes to acclimate to life in the U.S.
Minnie Morey retired after more than 30 years in her first career. Now, she gets to spend her time doing what she feels called to do — help others. Read More
DEI leader launches speaking/consulting firm for food and beverage industry after leaving Founders.
Born in a mud hut in central Africa and given only a day to live due to disease and malnutrition, Graci Harkema has walked a long road to her current position. Read More
Executive vice president of real estate development for Rockford Construction leverages strength to see issues from different viewpoints.
Monica Steimle-App once wouldn’t have considered empathy a strength, but being able to look at a project through the eyes of developers, builders, managers and other stakeholders has allowed her to help create lasting growth for Grand Rapids. Read More