Board of Directors

Richard Heriford

Chair

President of Landscape Forms, a Kalamazoo-based company which is well positioned as the Global Premium Brand of Site Furniture, Lighting and Accessories. Landscape Forms has recently won the Wall Street Journal Award for Best Small Companies and has frequently been nominated for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.

Deb Minton

Vice Chair
Deb Minton is senior director of philanthropy and strategic initiatives for the Grand Rapids-based Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. Deb oversees philanthropy, strategic initiatives and the expansion of the Phoenix Society’s growing list of U.S. and global corporate partners in the health care, surgical, fire-protection, insurance and tissue-bank sectors.

Patsy Ramsey

Treasurer

A recently retired accountant who spent her career in Arkansas, Texas, and Michigan with The Dow Chemical Company.  Before retiring and relocating to Saugatuck in late 2013, she served as Director of External and Corporate Reporting for Dow and was a member of Financial Executives International.

Stelios Dokianakis

Secretary
A Board Certified Audiologist and the owner of Holland Doctors of Audiology. He was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and immigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s to pursue higher education.

Mary Kay Baker

A recently retired as Executive Director of Family Promise of Grand Rapids, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families and individuals in a housing crisis.

Ginny Brooks

is an Account Executive at Liberty Title in Lansing, Michigan. She serves on the board at The Wharton Center in Lansing and has extensive experience with special event planning and fund development. Ginny splits her time between Saugatuck and Palm Springs.

Patrick Coyle

Currently serves as the Chorus Master for Opera Grand Rapids, and the Director of Music for First (Park) Congregational Church (Grand Rapids). He also serves the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck as its Special Events Director.

Michael Gantt

The Chief Financial Officer at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids. Michael is responsible for the overall financial management and strategic direction of the Zoo. Prior to moving full-time to the Saugatuck/Douglas area, Michael spent the past 20 years managing finances and balancing budgets for several Chicago area not-for-profit institutions, including The Family Institute at Northwestern University and Lincoln Park Zoo.

Matt Jackson

is Managing Director/Partner at Lambert Edwards. He has a successful track record in public relations, earned media campaigns, cause marketing, social media activations, event promotions, advertising and brand positioning. Matt’s work includes successful product launches on behalf of brands including Chiquita®, Old Orchard Brands, Jamba®, Moose Tracks® ice cream, T.G.I. Friday’s snacks™, Seattle’s Best Coffee®, Vidalia Brands™ and others.

Andy Knight

A licensed clinical psychologist in Michigan and Illinois.  He has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years in non-profit, private practice, and university settings.  Most recently, his focus has shifted to investment management in the fields of real estate and restaurants. He splits his time between Saugatuck, Michigan, and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

Travis Randolph

Owner of Symbiote, located in Zeeland, Michigan. Randolph began his career with Herman Miller on the team that launched the original modular system for healthcare. At Symbiote he and his team design lab furniture for the Life Science, Tech Labs, and Aerospace markets.

Brian Stephens

Recently retired as National Leader of KPMG’s US Financial Services Practice with almost 38 years of experience with the firm. Brian also led KPMG’s US Banking and Capital Markets Practice. In 2013 Brian completed his term as the global lead partner for The World Bank Group audit in Washington, D.C .and in 2015 a second term as the HSBC North America lead partner.

Lisa Wylie

Freelance marketer, social media manager, and special events manager. She serves as social media manager for SPAX, USA, and regularly blogs on creativity and the West Michigan community.

Michael VanMeter

Chair Emeritus

Managing Partner of Van Meter Associates, a Chicago-based investment advisory offering individual portfolio management services to individuals and small to mid-market institutional clients.
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