Board of Directors

Board and Committee Members

The NKC Board of Directors and committees are comprised of individuals living and/or working in Belmont, Cedar Springs, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Rockford and Sparta. Every board and committee member offers unique skills, talents and life experiences, making North Kent Connect a stronger organization.

Executive Committee

  • Michael Bohnsack (President) – President, Bohnsack & Associates
  • Steve Trudell (Vice President) – President, Courtland Consulting
  • Cheryl Scales, PE (Secretary) – Principal, Progressive AE
  • Adriane Schrauben (Treasurer) – Shareholder, Hungerford Nichols
  • Ben Taylor (Clergy Representative) – Pastor, Sparta Baptist

Board of Directors

  • Jen Bellamy – Vice President Commercial Lending, ChoiceOne Bank
  • Cathy Cooper – Senior Director, Community Partnerships and Giving, Meijer
  • Lisa Cooper PHR, SHRM-CP, Founder & Chief People Officer, Cooper People Group
  • Kim DeLong – Pastor, Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church
  • Ellen Nyblad – Director, Mamrelund Lutheran Church Food Pantry
  • Ben O’Hearn – Attorney and Litigation Director, Migrant Legal Aid
  • Dan Triezenberg – Controller, Wolverine Gas and Oil Corp
  • Dean Whittaker – Corporate Treasury Manager, Spectrum Health

Board Governance Committee

  • Chairperson Lisa Cooper – PHR, SHRM-CP, Founder & Chief People Officer, Cooper People Group
  • Larry Hulst, PE – Owner, LH Consulting LLC
  • Cheryl Scales, PE – Principal, Progressive AE
  • Ken Syrba – Director of Finance, Human Resources, Wolverine Worldwide
  • Steve Trudell – President, Courtland Consulting

Finance Committee

  • Chairperson Adriane Schrauben – Shareholder, Hungerford Nichols
  • Mike Cuneo – Assistant Superintendent Finance, Rockford Public Schools
  • Gretchen Mousel – Director of Finance + Human Resources, West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology
  • Keith Scott – Chief Financial Officer, Auto-Wares Group
  • Dan Triezenberg – Controller, Wolverine Gas and Oil Corp
  • Dean Whittaker – Corporate Treasury Manager, Spectrum Health
  • Inge Whittemore – Pastor, East Nelson United Methodist Church