Charting Our Course

The volunteer TrueNorth Board of Directors provides governance and oversight of TrueNorth Community Services thus establishing clear direction for our programs and services. Our Board has broad experience in the professional management and leadership of nonprofit organizations. They are committed to TrueNorth's mission and to a higher quality of life for the areas we serve.

The board's Finance Committee provides fiduciary oversight and has established (and annually updates) the long-range financial plan. The board's Program Committee establishes direction for TrueNorth programs and services. The board's Resource Development Committee works to ensure adequate funds are raised to support our work.

2018 Board of Directors*
Carrie VandenBerg, Chair
White Cloud
educator

Kate Kesteloot-Scarbrough, Vice Chair
Muskegon
nonprofit CEO

John Cooper, Co-Treasurer
Fremont
retired CEO

Jim Merkel, Co-Treasurer
Fremont
retired corporate executive

Rita VanBoven, Past Chair 
Fremont
retired corporate executive

Julie Berwald
Newaygo
educator

Gene Ford
Grand Rapids
corporate vice president

Linda Juarez
Muskegon
nonprofit CEO

Mike Paige
Fremont/White Cloud
attorney/Friend of the Court

Sharla Schipper 
Fremont/Grant
business owner

Jan Stone
Muskegon
retired corporate executive

* As of January 1, 2018