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.

2020 Board of Directors*

Kate Kesteloot-Scarbrough, Chair
Muskegon
nonprofit CEO

Gene Ford, Vice Chair
Grand Rapids
retired corporate executive

John Cooper, Co-Treasurer
Fremont
retired CEO

Jim Merkel, Co-Treasurer
Fremont
retired corporate executive

Julie Berwald, Secretary
Newaygo
educator

Carrie VandenBerg, Past Chair
White Cloud
educator

Sharla Schipper 
Fremont/Grant
business owner

Jan Stone
Muskegon
retired corporate executive

Rita VanBoven
Fremont
retired corporate executive

Kelly Wagemmaker
Fremont

certified public accountant

 

* As of October, 2020