Board Members

2019-2020 Board of Directors

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Katelyn Kovalik, Advisor kkovalik@hwmuw.org

Katelyn Kovalik is Volunteer Center Manager at Heart of West Michigan United Way, serving Kent County. Her role includes service event & project planning, volunteer recruitment, in-kind resource development, and administration of the volunteer management site for The Volunteer Center. Katelyn received her B.A. in Advertising & Public Relations and Master’s in Communications from Grand Valley State University. She is a proud AmeriCorps Alum. In her free time, you can find Katelyn outside & on the water.

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Lisa Daniell CNP, President ldaniell@truenorthservices.org

Lisa Daniell is the Volunteer Resource Center Director at TrueNorth Community Services, providing volunteer support for Newaygo County organizations, as well as internal TrueNorth volunteers. Lisa received her B.A. in Interpersonal Communications from Western Michigan University, with minor concentrations in Social Work and Nonprofit Administration. Lisa is a Board Member for Family Promise of the Lakeshore, a member of the Newaygo County Volunteer Coordinators Committee and an AmeriCorps Alum. Lisa and her husband live in Muskegon and enjoy spending their free time playing board games, swimming and doing other fun activities with family and friends!

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Angie Drier, President Elect adrier@seniorneighbors.org

Angie Drier is the Program Coordinator for Senior Neighbors RSVP. She works with Kent County residents that are ages fifty-five and above by placing them with local organizations that RSVP partners with. Volunteer positions range from tutors/mentors for K-3 grades, assisting elders to age in place, providing food security, to working with the police departments and civic & cultural ambassadors. Angie has been overseeing volunteers for over seven years and has been a VMA member since 2008. Her favorite part of being a member is the continued support and ideas received from other VMA members.

When she is not at work, Angie loves reading, being outside whenever possible, and enjoys training for long distance runs with her husband and sister, traveling to different cities for races and fun times. Spending time with her daughter & son-in-law and now her son, who is home from serving in the Army, is among her top favorite things to do.

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Megan DeJonge, Treasurer megan.priester@uhsinc.com

Megan has been a Community Liaison for Forest View Hospital since December of 2018.  Forest View Hospital provides leading mental health treatment to West Michigan specializing in eating disorders, trauma and co-occurring disorders.  In her role, Megan liaisons with the West Michigan community to connect the services of the hospital with the local providers throughout the region.  Megan also serves in the Thrive Women’s Ministry of Ada Bible Church, leading volunteer Bible study leaders as they serve the women of Ada Bible Church.   Prior to working with Forest View Hospital, Megan worked with the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan for 10 years as their House Services Director.  Megan received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business Communications from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Michelle Marciniak, Membership Co-Chair mmarciniak@truenorthservices.org

Michelle Marciniak has four years non-profit experience and community based knowledge. Michelle currently works for TrueNorth Community Services as the Circles Coordinator. Previous work excelled in community collaboration and networking. Her passions include providing outreach programming to underprivileged youth and developing a strong volunteer foundation. Michelle loves her two dogs and enjoys summertime camping with her family.

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Calli Crow, Membership Co-Chair ccrow@kdl.org

Calli has over 10 years’ experience at several nonprofit organizations working as a volunteer herself and leading volunteer engagement in a paid capacity. She has been the Volunteer Coordinator for the 19 branches, Service and Meeting Center, events, and special projects for Kent District Library for the past two years. She also serves as the Liaison to the Alliance of Friends of Kent District Library, the network of volunteer powered library fundraising groups. Calli is currently working on completing the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program at GVSU Fall of 2019. She also hopes to pass the test to receive her CVA credentials as a certified volunteer administrator in October 2019. She enjoys bicycle riding, lounging by the pool, kayaking, and hanging with her family. Calli is really excited to be on the board of VMA to further the profession of volunteer engagement in our region and to promote volunteerism as healthy civic behavior.

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Katy Payne, Secretary 
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Katy Payne has been with the Literacy Center of West Michigan for 5 years, celebrating 3 years in her current position as Literacy Coordinator with the Adult Tutoring Program. As Literacy Coordinator, Katy recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers in their role as English literacy tutors. Before joining the staff at the Literacy Center, Katy received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Grand Valley State University, and served as an AmeriCorps member. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, listening to true crime podcasts, and spending time with friends and family.

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Sherry Martens CVA, Special Events Chair sherrym@resiliencemi.org

Sherry Martens is the Volunteer Services Coordinator with Resilience-Advocates for ending Violence of Ottawa and Allegan Counties.  Resilience is an organization focused on responding to, reducing and the prevention of domestic and sexual violence.  Sherry graduated from Central Michigan University with her B.S. in Secondary Education and completed an additional Elementary Certification from Western Michigan University.  Sherry lives in Holland Michigan with her husband and her passion is spending as much time as possible with her children and grandchildren.  Sherry loves traveling with family and friends creating new adventures, continuous educational opportunities and being an active member of her community.

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Kortney Hapner, Communications Chair khapner@versiti.org

Kortney Hapner has been the Volunteer Services Coordinator at Versiti Blood Center of Michigan since May of 2016. In this role, Kortney is responsible for training and supervising volunteers assisting at community blood drives across the state. Kortney received her B.S. in Sociology and minor concentration in Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University. She is known for her love of cats and breakfast food, but is also crazy about dogs, true crime podcasts, puzzles, and spending time around the lake.


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