Erva and her mother take a break to take a picture
Father and child sitting in the garden
A man pushes his sister through the garden on her wheelchair


We are lead by executive director, Lesa Dion, and a board of directors comprised of representatives from across Michigan. Our board brings a variety of backgrounds and experiences to the table; however, they all share a passion for supporting programs that help children.

2017 Board Meetings

May 10, 2017

November 8, 2017

Executive Director

Lesa Dion - Hudsonville, MI

Executive Committee and Board Leadership

Robert J. Potter President - Southfield

UHY Accounting Services

Tony Castillo Vice-President - Holland

McDonald's Owner/Operator

Rodney Prahl Treasurer - Grand Rapids

Terri Rozek-Beebe Secretary - Rogers City

McDonald's Owner/Operator

Board of Directors

Alison Kraai McKee - Ada

AKM Communications

Andrea Clark - Grand Rapids

Bill Millard - Kalamazoo

Dement & Marquardt, PLC

Carl E. Wiseman - Grand Rapids

McDonald's Owner/Operator

Daniel Kreft RMHMM Rep

Vice President

Independent Bank

Dayle L. Maples, M.D

Retired Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Fritz Benson - Lansing

Chairman of MLC

Julie Donahue - Muskegon


Julie Griiffith RMHMM Rep - Royal Oak

Director, Quality Improvement

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Kim Krause RMHMM Rep


WXMI Fox 17

Marcia Bishop - Holland

Retired former Superintendent of Schools

Matthew Dugener - Muskegon

Michael Rodewald - Grand Rapids

Restaurant Manager McDonald's

Renee Draves

McDonald's Owner/Operator

Ryan Reardon

McDonald's Owner/Operator

Sam Cox - Flint

McDonald's Owner/Operator

Simone Margraf - Portland

Director of Curriculum/ Instructional Invention Specialist

Portland Public Schools

Emeritus Board Member

Glen V. Borre - Grand Rapids

Miller Johnson