Team and Board

Our team has expertise in systems change, community engagement, data, communication, community impact, and policy and advocacy. We pair that with our desire to see a housing system that works for everyone in Kent County, to coordinate the work of the Housing Stability Alliance. We look forward to connecting with you!

Our Team

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Eureka People, M.A.



Tiana Hawver, M.S.

Communications Manager


Alex Kontras, M.P.A.

Senior Director of Data and Policy

Our Board

Tasha Blackmon, Co-Chair

President and CEO

Cherry Health

Brad Kessel, Co-Chair

President and CEO

Independent Bank

Rosalynn Bliss


City of Grand Rapids, MI

Michael Bohnsack


Bohnsack and Associates

Eric Brown

President and CEO

Urban League of West Michigan

Lynne Ferrell

Program Director

Frey Foundation

Raquel Guzman


Avanti Law

Josh Lunger

Vice President of Gov. Affairs,

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

Pamela Parriott

Director of Philanthropy

DeVos Family Foundations

Al Vanderberg

Kent County Administrator

Kent County

Mark Washington

City Manager

City of Grand Rapids, MI