Nonprofit names board members


Meg Lehigh. Courtesy GROW

A nonprofit that offers resources to female entrepreneurs has a new group of board members.

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, or GROW, appointed six board members, including a board president, according to the organization last month.

Each board member's term is three years.

“I’m very excited to lead this growing board,” said Meg Lehigh, incoming board president. “Adding these talented, community-minded professional women will ensure that GROW continues to enhance programming, services and funding sources for entrepreneurs.”

New GROW board members

Meg Lehigh, HR Collaborative, board president

Shannon Cohen, principal and founder, Tough Skin Soft Heart by Shannon Cohen

Elizabeth Joy Fossel, director of Civil Legal Affairs, city of Grand Rapids

Floriza Genautis, CEO, Management Business Solutions

LaChaun Steverson, community member

Kim Suarez, community member

Returning GROW board members

Elizabeth Ziesmer, principal, Rehmann, board past president

Jason Reep, president, The Employers’ Association, board treasurer

Elly Barnette-Dawson, director of advancement, Grand Rapids Art Museum

Rebecca Dutcher, president, RED66 Marketing

William Franks, attorney, The Law Offices of William H. Franks

Stacey George, attorney, Varnum

Brittany Harden, associate attorney, Miller Johnson Snell & Cummiskey

Jack Keller, commercial loan officer, Lake Michigan Credit Union

Dallas Lenear, lead consultant and director of Project Green, Genesis Consulting

Amy Lodenstein, owner, Coy’s Awnings

Veronica Quintino Aranda, Spectrum Community Services

Bridgett Vanderhoff, founder and CEO, Appletree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool

Debra Van Hevele, SVP, Comerica Bank

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