Workforce Board
Local Elected Officials
Leadership Staff

West Michigan Works! is currently seeking qualified applicants for appointment to our regional workforce board. WMW Staff will be collecting Workforce Board applications for the following sectors:

Business/Private Sector (1)

Applications and letters of support are due January 1, 2024. Applications will be reviewed by a Nominating Committee assigned by the Executive Committee. Applications will be presented to the Executive Committee and ACSET Governing Board for final approval. Learn more and apply here.

Workforce Board

Heather Daniel, Chair Program ManagerHaworth Paul David
HR Director
Fleis & Vandenbrink
Charles Lepper
Grand Rapids Community College
Shana Lewis, Vice Chair Vice President, Talent Acquisition and National Workforce ProgramsTrinity Health Jay Dunwell
Wolverine Coil Spring
Kolene Miller
Global Diversity Officer & Global Talent Acquisition Strategy Director
Emily Babson
Director of Human Resources
Jim Fischer
Second Act, LLC.
Dan Rinsema-Sybenga
Dean of Academic Affairs
Muskegon Community College
Nora Balgoyen
Area Manager
ITC Holdings
Kristen Garris
Chief Workforce Officer
Goodwill Industries of
West Michigan
Jen Schottke
West Michigan Construction Institute
Ryan Bennett
Account Executive
Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance
Jan Harrington-Davis
SVP Talent Acquisition
Corewell Health
Michelle Seigo
County Director
Department of Health &
Human Services (DHHS), Ionia/Montcalm
Mark Bergsma
Account Executive
Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance
Jennifer Heinzman
Barry County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Alliance
Samantha Semrau
HR Director
Kendrick Plastics
Kenyatta Brame
Exec VP & Chief Administrative Officer
Cascade Engineering
Jon Hofman
HR Manager
Holland Board of Public Works
Connie Stewart
Interim President
Montcalm Community College
Morgan Carroll
Director of Business Development
Greater Muskegon Economic Development
TaRita Johnson
Senior VP, Talent & Diversity
The Right Place, Inc.
Dan TenHoopen
AFL-CIO Labor Liaison
Heart of West Michigan United Way, Labor Liaison – AFL-CIO
Tonia Castillo
Director of Adult Training and Career Services
Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
Gregory S. King
Senior Business Solutions Manager
Lakeshore Advantage
Mark Thomas
Northview Schools
Jordan Clark
Director of Compensation & HRIS
David Kitchen
Training Director
West Michigan Training Alliance
Sara WhislerHuman Resources ManagerCarbonSix
Cathy Cronick
District Manager
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Kelly Kroll
Human Resources Business Partner
Bradford White

LocaL Elected Officials

Jim Storey, ACSET ChairAllegan County Commissioner Kim CyrMuskegon County Commissioner Darrell L. PaigeMuskegon County Commissioner
David Hatfield, ACSET Vice-ChairBarry County Commissioner Mark De YoungAllegan County Commissioner Kelsey PerdueCity of Grand Rapids Commissioner
Tony Baker
Kent County Commissioner
Matt KallmanKent County Commissioner Larry Tiejema Ionia County Commissioner
Ron BakerMontcalm County Commissioner Melissa LaGrandKent County Commissioner Milinda YsasiCity of Grand Rapids County Commissioner
Rebekah CurranOttawa County Commissioner Joe MossOttawa County Commissioner

Leadership Staff