Meet Our Board and Team

Here at KZCF we are a team of people who love where we live and love what we do. We give back to Kalamazoo County by investing in people and programs that will help create a community where every person can reach full potential.

Our board of trustees provides guidance for our grantmaking and community leadership. Our trustees donate their time, energy and expertise to help us identify opportunities for community impact and address community needs.

Our staff works with donors, nonprofits and community members to make a meaningful impact on Kalamazoo County. It includes skilled professionals in community investment, donor relations, finance, administration, scholarship, human resources and marketing communications.

Board of Trustees

  Hon. Carolyn Williams
Chairperson
   
Mary Harper
Vice Chairperson
   
Jim Escamilla
Trustee
   
Dr. Jorge Gonzalez
Trustee
   
 
Si Johnson
Trustee
   
  Sydney Parfet
Trustee
   
Frank Sardone
Trustee
   
Amy Upjohn
Trustee
   
  Von Washington, Jr.
Trustee

Leadership and Governance

 


Sharon Brown
Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
269.585.7269 / sbrown@kalfound.org
 
Carrie Pickett-Erway
President/CEO
269.585.7257 / cpicketterway@kalfound.org 

Community Investment


Candice Atwater  
Community Investment Coordinator
269.585.7254 / catwater@kalfound.org

Sandy Barry-Loken  
Senior Community Investment Officer
269.585.7263 / sbarry-loken@kalfound.org

 
Kari Benjamin Hamann  
Community Investment Manager
269.585.7242 / kbenjamin@kalfound.org

 
David Feaster  
Community Investment Manager
269.585.7266 / dfeaster@kalfound.org

 
Martha Gonzalez-Cortes
Vice President, Community Investment
269.585.7251 / mgonzalez-cortes@kalfound.org

 
Lanna Lewis  
Community Investment Officer / Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT)
269.585.7268 / slewis@kalfound.org
 
Elena Mireles-Hill  
Community Investment Officer
269.585.7237 / emireles-hill@kalfound.org
 

Kururama Sánchez

Community Investment Manager
269.585.7256 / ksanchez@kalfound.org

Donor Relations

 
 
Raven Britt
Development Officer
269.585.7273 / rbritt@kalfound.org 

Joanna Donnelly Dales
Vice President, Donor Relations
269.585.7260 / jdales@kalfound.org / @jdonnellydales

Ann Fergemann  
Philanthropic Advisor
269.585.7238 / afergemann@kalfound.org


Julie Loncharte
Donor Relations Officer
269.585.7270 / jloncharte@kalfound.org

Valerie Mitchell  
Donor Relations Coordinator
269.585.7253 / vmitchell@kalfound.org

 
Adrienne Neubert
Donor Relations Manager
269.585.7247 / aneubert@kalfound.org
  Sharayl Moore
Donor Relations Coordinator
269.585.7255/ smoore@kalfound.org

Finance and Administration


 
Sue Bos
Performance Excellence Manager
269.585.7241 / sbos@kalfound.org

Kelly Campbell  
Finance Manager
269.585.7259 / kcampbell@kalfound.org 
 

Stacey Charron-Milnikel
Receptionist/Office Assistant
259.381.4416 / scharron-milnikel@kalfound.org 

Selena Jepkema
Database Manager
269.585.7261 / sjepkema@kalfound.org / @sjepkema

Karen Racette
Controller
269.585.7246 / kracette@kalfound.org


Susan Springgate
Vice President, Finance and Administration
269.585.7240 / sspringgate@kalfound.org
 

Breanne Stokes
Receptionist/Office Assistant
269.381.4416 / bstokes@kalfound.org

Human Resources


      
Kelley Kellis
Director of Human Resources
269.585.7264 / kkellis@kalfound.org
  Stephanie Carrier
Human Resources Manager
269.585.7250 / scarrier@kalfound.org 

Marketing Communications





Sarah Lee
Director of Marketing Communications
269.381.4416 / slee@kalfound.org

 


Jordan Duckens
Communications Officer
269.585.7262 / jduckens@kalfound.org


Tom Vance
Communications Officer
269.585.7243 / tvance@kalfound.org

Scholarship

  Laura Galaviz
Scholarship Manager
269.585.7239 / lgalaviz@kalfound.org 

Nancy Timmons
Scholarship Coordinator
269.585.7258 / ntimmons@kalfound.org

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