I have been with HFP part time since 2010 and full-time since 2013, taking over as President/CEO/CFO in April of 2019. My goal is to make sure we can provide all our services to as many clients as necessary, and to continue building HFP to ensure we can provide these services as long as they are needed. Every person we serve was someone's baby at some point, and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect no matter the reason for their incarceration.
Client Services Specialist
I find joy and meaning in using the empathy I have always had to help others. I believe in our mission in delivering compassion. We don't know what people were born in to and the shaping that took place for them as a child. We are not here to judge, but to help make the world a little better with kindness.
Client Intake Specialist
As a legal service and criminal justice undergraduate of Grand Valley State University, I am extremely passionate about advocating for those who are unheard and often forgotten. We are all human, therefore we are all deserving of humanity, courtesy, kindness, and compassion. Our work is purposeful, and I have faith in our mission. “Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others?” – Unknown
Pastor at New Covenant Community Baptist Church
Executive Director, No One Lives Alone
John M. Rottman, Th.D.
Professor of Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary
Mary Margaret Grillo
Charity and Justice Commission, St. Patrick- St. Anthony Parish
Accountant, Calvin Theological Seminary.
Veena Kulkarni- Rankin, DMA
Lead Instructor, Faber Piano Institute.
HFP Board of Directors
Heather Moore, MA, ACC
Prison Reform/Prisoner Advocacy
Aaron Yore-VanOosterhout, Ph.D.
Research Manager, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, GVSU
Michelle R. Loyd-Paige, Ph.D.
HFP Board Chair, former pharmaceutical executive
Former HFP Board Chair, Retired Speech Pathologist
Marla Mitchell-Cichon, J.D.
Director of WMU-Cooley Innocence Project