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Founder/Former President


Man’s inhumanity to man (and woman) seems to be more pronounced behind bars. My two previous careers were simply preparation for this one, in which I have felt the calling to make “good trouble.”

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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


Melissa is our triage expert handling all incoming messages

Rodney Gulley

Pastor at New Covenant Community Baptist Church

Judy Vander Ark

Founder/Program Director at MOSES, Inc.

John M. Rottman, Th.D.

Professor of Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary

Mary Margaret Grillo

Charity and Justice Commission, St. Patrick- St. Anthony Parish

Dave Bardolph

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.

Calvin University 

Russell Bloem

HFP Board Chair, former pharmaceutical executive 

Cindy Anderson

Former HFP Board Chair, Retired Speech Pathologist

Marla Mitchell-Cichon, J.D.

Director of WMU-Cooley Innocence Project

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