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HFP Staff
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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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Executive Director, President




Office Manager

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.

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Volunteer Manager

My education in legal studies and criminal justice and my passion for prison reform led me to HFP in 2021. I am extremely passionate about our mission, and I look forward to continuing our work by ensuring that incarcerated people and their families know that they matter regardless of their circumstances.

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Client Services Specialist

I am passionate about the work that we’re doing at Humanity for Prisoners, and I am making it my mission to address and solve our clients’ needs as quickly and efficiently as I can.

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Web Developer

Although a new member of the HFP team, Julia has quickly proven to be compassionate, articulate, and ready to help! As an undergraduate film student Julia has an empathetic world view that serves us well here at HFP.

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James Niewenhuis, M.D.

Pathologist, Lamont Pathology

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Mary Margaret Grillo

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

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Eric Wilkins, LMSW-Clinical

Social Work Clinical Therapist

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Jennifer Juhasz

Training Center Manager, Fresh Coast Alliance


Nancy Pagan

Owner, Fancy's Tokens

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Dave Bardolph

Accountant, Calvin Theological Seminary

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Sarah Cale, M.Ed.; MLIS

Family Counselor, Highfields

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Bill Zeilstra

Corporate Controller, Kamps Pallets

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Onesiphorus Burrel

Former Chaplain, MDOC
Founder and Pastor, West Shoreline Community Church

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Ronald Bultje, J.D.

Attorney, Dickinson Wright

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John M. Rottman, Th.D.

Professor of Preaching Emeritus, Calvin Theological Seminary

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Russell Bloem

HFP Board Chair, Former Pharmaceutical Executive 


Joseph Haveman

Former Michigan State Representative,

Hope Network

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Marla Mitchell-Cichon, J.D.

Director of WMU-Cooley Innocence Project

HFP Board of Directors
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