Our Board Members

BOARD CHAIRS

Nika Kusmierz | Communication & Resource Specialist, Well House | nika@ynpngr.org

Nika is a local community activist, avid reader and taco connoisseur. She is graduate of Grand Valley State University where she studied Sociology. Her favorite part of YNPN is connecting with other nonprofit professionals in the community.

Becca Ryan | Administrative Coordinator, Kennari Consulting | becca@ynpngr.org

Becca, a grad of the Aquinas Community Leadership program, enjoys Grand Rapids' vibrant nonprofit community and top-notch breweries. When not living and working the city, she loves forests and the challenge of traveling abroad. She values YNPN as a platform to connect leaders and promote community.

 

SECRETARY

Autumn Hubbard | Annual Fund Manager, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre | autumn@ynpngr.org

Autumn loves engaging nonprofits in marketing, strategic communications, and strategic planning. When she’s not working, Autumn loves spending time with family and friends, visiting any and all beaches, trying new Grand Rapids restaurants and exploring #PureMichigan. Autumn's favorite part of YNPN GR is the opportunity for growth through professional development events and leadership opportunities. She has her Masters in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University.

 

TREASURER

Beth McEwen | Communications & Development Coordinator, Girls on the Run of Kent and Muskegon Counties |beth@ynpngr.org

Beth has worked in the nonprofit sector for almost 15 years. Currently, she is the Communications and Development Coordinator for Girls on the Run of Kent and Muskegon Counties, an organization that inspires 3rd-8th grade girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. She finds YNPN a tremendously valuable resource for professional development and supportive network of world-changers.

 

MARKETING CHAIR 

Colin Cumming | Annual Fund and Grants Manager, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Colin is passionate about meaningful connections between nonprofits of all sizes and their supporters. He has presented on the importance of strong donor relations systems, millennial board and volunteer engagement, and nonprofit talent development. He has his Master's in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University and a Bachelor's in Social Relations and Policy from Michigan State University. Originally from the Detroit area, he believes in the power of the YNPN network to build a more powerful and diverse social sector.

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING CHAIR

Holly Visser | Co-Race Director (& Yoga Instructor), Gazelle Girl

While Holly has some things that she does that has "titles", they don't really make her who she is. She directs the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon event in Grand Rapids, MI. She teaches a lot of yoga. She loves to travel the world in appreciation of its unique colors, shapes, and sizes. A gooey chocolate brownie or no bake is my sweet of choice, and the peanut butter must be creamy. "I am a lover just like you. My heart has been broken just like you. I have pressed into boundaries, loved hard, forgiven someone that was not asking for forgiveness, inhaled and exhaled, just like you. I am especially driven to improve the health and WHOLEness of women. I believe that we shoulder each others passions forward together in community, that self care is important, and that we have the power to change the world, and it's our duty to do so."

 

MEMBERSHIP CHAIRS

Positions available, ask us!

 

LEADERSHIP AND RECOGNITION CHAIRS

Mallory Buth | Advancement Assistant for Kuyper College | mallory@ynpngr.org

Mallory is a passionate about making connections in the community and helping those in need. A Grand Rapids native, she spends her time working to have a positive impact on the community. As a member of YNPN, she values the professional development and opportunities for education as well as the relationships she is able to build through the network.

Liz Warners| Philanthropic Services Associate, Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Liz loves knowing an organization is working efficiently and smoothly, as well as getting to know donors and philanthropists on an individual level. When not working, she can be found at the movies (about twice a month), reading, watching Netflix, or walking her dog.

 

DEVELOPMENT CHAIR 

Latrisha Sosebee | Property Manager for Heartside District, Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids | latrisha@ynpngr.org

Latrisha is a native Michigander who takes pleasure in outdoor adventures. She enjoys learning about different cultures and ways of life, which has lead her to travel and live abroad. Her favorite thing about YNPN is working and socializing with young professionals who believe in change and fighting for a cause.

 

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

Arianne Hall | Manager of Regional Associates, Mission India

Arianne loves connecting with donors and learning their passions, as well as working internally in non-profits to build and develop teams. She spends her free time comparing vanilla lattes at all the local coffee shops, or planning her next adventure around the world. She has a bachelors in Communication and Journalism from Cornerstone University.

 

 


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