Steering Council

The Coalition Continuum of Care represents many community stakeholders in carrying out the mission of leading the community in finding solutions for preventing and ending homelessness. To facilitate effective execution of Coalition goals, a Steering Council performs the functions of a CoC board, with certain specific responsibilities assigned by the Continuum of Care through the Governance Charter. Positions are held for representatives from the Cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming and Kent County, all other seats are elected to three year terms.


Christina Soulard - The Salvation Army -
Lauren Van Keulen - 311 -
Lisa Cruden - Family Promise -
Jeffrey King - Community Rebuilders -
Erin Crison - Well House -
Brandi Sones - MDOC -
Rebecca Rynbrandt - City of Wyoming -
Hattie Tinney - Grand Rapids Housing Commission -
Tom Cottrell - YWCA -
Deborah Armstrong - ICCF -
Connie Bohatch/Erin Banchoff - City of Grand Rapids -
Julie Cnossen - Arbor Circle -
Shannon Bass - Community Member -
Laurie Craft - Grand Rapids Community Foundation -
Kwan McEwen - Grand Rapids Urban League -
Beverly Ryskamp - network180 -
Denny Sturtevant - Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, Inc. -
Karen Tjapkes - Legal Aid of West Michigan -
Matthew Van Zetten - Kent County -
John Wynbeek - Genesis Nonprofit Housing Corporation -