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.


Adrienne Goodstal - Mel Trotter Ministries -
Alonda Trammell - Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, Inc. -
Beverly Ryskamp - network180 -
Brianna Lipscomb - Youth Action Board -
Casey Gordon - Kent Intermediate School District -
Cathy LaPorte - The Salvation Army -
Deanna Rolffs - Inner City Christian Federation -
Elizabeth Stoddard - Fair Housing Center of West Michigan -
Erin Banchoff - City of Grand Rapids -
Hattie Tinney - Grand Rapids Housing Commission -
Jeffrey King - Community Rebuilders -
Karen Tjapkes - Legal Aid of West Michigan -
Kwan McEwen - Grand Rapids Urban League -
Lauren VanKeulen - 311 Youth Housing -
Lisa Cruden - Family Promise -
Rebecca Rynbrandt - City of Wyoming -
Scott Orr - Department of Health and Human Services -
Susan Cervantes - Kent County Community Action -
Shannon Bass - Community Member -
Shontaze Jones - Veterans Action Board -
Tom Cottrell - YWCA -