img_4141-2.jpgWest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is governed by a Board of Directors chosen from its membership.  Directors serve two-year terms.

There are 15 members and two emeritus positions: Immediate Past President and Executive Director.  By charter, the board includes at least one representative each from education, government and the non-profit community.  By policy, it also includes two representatives from its Southwest Michigan membership.

Applications for new members are accepted in April of each year.  Learn more at the links below.

Sara Meyer, Project Manager, Environmental Resources Management (President)

Sara Meyer, Project Manager, Environmental Resources Management Sara Meyer is an environmental consultant with Environmental Resources Management, where she specializes in assisting companies to achieve and maintain compliance with environmental regulations, including Storm Water, Wastewater, and Air regulations. She regularly conducts site audits and works closely with her clients to help their companies have the smallest…

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Steve Ramus, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Perrigo (Vice President)

Steve Ramus, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Perrigo As Perrigo’s Global Head of CSR, Steve is responsible for company environmental and social initiatives, including but not limited to:  Perrigo’s Environmental Stewardship program, Ethical and Social Compliance in the Supply Chain, Perrigo’s annual CSR report, and compliance with the many different customer sustainability/CSR requirements.  Steve and his…

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Bill Morgan, President of Morgan & Morgan CPAs (Treasurer)

Bill Morgan, President of Morgan & Morgan CPAs Bill Morgan has performed audits and created tax strategies for dozens of profit and non-profit organizations, plus hundreds of individuals and families. He is a veteran of non-profit audit compliance with a keen understanding of non-profit governance and the public and private funding sources on whose behalf the…

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David Rinard, Director of Global Environmental Performance, Steelcase Inc. (Secretary)

David Rinard, Director of Global Environmental Performance, Steelcase Inc.  David A. Rinard is director of Global Environmental Performance for Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry. Steelcase delivers a better work experience to its customers by providing products, services and insights into the ways people work. Its portfolio includes architecture, furniture and…

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Alison Sutter, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, SpartanNash (Immediate Past President)

Alison Sutter, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, SpartanNash Alison Waske Sutter manages SpartanNash’s corporate responsibility programs, which include both environmental sustainability and social responsibility initiatives. She has over fifteen years of experience in the sustainability profession, including consulting work for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital as well as serving as Metro Health Hospital’s sustainable…

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Daniel Schoonmaker, Executive Director, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

An accomplished environmental educator, Daniel Schoonmaker was named Executive Director of West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum in 2013, a new role created to position the organization for growth and innovation. Since then, the forum has achieved record growth in participation while launching new strategic initiatives focused on waste diversion, sustainable food systems, climate resiliency, social…

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Dar Baas, Director of Kent County Department of Public Works (1st term)

Dar Baas, Director of Kent County Department of Public Works (1st term) Dar’s focus is the emerging circular economy – providing leadership and visioning to deliver waste diversion, energy recovery, and sustainable materials management strategies through an integrated solid waste management system for business and residents. Through collaboration and innovation, he is challenging the West…

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Krista Badiane, Assistant Professor, Aquinas College (1st Term)

Krista Badiane, Assistant Professor, Aquinas College (1st Term) Krista Badiane, Ph.D. joined the Sustainable Business Program as an Assistant Professor in 2012. She has developed and taught courses in the areas of sustainable business and environmental studies. Dr. Badiane came to Aquinas with over 10 years of experience working with the business and non-profit communities on…

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Sarah Chartier, Sustainability Program Manager, Spectrum Health (2nd Term)

Sarah Chartier, Sustainability Program Manager, Spectrum Health  As the Sustainability Program Manager, Sarah has worked within Spectrum Health’s Sustainability Office for over five years to identify environmental and financial opportunities, reduce waste and mitigate Spectrum Health’s environmental footprint. Sarah measures and manages performance based on the triple bottom line, including organizational readiness, operational performance, waste…

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Sharon Darby, Sr. Mgr. – Environmental, Safety & Sustainability, Cascade Engineering (1st Term)

Sharon Darby, Sr. Mgr. – Environmental, Safety & Sustainability, Cascade Engineering Sharon Darby is the Sr. Manager of Environmental, Safety and Sustainability at Cascade Engineering. She has been with the organization for fifteen years. Sharon plays an integral part of the organization’s Triple Bottom Line culture leading Safety and Environmental, Zero Waste Team, Anti-Racism Credentialing, Diversity…

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Paul Isely, Associate Dean – Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University (1st Term)

Paul Isely, Associate Dean – Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University (1st Term) Dr. Paul Isely is the associate dean of the Seidman College of Business. He joined the GVSU faculty in 1995, after earning his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University. Dr. Isely has taught many different courses at GVSU including Environmental Economics…

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Alice Jasper, Associate Program Director, Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (1st Term)

Alice Jasper, Associate Program Director, Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (1st Term) Community advocate, nature lover and science fiction enthusiast, Alice Jasper hails from Brooklyn, New York. Pursuing a somewhat dramatic change of scenery, Alice moved to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where she attended Northern Michigan University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in English.  Following graduation, Alice moved to Grand Rapids in 2012, where she…

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Anna Keehn, Civil Engineer, Wightman & Associates, Inc. (1st Term)

Anna Keehn, Civil Engineer, Wightman & Associates, Inc. (1st Term) WAI is a full-service Engineering, Surveying Architectural and Environmental firm with 100 professional in Southwest Michigan and surrounding areas.  Anna is a designer and project manager in WAI’s Allegan office where she is involved with a variety of projects for both private and municipal clients. She…

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Wendy Ogilvie, Director of Environmental Programs, Grand Valley Metro Council (3rd Term)

Wendy Ogilvie, Director of Environmental Programs, Grand Valley Metro Council Wendy joined GVMC in 2013 as the Director of Environmental Programs. Current initiatives include facilitating NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permits in Kent and Ottawa County communities: implementing the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW) strategic plan, and assisting the project team in restoring the rapids…

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Lynn Spurr, Sr. Environmental Specialist, FTCH (1st Term)

Lynn Spurr, Sr. Environmental Specialist, FTCH (1st Term) Lynn Spurr, Sr. Environmental Specialist with FTCH, has been an active member of the WMSBF for a number of years.  She has participated on various committees and programs; most recently, the Waste Characterization and Valuation Project and the Waste Task Force.  The Zero Waste Initiative is a key interest.…

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Doug Tamboer, Sustainability Director, Consumers Energy (3rd Term)

Doug Tamboer, Sustainability Director, Consumers Energy Responsible for developing and updating the framework for a Corporate Sustainability Program, assuring that the business units have adequate awareness, tools and plans for implementing sustainability practices within their areas. The Director is the corporate lead and primary support for key projects to deliver achievement of the company’s Sustainability…

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Lynette Wolf, TAACCCT Project Manager, Lake Michigan College (4th Term)

Lynette Wolf, TAACCCT Project Manager, Lake Michigan College (4th Term) Lynette Wolf joined the Board for Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum in 2010 and had served as Secretary of the Board since 2011. Lynette has taught a Sustainable Business course for Community Ed. at Lake Michigan College and has over seven years experience working with local…

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Sara Yob, Associate Professor, Workforce Trainer, Grand Rapids Community College (2nd Term)

Sara Yob, Associate Professor, Workforce Trainer, Grand Rapids Community College Sara’s role at Grand Rapids Community College is teaching in non-credit training, primarily onsite in manufacturing facilities, on content ranging from basic manufacturing readiness content, like print reading and problem solving  to automotive quality tools and techniques. Sara led the first team to a win in…

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