Meet the Oasis Board of Directors

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Grace A.M. Smith

President

  • Grace is a founding member of Oasis.  Her son has an unbalanced genetic translocation and is cognitively impaired.  She wants him to be as independent as possible and to successfully accomplish the goals he sets for himself.

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Camille Lieffers

Vice-President

  • Camille’s daughter was born with NOMID (Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease).  She hopes her daughter can spend time with more adults her age and find friends to live in a safe, secure, happy home together.

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Lynn Surdock

Secretary

  • Lynn is a founding member of Oasis. Her daughter has mental illness and struggles to control her anger and impulsiveness.  The support from other families and a drive to provide housing for all is Lynn’s passion.

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Jeanne F. Marek

Treasurer

  • Jeanne’s son was born with cerebral palsy.  He is living independently in a barrier free apartment and working part-time.  She wants him to live near friends and have a more independent social life.

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Steve Johnson

Board Member, Past President

  • Steve is a founding member of Oasis.  His son has cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy.   He wants his son to enjoy a life of choice within a supportive community, surrounded by friends and opportunities for personal growth

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Alice Lieffers

Board Member

  • Alice was born with a disease called NOMID (Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease).  She is enrolled in the Noorthoek Academy at Grand Rapids Community College and volunteers at Beer City Dog Biscuits and at the YMCA.  She is excited about moving into an apartment with friends.

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Helayne Sherman

Board Member

  • Helayne’s adult daughter is disabled. She is passionate about providing her with long-term safe and secure housing options, opportunities to develop friendships, socialization and a sense of community.

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Kris Kellogg

Board Member

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Ex Officio Officers:  

Ron Irvine, James White, Ann Meldrum & Bonnie Miller

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Oasis Community of West Michigan welcomes and embraces diversity in all forms.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, economic status, or sexual orientation in our membership or any of our activities or operations.  

Although we hold many of our activities in a church building, we are not a faith-based organization. 

Oasis Community of West Michigan is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  All contributions are tax-deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.