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Meet the Oasis Board of Directors



  • 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



  • 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.



  • 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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  • Terry's professional journey has been dedicated to serving and supporting the elderly community. Throughout her career, she has gained firsthand insights into the struggles faced by those with disabilities. Terry is thrilled to contribute her expertise to an organization that champions family support, fosters independence, and seeks innovative housing options.


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  • Laura's sister is Alice Lieffers who was born with  NOMID (Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease). Laura became a nurse after her experiences during Alice's' healthcare journey.  She has seen housing challenges impact the patients she serves as well as her sister and is excited to be a part of an organization that promotes housing alternatives that facilitate independence and quality of life. 


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  • Carlie is a High School Special Education teacher in Ottawa County. She is currently working on her masters in Special Education Administration and Leadership. She has also worked for several non-profits and as a CLS worker for many individuals in both Ottawa and Kent county. Carlie is excited to help advocate for individuals independence and help provide supports for all individuals and their families.


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  • 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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  • Camille is a dedicated board member driven by personal experience. Her daughter was born with NOMID (Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease), inspiring Camille's mission to create a nurturing environment for her daughter and peers. Her vision includes enabling her daughter and other young adults to build meaningful connections, enjoy companionship, and reside in a joyful, secure, and supportive home. Camille's passion for fostering a safe and inclusive community is at the heart of her contributions to the board.

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