Staff & Board

Board of Directors

George Guyott, Board Chair
1st Advantage Real Estate

James Boldenow, Vice Chair

Christine Hugmeyer, Treasurer
Macatawa Bank

Toni Ter Molen, Secretary

Karen Kania, Board Member




Karrie Brown, Executive Director

Karrie has a diverse work history that focuses on helping people achieve their highest degree of independence, happiness, and success. Prior to joining The Pantry team, she worked with one of our partnering agencies, MOKA, assisting individuals with developmental disabilities. She is currently working toward her Masters in Nonprofit Management and is expected to finish within the year. Karrie is a mother of three, keeping her busy as she cheers them on in band, baseball, and football. Her passion for The Pantry is a blessing!

Phone: 616.455.9411 Ext 4


Yolanda Fuentes, Neighbor’s Choice Pantry Manager

Yolanda FuentesYolanda has many years of experience in bi-lingual casework with the Department of Human Services and Public Health, in both Michigan and Texas. Yoli, who is certified as a Medical Administrative Assistant, is a bona fide ’people person’. She is a mother of four, a caregiver for her parents, and a wonderful grandmother to three, soon to be four! Yoli orchestrates the Neighbor’s Choice pantry with ease, keeps the volunteers happy, and makes all our neighbors feel safe and welcome!

Phone: 616.455.9411 Ext 1


Heather Armstrong, Fresh Market Coordinator

Heather, a Davenport University graduate, operates The Pantry’s Fresh Market farm stand, where neighbors can shop for local Michigan produce year around. Whether picking up apples from the Farmers Market, leading Farm to Pantry class, or chatting with neighbors about different squash recipes, her customer service background and positive attitude reveal how she and the Fresh Market are two peas in a pod. When she is not at The Pantry Heather loves growing plants and building things- she is currently building her own greenhouse!

Phone: 616.455.9411 Ext 3


Brittany Gray, NOW Pantry Coordinator

Brittany holds a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Grand Valley State University. She also earned her Bachelor’s at GVSU, majoring in Anthropology, as she is passionate about people and culture. She has served as Interim at The Pantry in the past and is excited to be working with the staff, volunteers, and neighbors once again. Brittany is active in the Grand Rapids community, is an advocate of human rights, and loves to get outdoors whenever possible!

Phone: 616.455.9411 Ext 2



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