Board of Trustees

Christopher Edgar, President

Attorney, Miller Johnson

Diane St. Claire, Immediate Past President


Dr. Peter Hahn, Vice President

President & CEO, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health

John T. Jones, Treasurer, Friends of the Opera President

Digital and Content Marketing Manager, MFGS, Inc.

Gwen Cieslak

Assistant Vice President, Seyferth PR

Aaron Doty

Vice President and General Manager, Grand Rapids Symphony

Joan Gillett, Founding Member

Opera Grand Rapids

Win S. Irwin

Chairman of the Board, Irwin Seating Company

Madelaine C. Lane

Attorney, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Dr. Sarah Masterson


Laina Mills

SVP, Investment Officer, Legacy Trust

Amy Murphy

Attorney, Miller Johnson

Jim O’Connor

Vice President, Corporate Compliance Officer, Steelcase Inc.

Dr. Gil Padula

Chief Medical Officer, University Hospitals St. John Medical Center

Katie Roskam

Attorney, Varnum

Dr. Gregory Sanial

VP for Finance/CFO, Grand Valley State University

Kyle Van Andel

David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation Representative

Dr. Penny Wilton

Anesthesiologist, Spectrum Health


Dan Gaydou
Arend (Don) Lubbers
Margaret Malone
Wendy Stock
Carol Van Andel
Pat Waring


Dr. William Appel
Muriel Burger
Joan Gillett
John Gilmore
Lorraine Hardebeck
Betty Van Andel*