The People of WMEAC​

Meet the Team

Bill Wood

Executive Director

Elaine Sterrett Isely

Deputy Director

Tanya Cabala

Lakeshore Outreach Organizer

Carlos Calderon

Director of Sustainable Community Development

Deirdre courtney Nieves

Director of Climate Solutions and Justice

Kyle Faulds

Operations Administrator

Kalina foster

Communications Coordinator

Kyle Hart

Education Programs Manager

Marshall Kilgore

Director of Engagement

Sharlene Kipfer

Director of Development



Retired, Grand Valley State University

Paul albarran - vice president

general counsel, transcend

BECKY BROWN - Secretary

Principal consultant, RPS north america

edward cole - treasurer

owner, cole business services

dr. Keli Christopher

Executive Director, STEM Greenhouse

tom christy

financial advisor, npf investment advisors

Abe Garcia

City Council member, Wayland, MI

Amaad Hardy

Policy Director, GR NAACP

Kyle Meyaard-Schaap

executive DIRECTOR, association for a more just society

Daniel Morrison

Founder, Collective Idea

Ara Seo

CPA, Amway

Bobby Springer

Associate Director Veterans Upward Bound, Grand Valley State University

Francisco Vega

Environmental Operator, Consumers Energy

Bob Zylstra

Retired, Feyen Zylstra UE

want to become a board member?

Board nominations for the upcoming year are voted on during the WMEAC Annual Meeting.