Grand Rapids Board of Directors

We gratefully acknowledge these dedicated volunteers who serve on the Grand Rapids American Heart Association Board of Directors.

These dedicated volunteers are healthcare professionals and business and community leaders who guide our many activities throughout the Grand Rapids area. 

Executive Committee

Board Chair
Kent Riddle
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Board President
Steve Polega, RN, MHA
University of Michigan Health-West

Leadership Development Chair
India Manns
Community Leader

Board Members

Dr. Aiesha Ahmed, MD, MBA
Faith 
Spectrum Healh

Veverly Austin
Faith Community Leader

Tasha Blackmon
Cherry Health

Cathy Cooper
Meijer

Todd Herring
Common Notice

Kevin Hoppe
Kellog's

Kurt Johnson
Grand Rapids Public Schools

Dr. Karen Kennedy
Mercy Health

Maureen Kirkwood
Health Net of West Michigan

Laura Moody
Community Leader

Kellie Norton
Blue Cross Blue Shield MI

Michelle Pena, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Mercy Health

Ray Reitsma
Mercantile Bank

Patrick Scott
Parker Hannifin

Amy Stahley, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN
Davenport College

Jenny Stocker
Barnes & Thornburg

American Heart Association Staff

Jana Siminski
Jana.Siminski@heart.org
616-482-1520

Winni Walsh
Jana.Siminski@heart.org
616-482-1502