Board of Trustees

If you are passionate about the Forest Hills Public Schools and would like to use your talent to help students achieve lifelong success, we invite you to volunteer for a board position. Please contact the Foundation office if you would like to learn more about our board.

FHPS Foundation Board Application

Return to 600 Forest Hill Avenue SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546.

Members of the Board

Andy Keller FHPSF Board of Trustees Andy Keller
Board Chair | Principal Engineer / observIQ

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Forest Hills Foundation Azia Mason Azia Mason
Board Vice Chair | Community Volunteer

The health of a community is inseparable from the quality of its local public schools. I believe having a safe, inclusive, high quality environment where all our kids can grow and excel is essential. Thriving schools make for happy families and those families are able to contribute even more to their communities. We are lucky to already have a fantastic school system in Forest Hills. My two girls are in school here and I see the benefits of FHPS every single day.

I also know that such excellence doesn’t happen by itself. Maintaining a high standard of education and evolving to meet the needs of our changing world requires ongoing commitment, dedication and enthusiasm generation to generation. I am excited and honored to be part of this generation’s efforts to make the Forest Hills school system the very best it can be and to help provide the extra support our teachers need to continue to innovate creative new programs.

Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Heidi Hendricks
Secretary | Creston Industrial Sales

The FHPS Foundation provides a leading example of our district’s commitment to providing a higher level of education for our students by allowing our educators to provide creative, innovative, and individualistic opportunities for our students that are outside the constraints of State academic funding. Being a part of the bi-annual grant cycle for our teachers has been one of my greatest joys in serving as a Trustee, and I am committed to serving my term as an ambassador for our District and a fierce advocate for the Foundation.

I am extremely honored to be able to represent our Forest Hills Public School community as a Foundation Trustee. My husband Paul and I are proud graduates of Forest Hills Northern High School, and we have enjoyed watching our two children excel at Ada Vista Elementary and Northern Trails. It has been extremely gratifying to stay in the community that we grew up in, and raise our children in the same school district that our parents believed in, as do we. Paul and I are strongly committed to the Grand Rapids community, both professionally and philanthropically. Our Forest Hills Public School education provided opportunities for us to attend Michigan State University, and our family owned business, Creston Industrial Sales, is located in downtown Grand Rapids. In addition to my service as a FHPS Foundation Trustee, I also serve as Board Chair for CASA of Kent County, a host committee member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and as PTO treasurer for Ada Vista Elementary.

Brad Sturm FHPSF Board of Trustees Brad Sturm
Treasurer | Director, Global Treasury / Perrigo

Today’s environment pertaining to student growth and development is rapidly changing and great ideas to innovate and attain higher levels of excellence are identified every day in and around our classrooms. I am extremely proud and impressed by the FHPSF’s strategy to identify and provide funding that assists teachers in their classrooms. It's truly amazing what teachers can accomplish with the requests supported by the foundation! With three children currently attending Forest Hills schools, I want to help the district in their ability to implement innovative ideas and hands on student learning experiences.

By being a part of the foundation, I will work with the community to help generate funding sources for the district to continue to innovate learning and help the next generation of learners achieve higher levels of success.

Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Maha Abdallah

Passion for education and the desire to serve and give back to the community were the core reasons for me to take on the role as a board member on the FHPS Foundation. Having the opportunity to serve a rising generation of students and fostering their curiosity will be a great step towards fulfilling my long-term desire of equal educational opportunities for all. By supporting the FHPS Foundation, not only are we helping our students become lifelong learners, we are also helping serve the needs of a budding youth by making the most innovative resources available to all students regardless of their family backgrounds and/or means. I am truly honored to take on this role, and I look forward to being a part of the amazing work that the FHPS Foundation does every day.

Growing up, I was fortunate enough to be raised in a family that truly valued academics, hence venturing to the United States at an early age to seek higher education. I earned a BS from the University of Michigan (2010), Master of Exercise and Nutrition Science from Lipscomb University (2014), and have been practicing as a clinical dietitian at Spectrum Health. My family and I have been a part of the Forest Hills community since 2014. As a young family that is establishing its roots in this community, we are delighted that our kids will get the opportunity to acquire the excellent education that FHPS has to offer.

Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Maegan Amato
Director, North American Sales / Gabriel North America

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Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Liz Burnson
Bus. Development Mgr. / Warner, Norcross + Judd

When my husband and I moved to Forest Hills 10 years ago and started our family, we knew we wanted our girls surrounded by a motivated and caring education system. I believe the foundation plays a key role in allowing this to happen. The foundation provides funding to innovate and evolve our district to the next level. This financial support allows educators to think outside the box to develop new methods. It keeps our kids engaged in school, and thus I believe provides a higher standard of education.

I am a business development executive who oversees the firm’s strategic focus. Within my role, I provide business development leadership to the firm and its attorneys and practice groups to grow and strengthen client relationships and build new partnerships. My background is in the corporate and healthcare industries, I helped develop and implement local and regional plans and provided relationship and project management direction for various community-branded initiatives. I donated my time and talents with the Thornapple River Association, president emeritus for MSU West Michigan Spartans, regional council for Inforum, and is a member of the Grand Rapids Rotary and the Grand Rapids Economic Club.

Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Samantha Colley
Community Volunteer

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Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Mike Frey
Director, Channel Development / Steelcase, Inc.

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Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Jonathan Haga
Central Middle School Principal - District Rep.

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Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Andrew Kim
Director, North America, Workspace Futures / Steelcase, Inc.

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Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation CJ Michaud
Independent Pharmacist Consultant - School Board Rep.

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Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Matt Osterhaven
Vice President of Finance / Haviland Enterprises, Inc.

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Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Jenn Ryan
Community Volunteer

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Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Bincy Teodorescu
Financial Advisor, Principal Owner / Kumon

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Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation Caroline Tilton
Nuclear Licensing Engineer / TerraPower, LLC

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In partnership with our community, the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation is committed to raising funds and awareness to support all learners and educators within the Forest Hills Public School District.

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