Membership Update

Membership renewal opened Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Hopefully, you are aware that you can renew your 2022–2023 HASP membership online. The deadline for renewal is July 25, 2022. HASP dues are $125.00 per member for the next fiscal year (July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023), and we hope that you will continue your membership! If, for some reason, you are unable to do so, we ask that you still fill out the online form, so our records are accurate. The renewal process is fairly simple.

Please visit, and select “Membership Renewal” or “Cancel Membership.” If you would like assistance, please contact the HASP office at or 616.395.7919.

Looking to get involved? Please contact Doug Walvoord (, 616.405.2366) if you are interested in welcoming new members by serving as a mentor.

Please join me in welcoming our newest HASP members!

Mary Berends
Profession: LPN
Education: College degree, Licensed Practical Nurse
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, school volunteer
Mentor: Sandy Buller

Sylvia Boyd
Profession: Accounting Professor, Hope College
Education: Northern Illinois University, Grand Valley State University
Hobbies: Biking, hiking, reading, travel, spending time with family
Mentor: Lynne Hendrix

Dennis Icabone
Profession: Dentist
Education: Creighton University, University of Minnesota
Hobbies: Environmental concerns, lobby volunteer, rowing
Mentor: John and Carol Crawford

Kathy Lacey
Profession: Teacher / Professor
Education: Ball State University
Hobbies: Learning, social development, reading, music and creative arts
Mentor: Ellie Vance

Laurie Larsen
Profession: Chemist, Consumers Energy Regional Manager, Community Affairs Manager
Education: BS in Biology and Chemistry, Masters in Business and Organizational Designs
Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, travel
Mentor: Ed Schierbeek

Jane MacPherson
Profession: Physician
Education: Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College
Hobbies: Travel, golf, science
Mentor: Jerrie Gibbs

Timothy Pennings
Profession: Professor, Department Chair
Education: University of North Dakota, Iowa State University
Hobbies: Choral singing, guitar, pickleball, kayaking, biking, weight lifting, reading
Mentor: Paul Heusinkveld

Mary VanderKooy
Profession: Librarian
Education: Calvin College, Kent State University
Hobbies: Reading, quilting
Mentor: Robin Williams-Voigt

Mary Vanke
Profession: Nurse, Director of Nursing, Care Management
Education: Mercy School of Nursing
Hobbies: Sketching, biking, snow shoeing, ice skating, hiking, student of healing touch
Mentor: Kathy Torrey

Gloria Veltman
Profession: Emergency Services, Law Enforcement, Book Seller
Education: Lake Michigan College, Davenport College
Hobbies: Reading, poetry writing, gardening, knitting, crocheting, photography
Mentor: Sue Couch

Susan Wolf
Profession: Social Work
Education: Ball State University, University of Illinois, Chicago
Hobbies: Baking, cooking, entertaining, snow shoeing, biking, reading
Mentor: Sharon Curtin

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