Mandy Bullers - Hutcheson

Mandy is passionate about drawing people into community. In 2006, she moved to this neighborhood reluctantly, but soon learned the power of asset based community development first hand and joined the HOH staff. She's the coordinator of the Christmas Store and heads up the Circles program. She lives with her husband Tim, and their three children: Alexis, Zach, and Luke. Contact:

Pam King

Pam and her family have been involved with Heights of Hope since it's very beginning. She now supports the staff and board as our executive director and finds many ways to connect with and care for our neighbors. She's always ready with a helping hand or a story that connects and comforts. Contact:

Laura Minkus

Laura moved to our neighborhood in 2006 and has called it home ever since. She heads up our mentoring program, Brain Boost, and Explosion. Her love of spreadsheets and to do lists keeps us organized, but she also loves to be active and create shared experiences. She lives with her husband, Jeff, and their energetic dog, Wally, right next door to our Community Center. Contact:

Ron Alberts

When Ron isn't busy at the East Side Food Pantry, he's spending time visiting neighbors. Although he and his wife Jane live on the other side of Holland, he seems to know the entire neighborhood and always has time for people. If you can't find him around here, check his other favorite place, Reader's World, where his love of learning and supporting local businesses intersect. Contact:

Stephanie Ivery

Stephanie's excitement and joy naturally draw people in to community! Her drive and determination as a Circles leader was so inspiring that she's now on staff helping facilitate our current Circles cohort, where she's the master of dream boards and SMART goals. Stephanie and her boys also live right above the Community Center, so you might see her mowing the lawn or interacting with neighbors there. Contact:

Kamille Barajas-Colombel

Kamille joined our staff for the summer! She helps coordinate Brain Boost and neighborhood block parties. Kamille is a long time SOAR member where her endless ideas and creativity often inspire fun events and neighborhood competitions. Kamille's husband and three kids often join for events and activities, too. Contact:

Becky Lawrence

Becky is back on staff for the summer leading our Youth Leadership Coalition. Becky and her husband, Aaron, lived in our neighborhood for many years before relocating up north for a few years. We're glad they're back with their full household of kids, as Becky brings so much enthusiasm and thoughtfulness to our programs. Contact: