GHACF brings on new board members

The Grand Haven Area Community Foundation (GHACF)  has added two new board members, Cindy Moe and Peter Haines. They will fill the seats of Cindy Anderson and Pat VerDuin, who recently completed their terms.  

Moe is the human resources manager at LightCorp in Grand Haven. A Coopersville native, Moe started her career at Shape Corp in 1984. She then moved to sister company LightCorp, in 1993, where she helped build the HR department  from the ground up.  

Moe volunteers with The People Center and mentors high school students through Ottawa Area Intermediate School District’s future PREP’d program. 

She is a member of Tri-Cities Women Who Care and recently served six years on the executive committee with the board of directors for Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity. Moe is also a founding member of the Lakeshore Employer Resource Network, which partners local companies with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and local nonprofits to offer on-site coaches and resources to help support employees.  

“I am honored and excited to join the GHACF board of trustees,” Moe says. “I look forward to  supporting the positive work they do in our community.”

Career educator  

Haines was an educator for over 35 years in K-12 schools and in higher education. He began as a middle school science teacher before stepping into administrative roles, retiring in 2021 after 14 years as a public school superintendent.  

Haines was president of the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) Region 3 and a member of the MASA Council. He served on the Systemic School Reform Committee and co-founded the Reading Now Network, which was awarded the MASA Champion for  Children Award. 

Haines has held positions on the boards of Spectrum Health  Systems, the Greenville and West Shore Chambers of Commerce, the United Way in Montcalm and Ottawa counties, Greenville Area Community Foundation, Education Foundation of Greenville, Habitat for Humanity, Commercial Bank, and the Greenville Rotary Club.  

“I am honored to become a member of the GHACF board and eager to collaborate and help make a  difference,” says Haines. 

Gratitude for service
CourtesyCindy Anderson
Anderson and VerDuin joined the GHACF board of trustees in 2018. Both served as chair of multiple committees over their two three-year terms and helped lead the Foundation’s efforts to move to its new home at 6 Sherman Ave.  

Anderson was a speech and language pathologist in Grand Haven Area Public Schools for 27 years and helped to establish Tri-Cities Women Who Care.  
CourtesyPat Verduin
VerDuin spent 35 years in county government and now runs Mija Leadership Coaching, which  supports professional women. VerDuin also spent many years as a member of the GHACF Scholarship Committee before joining the board of trustees.  

“We bid a fond farewell to our outgoing members, Pat and Cindy, and hold a deep appreciation for all  they did to help us continue our work of building a strong community through impact-driven initiatives,”  says Hadley Streng, Foundation president.
Enjoy this story? Sign up for free solutions-based reporting in your inbox each week.