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Meet Our Staff

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Hannah Everett

Interim Director

hannah@readottawa.org

616.843.1470

Hannah holds a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership. She has over 14 years of experience in nonprofit organizations, including 3 years serving as READ Ottawa’s Executive Director. She is happy to return to READ and assist with the search and transition to a new Executive Director. Hannah lives in Muskegon with her husband, two daughters, a rescue pup and two cats. She spends her minimal free time reading, working on elaborate crochet projects, and planning fun things to do with her children.

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Marisol Stork

Pair Coordinator
Grand Haven / Northwest Ottawa County

marisol@readottawa.org

616.834.0607

Born in Iowa, but raised in Wisconsin, and a resident of Michigan since 1994, Marisol is a true Midwesterner at heart. Marisol has both a BA in Psychology and Religion, and a MSW in Social Work with an emphasis in Marriage & Family therapy. She is happily married, and a mother to two children and a rescue dog. Marisol started with READ Ottawa as a volunteer in 2012. She then took over at the Pair Coordinator in 2013, and has served the organization in that capacity since. Marisol loves the people she gets to meet in her job, and is proud to serve her community by working with READ Ottawa.

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Lynn Groothuis

Training Coordinator
Ottawa County

lynn@readottawa.org

616.414.0295

Lynn is a graduate of Calvin College with Bachelor's in Education. She taught at Zeeland Christian School from 1988 to 2022 in the regular classroom and as the visual arts instructor. Lynn has a passion for mentoring and has served in that role for the Ethnic Diversity Alliance, 70×7 Ministry, Alternative Education in Grand Haven and more. She believes strongly in the power that literacy brings and is committed to helping foster dignity in every learner. In her free time Lynn enjoys golfing and hiking with her husband as well as collecting interesting driftwood on the beaches of west Michigan.

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Richelle Hofman

Pair Coordinator
Holland / Zeeland

richelle@readottawa.org

616.795.9991

Richelle graduated with a Bachelor’s in English from Hope College and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Education from Grand Valley State University. She spent nearly thirty years in the high school classroom as an educator at Hamilton Community Schools teaching primarily British and American Literature. Richelle also stayed busy by teaching evening English classes at Hope College as well as coaching Hamilton’s Freshman Girls Basketball Team and Science Olympiad Team. Richelle has volunteered for READ Ottawa as both an Assessment Coordinator and tutor. Having grown up in West Michigan, Richelle believes the work READ Ottawa does changes lives and has a positive impact on her community. Richelle loves to mow her lawn, work in her flower garden, watch Hallmark movies, read, browse Amazon, and spend time with her husband, two daughters, and three furry cats.

Our Support Staff

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Kate Ford

Social Media Specialist

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Lori Koons

Accountant

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Carol Wilhelm

Training Developer

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Renate Watters

Assessment Coordinator

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Marilyn Reichardt

Assessment Coordinator

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Vicki Mast

Assessment Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

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Jeff Parriott

President

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Maggie McKeithan

Vice President

Spring Lake District Library

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Susan Lowe

Secretary

The Bookman

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Sheryl Zajechowski

Treasurer

Brilliance Publishing

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Sara TePastte

Board Member

Ottawa Area ISD

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Angel Mendiola

Board Member

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

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Jacob Ryan

Board Member

Herrick District Library

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Zelio Ferrarini

Board Member

Choice Machinery Group

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Lori Lee

Board Member

Ottawa Area ISD

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