Vice President, Global Quality Assurance and Technical Services
Jim Ayres provides global leadership in Quality Assurance, Technical Regulatory, and Consumer Testing that help support the success of Amway’s global affiliates.
Ayres is responsible for ensuring the quality, safety, regulatory compliance, and consumer acceptability of 18,000 nutrition, beauty and durable products in 58 global markets. He leads a global team of over 300 professionals in 43 markets, and also represents Amway with governmental and regulatory officials worldwide. His expertise at Amway includes coaching, global product development, strategic planning, team leadership, international business, and business communications.
Ayres joined Amway in 1982, and has held numerous technical managerial positions. He most recently held the position of director of global regulatory affairs, where he ensured regulatory compliance and safety of all Amway products. He also designed and led international lobbying efforts to influence product regulations.
Ayres is active in numerous organizations in West Michigan. He is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Grand Rapids (Mich.), and serves as a board officer for the Student Advancement Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for students in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. He is also a board member for the Michigan Special Olympics, and serves as chairperson for the Area 11 Spring Games.
Tom first started on the board in 1998 as a representative from the Touchstone innovare board. With him he brought years of board experience along with life experience as a parent of a consumer. Tom left the board in 2006 and then returned in 2010. He served as the board chair and also on the Executive Committee.
Terri has served on the Mental Health Foundation’s board since 2009. She is a well-connected public figure in the Grand Rapids community and has been for some time. She has worked as a meteorologist at WoodTV since 1995 and co-hosting a talk show, “EightWest” since 2009. Terri has served on several boards including the Griffins Youth Foundation and the YMCA boards.
Terri has been instrumental in the growth of the foundation over the past several years. She has emceed our art show, “Shining Through,” spoken at our annual walk, “Stomp Out Stigma” for over a decade, has volunteered at our golf outing, “Drive Out Stigma,” is currently the board President, and serves on our marketing and executive committees.
Greg is the former CEO of touchstone innovare. He developed and implemented the Durham clinic multi disciplinary chronic care team. Greg has a PhD in psychology from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently consulting on integrated heath care and inter-professional education.
Larry Hines is president of Hines Corporation, coordinating all of the corporate activities, all focusing primarily on operational issues and acquisition strategies. Prior to founding Hines Corporation, Larry held executive management positions with several divisions of McGraw Edison including SpeedQueen, Bussmann and lastly as president of Clarke Floor Machine. Larry began his career with White Consolidated Industries in several accounting and finance positions. He has served on numerous boards including the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, West Michigan Symphony, Community Foundation of Muskegon County, Employer’s Association, among others. He was campaign chairperson for the Tanglewood Park project in Muskegon and is currently involved in a project for No More Sidelines. Larry has also supported organizations such as Grand Valley State University with a special interest in the Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon.
Larry has two grown sons, one granddaughter and lives in North Muskegon with his wife, Lari, and two step-daughters.
Andy Hotaling currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Forest View Hospital, an 82-bed psychiatric hospital located in Grand Rapids, MI. Mr. Hotaling has been employed in the mental health field for 20 years working with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. Hotaling is active in the community, serving on numerous community organizations and committees including serving as a Board Member for The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, and serving on the Grand Valley State University Vice Provost for Health Advisory Board.
Mr. Hotaling lives in Ada and is married with two daughters.
Paul Ippel is the Executive Director at network180, the mental health authority and substance use disorder coordinating agency for Kent County. Paul has served in this position for the past eight years. Paul serves on the Executive Committee of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards. He also serves on the board of the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan and is the Vice-Chair of the Kent County Family and Children Coordinating Council.
Paul has a BA in Sociology from Calvin College and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Paul was previously employed for thirteen years in executive positions at Hope Network. He served as Executive for the Christian Health Association of Liberia for six years. He has clinical work experience in the areas of physical rehabilitation, juvenile justice, and family counseling.
Al has been on the MHF Board since 1998. He served as the board chair in 2000 as well as on the Executive Committee. He was the Executive Director at Hope Behavioral Health and prior to that was a clinician at Harbinger. Currently, Al is the Corporate Director of Community and Residential Services at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.
Bob Johnson has been in the catering business for over 25 years in the Grand Rapids market. Eight years ago, Bob left his former company because he had a different vision and focus than that of his business partner. Upon his separation from that company, West Michigan Caterer was born.
Bob’s philosophy for food is 100% fresh, high-quality ingredients, simply prepared with care and love. As West Michigan’s premier caterer, we offer an extensive sampling of menus featuring hors d’oeuvres, breakfast, lunch, dinner and delicious desserts. Bob has put together the most amazing event team in the industry. Bob and his team believe they are the ONLY choice to create today’s events for tomorrow’s lasting memories!
Bob has served as the Food & Beverage Chair of the Cattle Baron’s Ball for six years, the Mental Health Foundation for 12 years, Actors Theatre Board and Circle Theatre Board. Bob also serves on the Executive Advisory Board to the American Cancer Society, locally.
Bob has been on the MHF Board since 2006. He is a graduate of Northwood University in Midland, MI with a bachelor's degree in Business Management. He has been in the insurance industry since 1985, currently working for global insurance broker Marsh as an account executive in the Grand Rapids office. While in college, Bob was also a flight instructor and charter pilot. He lives in Rockford with his wife (Diane) and son (John), and also has two daughters (Sara and Jessica).
Cindy Kimball has worked in West Michigan for over 23 years providing counseling, therapy, direction and supervision to adults, teens and children from diverse backgrounds.
She has experience leading teams and directing marketing efforts for various organizations. She attended Arizona State University and Grand Valley State University and holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from GVSU. She currently has a private practice with Aspen Psychological Service. She has also served on the Board of the West Michigan Healthcare Network and is a member of the West Michigan Caregiver Resource Network.
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Erik graduated from Grand Valley State University’s Seidman School of Business where he double-majored in business management and finance.
He holds the professional designations of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor.
He is actively involved in the community through the following organizations:
Chris has been on the MHF Board since 2003. Chris is a US Army veteran and a graduate of Aquinas College with a BS in Biology. Chris has served on the Shining Through Committee and the LLL Club Committee.
Dr. Perkins is a medical doctor specializing in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry. She has worked with children in intensive inpatient settings in the past, and currently works in private practice in Grand Rapids. Her primary focus has been working as a psychotherapist with issues of grief, loss and trauma. She is trained in using art as a therapeutic technique, and utilizes transpersonal theory to support creative personal growth. Dr. Perkins has created several workshops for groups. She is also trained as a meditation instructor.