Board Directory

Making the Invisible Visible

What the Eyes Don't See is the title of Flint heroine Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s book about the Flint water crisis. It’s an appropriate title for a book where behind the scenes dealing resulted in thousands of children ingesting lead through their drinking water. However, it's also an accurate statement when it comes to children being poisoned by lead in communities like Grand Rapids that have long had safe drinking water.

We need to be able to see lead. The technology to measure lead in the environment has existed for decades.  This technology needs to be used to stop kids from hurting. Learn five specific ways to make invisible lead hazards visible.


Nina Bowser



Bill Butts


Accountant, City of Grand Rapids

Brian Hartl


Epidemiology Supervisor, Kent County Health Department

CG Clarke

Principal, SeaGreen LLC

Julio Cano-Villalobos

Vice President

Healthier Communities, Spectrum Health - Healthier Communities

Gail Gunst-Heffner

Director of Community Engagement, Calvin College

Lynn Heemstra

Executive Director, Our Community's Children

Andrew Lebron

Treasury Management Officer, Level One Bank

Lisa Matthews

Parent Leader, Parents for Healthy Homes

Jameela Maun

Supervisor, Community Rebuilders

John Smith

Consumer Attorney, Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Ryan Struck-Vander Haak

Corporate Recruiter, Progressive AE

Ken VanderVeen


Tabitha Williams

Parent Leader, Parents for Healthy Homes