OUR TEAM

The GRSCI board is made up of globally minded people who collaborate with a diverse group of volunteers, members, and the Grand Rapids community. Our board members have demonstrated their dedication to the program by following through on a variety of projects. Plus, they’re wonderful at sharing the amazing work GRSCI is doing to promote peace, respect, and mutual understanding between our six sister cities and the people of Grand Rapids. Everyone on our board loves to work internationally. They bring their own gifts to the organization and ask other to contribute time, talent, and treasures to achieve our mutual goals.

Grand Rapids skyline at dusk

Board of Directors

Leonardo Tombelli

President

Don Bultman

Vice-President

Representing the Omihachiman Committee

Denise Taylor

Secretary

Representing the Perugia Committee

Kelli Jo Peltier

Treasurer

Representing the Bielsko-Biała Committee

Directors

Rev. Katherine Baker

Director

Brent Case

Director

at Large

Omar Cuevas

Director

for the Zapopan Committee

Justin Menkveld

Director

for Dnipro Friendship City
Laura Moody

Director

for the Ga District Committee

Erika Plunkett

Director

for the Zapopan Committee

Ara Seo

Director

for the Gangnam-gu Committee

GRSCI Liaison

Lou Canfield

Chief of Staff to the city manager at the City of grand rapids