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Who We Are

We're creating pathways to empowerment & inclusion.

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Our Mission

Disability Network West Michigan stands for a future where accessibility is a civil right, and diversity and inclusion are the norms. Advocating, educating, and empowering individuals with disabilities, we provide the tools and resources to foster an accessible community for all.

We provide services and resources for people with disabilities in Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Lake, and Mason Counties.

Our Journey

Founded in 1999 and rooted in Muskegon, our organization has grown from the Disability Awareness Council and Disability Connection into a driving force for accessible living. We offer guidance and support, alongside accessibility consulting, to advocate for meaningful employment and inclusive environments.

Our team is made up of individuals with disabilities, who bring their personal insights and experiences to support and empower others within the disabled community.

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Our Leadership

Guided by a dedicated team and board, we navigate the path towards a more inclusive future with experience and passion. Their leadership ensures our mission advances and our vision for universal accessibility shines.

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Will Wilson
CEO
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Karen Wynne
Community Transitions Navigator & Benefits Planning Specialist
Brad Hastings Headshot
Brad Hastings
Systems Advocacy Manager
Trinell Payne-Scott Headshot
Trinell Payne-Scott
Employment Navigator Specialist
Lisa Sullivan Headshot
Lisa Sullivan
Information & Referral Specialist
Janet Perreault Headshot
Janet Perreault
Community Navigator Specialist
Leslie Zimmerman Headshot
Leslie Zimmerman
Employment Navigator Specialist
Danielle Bennett Headshot
Danielle Bennett
Youth Transition Specialist
Amanda Van Tubergen Headshot
Amanda Van Tubergen
Director of Operations
Jeffrey VanDyke Headshot
Jeffrey VanDyke
Peer Mentor
Laurie Parmelee Headshot
Laurie Parmelee
Administrative & Account Specialist
Valerie Whitehead Headshot
Valerie Whitehead
Office Assistant & Peer Group Facilitator
Shannon Foster Headshot
Shannon Foster
Community Inclusion Specialist for Oceana County
Amy Manning Headshot
Amy Manning
Community Inclusion Specialist for Newaygo County

Board of Directors

Lynne Bosma
President
Monica Turnbull
Vice President
Amanda Rantanen
Treasurer
Holly Alderink
Secretary
Tommy Foster
Director
Amy Swope
Director
Carl Ferguson
Director

Notice

Disability Network West Michigan will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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