About the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan

The concept of a community resource for dispute resolution grew out of work done jointly by Calvin College and the Grand Rapids Community College Consortium in 1983. These organizations worked with the justice system, key agencies, and community leaders in the Grand Rapids area to create a vision for how disputes could be resolved outside of the courts. The Community Reconciliation Center was established in 1986. In 2005, we became the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan.

Our Board


Craig Terpstra

President


Alice Warner-Mehlhorn

President-Elect


Elaine Isely

Secretary


Robert Kamphuis

Treasurer


Owen Curry

Director


Kathleen Teunis

Director


Bill Franks

Director

Our Staff


Christine Gilman

Executive Director


Kailey Deurloo

Administrative Assistant


Gloria Anderson

Domestic and IEP Program Manager


Peggy Janei

General Civil Program Manager


Marilyn Booker

Restorative Practices Director


Nicole Fontanez

Restorative Practices Facilitator


Cindy Garwood

Restorative Practices Facilitator


Pam Johnson

Restorative Practices Facilitator


Ellen Stroo

Restorative Practices Facilitator


Angela Walters

Restorative Practices Facilitator


Pam Zietse

Restorative Practices Facilitator