David Bellamy, President, is currently the Chief Financial Officer of McLaren Northern Michigan. He has extensive experience in the arts community having served as President of the Grand Rapids Ballet and Opera Grand Rapids. In addition to Michigan Ballet Academy, David currently serves on the board of directors for Opera Grand Rapids, Alcona Citizens for Health and Northern Health Plan.
Dr. Marcia McEvoy Madden, Vice President, is a licensed psychologist with her own consulting business. She is a former professional ballet dancer and has two daughters who have danced professionally. She has served for many years on the boards of various non-profit arts organizations and is experienced in non-profit fund development.
Brett Karhoff, Treasurer, joined the MBA board in 2016. He is a CPA with over 20 years of finance/tax experience in public accounting and is currently a Senior Tax Manager with the firm Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors.
Bruce Jarvis, Secretary, danced professionally in the US and internationally before changing gears and earning degrees in Electronics and Computer Science. Mr. Jarvis has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and currently leads teams of developers and system administrators for Holland, MI based technology company SpinDance, Inc.
Joan Bellamy holds a Master of Arts in Radio, Television and Film Directing from Northwestern University. She is currently a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling her children and volunteering her time with several organizations.
Dr. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis brings to MBA her experience as a professional dancer with the National Ballet Company of Mexico, and as a ballet instructor in several dance schools in Mexico, Ohio and Michigan. She also has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, specializing in pedagogy and curriculum development. She is a Psychology professor at Hope College.
Suzanne Minard is the Business Systems Project Manager for Rapidparts Inc., an affiliated company of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Americas. Mrs. Minard heads marketing and outreach efforts for MBA
Darla Proseus is the parent of a MBA student and joined the MBA board in 2013. She is a NFMC private piano instructor. She is an accompanist for solo instrumental and vocal competitions, recitals and for Michigan Ballet Academy.
Wendy Lappenga is a graduate of Western Michigan University and Loyola University School of Law New Orleans. She is currently in house counsel and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for IntegraSource, Inc., a Michigan based educational sales consulting company.