Meet The Team
VP Regional Operations- Grand Rapids and East Lansing - Grand Rapids
Emily (Emma) joined Bethany Christian Services in 2009 as a case manager in our Unaccompanied Children’s programs. She is currently the Vice President of Regional Operations for the Grand Rapids and East Lansing region. During her time at Bethany, Emily held various positions in the Refugee and Immigrant Services branch and was an integral part of growing the programming for Unaccompanied Children in Grand Rapids and expanding services to other branches across Michigan. Additionally, Emily spent 4 years as the Branch Director for Child Welfare Services in Grand Rapids prior to her current role. Emily received her Bachelors in Spanish and Social Work from Calvin University and her Masters in Social Work from Western Michigan University. Emily serves on the Board of Directors for the West Michigan Partnership for Children and the Michigan Federation for Children and Families. She is also on the Advisory Board for Calvin University’s Social Work Department and is on the Parent Board for her children’s school. Emily is passionate about serving children and families in the community by ensuring access to meaningful and quality services that will set them up for a successful future.