Our Team

Vonnie Woodrick
Vonnie Woodrick  |  Founder & President
Emily Underwood  |  Director of Development & Community Relations

Whitney Woodrick  |  Graphic Design (Photo coming soon)

Board of Directors

Doug Meijer  |  i understand Board Vice President
Meijer, Inc.

Dr. Elizabeth Kowal  |  i understand Board Secretary
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (Spectrum Health)

Barb Kuiper  |  i understand Board Treasurer
Gordon Food Service


Alec Green  |  Board Member
Sanford House


Laura Bennett  |  Board Member (Photo coming soon)
Limited Licensed Psychologist


David Oppenhuizen  |  Board Member (Photo coming soon)
Oppenhuizen Law PLC


Joe Sadler  |  Board Member (Photo coming soon)
Honigman Business Law Firm


Craig Welch IV  |  Board Member (Photo coming soon)
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management



Honorary Board Members

Pamella DeVos
Dr. Keith Ablow

Internship Experience

Current Intern: Morgan Shaffer, Grand Valley State University

"Throughout my time as an intern with i understand, I have met many members of the community. I have never been around a community with so many kind and caring people. I have never met someone more committed to making a change than Vonnie Woodrick. This internship has taught me many things, but most importantly it has showed me the incredible feats that are possible when people come together for a cause." - Keegan McGonigal, Kent Innovation High School | Senior Experience Internship 2016-2017