Meet the Team
Traci Bosh, Park2Park Race Director
Traci joined the Neighbors Plus staff in 2011 and has participated in the Park2Park half marathon four times.
Michelle Buurma, English Etc. Teacher
Michelle Buurma joined Neighbors Plus as an ESL instructor in 2015 after teaching 5th grade for nineteen years. To refocus her teaching skills to adults learning English, Michelle is currently earning her Masters in TESOL.
Karen DeMaagd, Alternative Suspension Program Director
Karen joined Neighbors Plus in 2007 and oversees our Alternative Suspension Program. Karen says, "Working with Neighbors Plus tutoring middle school students from West Ottawa Schools fills my heart!”
Larry Howard, Director or Housing & Financial Services
Larry joined Neighbors Plus in 2009 and manages our budget classes & transitional housing programs. Remodeling his own home has occupied much of his time. Larry says, “Demolition brings the most satisfaction.”
Jennifer joined Neighbors Plus in 2009, a year after moving to Holland from Indianapolis. She is the prior Kids Hope Director for Neighbors Plus.
Kids Hope & ASR Director
Dawn joined Neighbors Plus in 2017. She oversees our Kids Hope & After School Recess (ASR) ministries.
Linda Masopust, English Etc. Teacher
Linda leads our English Etc. program, and earned a Masters Degree in TESOL at age 59. She has taught at an English camp in Thailand nine times. She recently retired as the reading support staff at Saugatuck Public Schools and enjoys time being a new grandma.
Angela Stegenga, Great Escape Camp Director & Middle School Assistant
Angela is the co-director of the Alternative Suspension Program and program director of Great Escape Summer Day Camp. She joined Neighbors Plus in 2008.