Partnership Council


Welcome to MOKA’s Partnership Council page, we are glad you are here! The Partnership Council offers unique ways to serve your community, empowers you to use your network for good, connects you to other council members, and invites you in as part of the MOKA community.

The MOKA community supports over 450 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, by creating opportunities for independence and acceptance in their communities. We focus on helping each individual develop:

The Ability to Make Choices
Personal Relationship Building
Comfort in Sharing Places and Public Spaces
Skill Sets that Lead to Independence
Means of Contributing Back to the Community

Partnership Council members enrich MOKA through donor development and fundraising efforts by nurturing new community relationships, expanding current relationships, and acting as ambassadors to the organization.


Each Partnership Council member can be counted upon to attend:

1. One-hour quarterly meetings – with subgroups of the Partnership Council meeting as needed.
2. One social function per year, such as a fundraising or networking event.

Mini Challenge

The Partnership Council will be working on a mini-challenge to raise funds for repairs needed at MOKA homes. Check out our home improvement goals here.

Meet the Partnership Council

Julie Lankes

Senior Strategist at Brightly Interactive

Pete DeBoer

Director of Donor Relations at Community Foundation for Muskegon County

Richard Cornell Jr.

 Former Corporate Counsel/Director of Administration
at Community Foundation for Muskegon County

Zachary Sietsema, MA LPC

Personal Counselor at Aquinas College

Partnership Council Contact Form

Interested in learning more about the Partnership Council? Fill out the form and someone from the Partnership Council will reach out to you.