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.

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

The MOKA community supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by creating opportunities for independence and acceptance in their communities. We focus on helping each person 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


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. At least one social function per year, such as a fundraising or networking event.

Meet the Partnership Council

Julie Lankes

Director of Brand Strategy at Aisle Rocket

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

Outpatient Psychotherapist at Psychology Associates of Grand Rapids


Partnership Council Contact Form

Considering joining the Partnership Council? Fill out the form below and someone from the Partnership Council will reach out to you.