Academy Board

Board Meetings:

The Board of Directors has scheduled a Regular Board Meeting on August 8, 2022.

Click here to view the Agenda for the Regular Board Meeting.

Click here to view the Public Notice for the Regular Board Meeting. 

All meetings are held in the School's Team Lounge at 6 p.m, unless otherwise stated.

The board will only meet on these dates if there are sufficient agenda items or issues exist which require immediate Board action.

Any person with a disability who needs accommodation for participation in these meetings should contact Terry Larkin at 616-243-6221, at least five days in advance of the meeting, to request assistance.

Board Members:

Kina King

Kina King
President

Kina King is the devoted wife of Daniel T. King and the mother of two beautiful daughters Danisha and Keymareeah King. She is an active role model in her community and local churches.  Kina is a visionary and an extraordinary playwright. Kina King is the CEO of “Consecrated King Productions” This non-profit  business is meant to reach the multitude by way of drama and music.  She sends out messages of hope and encouragement for all.  Kina strives to bring out the best in everyone one she comes in contact with.   Kina is certainly dedicated and committed to serve in various areas in the community.

Eric Thomas-Ferrell

Eric Thomas-Ferrell
Vice President

Eric works in Information Technology/ IT Operations. He has been married for 6 years and has 3 children, and has been a board member of the Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association. He also volunteered for the Garfield Falcons Fundraising Team, and his hobby is relaxing and studying Web Development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL).
Steve Null

Steve Null
Treasurer

Steve Null has been on the board since December 2012, Steve also sits on the Facilities Advisory Group. Steve is co-founder of Universal Decontamination Services (UDECON, LLC) which was founded in January of 2005 and Director of Field Operations. Steve has lived in the West Michigan area since 1985. Steve is married with 5 grown children and 7 grandchildren. Steve has over 22 years of experience in the construction of commercial and residential structures. Steve sits on the Heart of West Michigan United Way Health Vision Council. Steve is an active member with the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.

Dawn Martinson

Dawn Martinson
Secretary

Dawn has been a Board member since December 2010. She has lived in the Grand Rapids area all of her life having graduated from Davenport College with a degree in Legal Administration. Dawn has been a Regional Manager with International Student Exchange, a non-profit high-school aged exchange program, for the past five years. She is an active member of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, where she was named Ambassador of the Year for 2010. She is also involved in the Grandville-Jenison and Walker Chambers of Commerce. Dawn is also a member of The Kenowa Chapter of AMBUCS™, Inc., a non-profit service organization of men and women dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. While being active in many community events, she also loves to travel here and abroad, and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Iryonna Hogan
Director

Iryonna Davis received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Siena Heights University in Adrian,
Michigan. Iryonna is the Outreach Specialist for the Salvation Army. Iryonna has provided over 5 years of
services in her field of Case Management, Workforce Development, Recruiting. Iryonna is the owner of 2
Teach &Reach LLC where she educates individuals how to take ownership of their finances and Business
needs. Iryonna is also the Co- Owner of Davis Extreme Party Rentals and the CEO and Founder of Meaning In
Colors non profit. Iryonna is the Mother of 2 boys and enjoys spending time with her Husband and children.
Iryonna enjoys writing and dancing on her spare time.

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Josaih Roggenback
Director

Josiah has worked for Trinity Health Saint Mary's hospital as a Respiratory Therapist and Sleep Technologist for 9 years and has been in healthcare overall for 13 years, stating that it is truly interesting and honoring to serve people during the times of some of their greatest needs. He, his wife and their daughter, (who attended NBCA between 2017-2022) recently moved to Cedar Springs after living in SW Grand Rapids for almost 8 years. He is active in his local church regarding attendance and being involved with various events. Being a member of the New Branches Charter Academy board has been motivating, enlightening and meaningful to him, and taking part to both help manage and work with NBCA students, families, and staff is both an honor and a privilege. He always enjoy getting outdoors however and whenever he can. (He actually briefly pursued a career in the National Forest Service years ago) Also, and more specifically, he loves and treasures time with his family. It doesn't have to be an exciting event or plan, but just enjoying the little things with family members is always a blessing to him.
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Jeff VanDyke
Director

Jeff is married with four children (the oldest two being married), and works as the Director of Finance Shared Services at Gordon Food Services. He loves being involved in his community, and serves not only New Branches' Board of Directors, but the Elder Board at Tabernacle Community Church. Among his many hobbies are traveling, playing golf, and finding new restaurants in his local area. He loves to spend time with his family, and couldn't be more excited to be a part of the New Branches Charter Academy family.