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Staff, Board & Volunteers
Sylvia Daining, President
Sylvia Daining began her work at HIS in 2003 after working for many years at Wedgwood Christian Services. She graduated from Calvin College with a Sociology degree and completed a Masters in Public Administration from Western Michigan University. She is a member of Madison Square Christian Reformed Church.
Laura VanderMolen, DO - Medical Director
Dr. Laura VanderMolen has been with HIS since September 2001 after returning from medical mission work in Peru. As the only physician on staff, Laura serves as the primary doctor for many of our patients and recruits and provides oversight for the volunteer physicians and nurses at the clinic. Laura was raised in Baltimore Maryland and attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
After receiving her medical degree from Kirkville College of Osteopathic Medicine she completed her residency in Grand Rapids. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.
Laura and her husband Kirk are the parents of four children and attend Madison Square Christian Reformed Church.
Our Dedicated Team
Daniel Armstrong, DDS - Dentist
Sandra Deters- RDH
Barb Drenth, R.N. - Clinical Nurse
Monserrat Dykema - Receptionist
Esther Funez-Castro- Medical Assistant
Thressa Hoekstra - Administrative Assistant
Maria Romo - Medical Assistant
Lynette Schreur, R.N. - Nurse Clinic Coordinator
Chris Shoemaker, MD - Doctor
Nancy VandenBerg - Volunteer Coordinator
Rev. Ken Vanderwal - Spiritual Care
Board of Directors
Dianne Slager - Chairman
Jane Renwick - Vice Chair
Peter Zwier - Secretary
Ray Fuller, MD - Member at Large
M. Daniel Butler
Jim Samuelson, MD