Keli Christopher

Dr. Keli Christopher is the Founder and Executive Director of Stem GreenHouse, a nonprofit organization working with vulnerable children in urban Grand Rapids.  Stem GreenHouse engages kids in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and mentors them as well.


“Working with Dr. Salinas has given our organization a renewed sense of purpose.  Not only does she have the expertise to create and help execute a carefully crafted plan for the future, but she has a positive and encouraging spirit.  Her support and advice has given me the confidence I need as a leader and now I’m confident that we will reach our goals..”

Kristyn VanderZouwen

Kristyn VanderZouwen is the founder and CEO of Build Your Wings, an organization formed to help autistic kids and their families. Kristyn has an MSW and is the mother of Zoey and Zander.  Zander is autistic.


“I love working with Monique, every time we meet I leave feeling inspired by her passion and commitment to her work. She constantly challenges me take my organization to the next level while giving me the guidance and direction I need to get there. But what I love most about working with Monique is that I can tell she truly cares about me and my success. I couldn’t ask for a better experience.”