Abbei Monroe moved to West Michigan from her native Upstate New York after college and worked for several non-profit organizations along the lakeshore including Hospice of North Ottawa Community, North Ottawa Community Health System, Harbor Humane Society, and the Tri-Cities Historical Museum. In 2019, she joined the Osteopathic Foundation as development coordinator, bringing her diverse experience and considerable skills in non-profit management, fund development, event planning, and public relations. Abbei was recently promoted to associate director of the Foundation.
Charlene DuBois has worn two hats for the past year. As educator coordinator for both OsteoScholars and the West Michigan Osteopathic Association, she works with high school students seeking a career in medicine and coordinates continuing education for osteopathic physicians. She is a registered dietitian and worked for 18 years in residential and inpatient settings. Charlene also earned a master’s degree in public administration and health care, completed a graduate certificate in academic advising, and served on the faculty of Grand Valley State University’s Physician Assistant Department as clinical coordinator.
Meredith Slover serves as administrative assistant for the Foundation and is the newest member of the team. She grew up in Grand Haven and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Central Michigan University. After working in the collections department of a local history museum for 10 years, she pursued additional education and became a functional nutritional therapy practitioner. She joined the Foundation in the fall.
We are fortunate to have a dynamic staff with a broad blend of skills and experiences. Together, they are helping us create a healthier West Michigan community. Jose A. Infante, chair of the Osteopathic Foundation