Our Board of Directors

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Connie Busser

President

Connie is a former educator, involved with Public Education for 40 years. She has family ties with Korea through adoption and has volunteered with Families for International Children for over 20 years.

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Deb Havens

Founder

Deb is a documentary filmmaker and screenwriter, owner of Traveling Moon Productions, and is the Founding President of Korean Connection, serving from 2013 until 2015. Deb is connected with Korea through family ties, and remains a member of the Korean Connection Advisory Council.

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Kelsey Busser

Vice President

Kelsey is a 2018 graduate of Grand Valley State University with a major in criminal justice.

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Susie
Kim

Treasurer

Susie graduated with a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Calvin University. She works as a tax accountant and is actively involved in non-profit organizations, both locally and internationally.

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Grace
Kim

Trustee

Grace is a higher education professional who is passionate about study abroad and career & professional development. She serves as Korean Connection's liaison to university students and recent graduates throughout West Michigan and beyond.

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"Han" Seunghwan Oh 

Trustee

Han is a software engineer working in Michigan. He served in Korean Connection as a student liaison and language instructor at Grand Valley State University.

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Trustee

Jenna is the Human Resources Manager at Tekton. She graduated from Cornerstone University with a Bachelor's in Media Studies. She has ties to South Korea from studying and teaching English at Handong Global University.

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Joseph
VanArendonk

Trustee

Joseph is the Project Specialist for the Division of Inclusion and Equity at Grand Valley State University. He is a Korean-American adoptee, and serves on the boards of several Michigan organizations.

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Jolyn
Kruger

Trustee

Jolyn is a Korean American adoptee who is involved in the Michigan Korean Adoptee group MIKA. She is a graduate of Douglas J Aveda Institute of Grand Rapids & is a licensed Esthetician.