Board of Directors
Kimber Wager enjoys sharing her passion and excitement for empowering her community through collaboration and program improvement efforts. She has had the privilege of serving on the MomsBloom transition team as the match manager as well as a member of the impact measurement committee since 2018. She couldn’t be more humbled and proud to step into the board chair role on the board of directors for MomsBloom.
Kimber found her passion supporting and empowering mothers with newborns through her experience as a home visitor with Early On for over four years. Seeing families have the determination to keep going and the unbounding love for their little ones inspires Kimber to continue to build a village for local families. She has her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work, and several years of program management experience including strategic planning, program improvement and volunteer management.
When she isn’t dreaming up MomsBloom’s future or cuddling babies of family and friends, Kimber is enjoying time with her wife and two cats at home. She likes spending time in nature and playing volleyball with friends. The winter for Kimber includes playing board games, doing puzzles, and binge-watching Disney movies or Netflix shows.
Katy is a graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Michigan Law School, and is an Employee Benefits Attorney at Warner Norcross + Judd. Katy began her career at Warner Norcross, and then spent ten years in corporate human resources before returning to the practice in 2017.
As the mother of three young girls, Katy understands the struggles that come along with balancing life and parenting. Katy is thrilled to serve on the MomsBloom Board of Directors and to help make a positive impact for moms, families, and our community.
Valerie is honored to serve as the Treasurer of the Board for MomsBloom. She is grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact with mothers in her neighborhood and city.
Valerie attended Calvin College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She earned her CPA license while working for Arthur Andersen in Grand Rapids and then joined the growing health care community as the CFO of Life EMS Ambulance.
Valerie and her husband experienced two miscarriages before having their healthy son. About two months after his birth, Valerie was diagnosed with postpartum anxiety and struggled through a long (but full) recovery. It took her and her family completely off guard and her desire is that mothers would have a place they can turn for support when they are struggling.
Valerie found MomsBloom through an MLive article about the organization and went through volunteer training before being asked to join the board of MomsBloom. Her experience with miscarriages and postpartum anxiety made her want to be a support and encouragement for other moms going through the same situation. MomsBloom was a perfect fit.
Valerie and her husband now have a second son, and while she struggled with postpartum anxiety again, it was less severe due to the knowledge she gained after her first birth, as well as helpful resources she learned about through MomsBloom.
Courtney Hilbert is the mother of 3 girls, a nurse-midwife, and Director of APP (Advanced Practice Providers) Services in Women’s Health at Spectrum Health. In her 12 years as a nurse-midwife she has taken care of thousands of moms during pregnancy and the postpartum period and has seen firsthand how important a strong support system is for women during this transformational time of life. She has also seen women suffer immensely from postpartum mood disorders and knows that early detection and treatment lead to better outcomes for moms and their families. Courtney has been referring her patients to MomsBloom for years and is honored to serve as a board member.
Danielle is a pediatric occupational therapist working with children and their families for over 6 years. When the opportunity to join MomsBloom presented itself, Danielle was excited to join this organization that provides such needed support for new mothers. As a mother of four herself, she understands how challenging this stage of life can be as well as how crucial support and resources are to the whole family. Danielle is committed to assisting mothers in their new role as well as the whole family grow and develop through many of the joys and challenges of life.
Krista is a wife, mother to two small children, and full-time lawyer. She experienced postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter and is a strong advocate for new mothers and families. She understands how isolating and overwhelming the transition to parenthood can be, especially after returning to work after 8 weeks without family support after both of her children - and this has led to her passion for supporting the services provided by MomsBloom. Krista is a native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Forest Hills Central and Calvin College. She attended law school at the University of Virginia and recently returned to Grand Rapids after 10 years on the east side of the state. In her professional life, Krista is a business and environmental litigation attorney at Kotz Sangster Wysocki, PC.
A mother, Amy is the Owner of Flirt Fitness in Grand Rapids, MI. She sits on the committee of the USPSF, is a Master Trainer with Pole Moves and also runs her own consulting business, Pole Roxx, where she helps other studio owners in her industry succeed and prosper. Amy’s enthusiasm for MomsBloom grew through witnessing mothers of all ages going through difficult situations and needing community through her own studios. She has a passion for women and a desire for all mothers to know and feel they are supported.
Dan is a Vice President with Bank of America leading a commercial client team. He is a father of two and relocated to Grand Rapids in the fall of 2014. After having his second daughter without the luxury of having family nearby, he knows how difficult the first few months can be without a local support system. He is dedicated to providing moms the resources necessary for happy and healthy homes.
Prior to his experience with Bank of America, Dan worked at Chase in the business banking in Metro Detroit. He attended the University of Dayton and graduated with degrees in both Finance and Operations Management.