BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Luke Nieuwenhuis, Board Chair, has been involved with IA for several years. Luke has worked for Amway since 2004, and has fulfilled various role within the organization. Currently, he is a Vice President and Regional CIO-Americas. He is responsible for information technology (IT) strategy and the technology systems required to support Amway’s operations in the Americas Region. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from Calvin College, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University. Luke is married and has four children – two boys, and two girls. In addition to spending time with family, Luke enjoys outdoor sports, volunteering in the community, and participating in church activities.
Mike Houskamp, Secretary, received his business degree from Calvin College and has been in sales and marketing his whole life. He is a small business owner and, presently, he is an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt in Residential and Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Houskamp was born in Chicago then moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., where he was raised. In 1993, he moved to Spring Lake, Mich., where he now resides with his wife Lori of 28 years and daughters Christa, 21, and Jenna, 16. Unfortunately, tragedy struck their household in 2002 when his oldest daughter Katelyn died of leukemia at the age of 8 years. Mike’s family life keeps him very busy – they enjoy many water activities and spend a lot of time together. He is also very active in his church.
Dr. Thomas Carter practices cardiothoracic surgery. After receiving his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Carter completed a general surgery internship and residency, as well as two research fellowships (American Heart Association and general surgery) at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he also served as chief resident. His cardiothoracic surgery residency was taken at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery at Children’s Heart Hospital and Health Center in San Diego. Dr. Carter has been a committed Christian for decades, and has a passion for missions. He and his wife, Deb (a cardiac OR nurse), live in North Carolina.
Brian Anderson has worked for International Aid since 2008 and currently serves as President and CEO. Prior to joining IA, Brian ran his own consulting company which specialized in helping healthcare organizations address financial and operational issues. Other experiences include working for physical therapy staffing companies, physician groups, and manufacturing concerns. Brian received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Central Michigan University, Masters Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University, and Executive Scholar designation in Nonprofit Leadership from Northwestern University. He currently lives in Spring Lake with his wife, Julie. Most of all, he loves the Lord.
Matt Stowell grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL and graduated college with a B.A. in Youth Ministry from MBI in 1996. Matt has spent 20 years serving the Church in various pastoral roles, from worship to adult ministries, to serving overseas in Chiang Mai Thailand with ELIC and is currently working as a Missions Pastor at Crossroads Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has an amazing wife, Debbie, and 3 awesome kids, Maggie, Sophie, and Eli.