Lisa Sabourin joined the Association in 1993 as a part-time, summer position during college. That “summer job” has evolved into an “amazing career.”
Lisa spent the first years learning and mastering employment and safety regulations and practices, as well as developing a true partnership with each member. She was promoted to President in 2005.
Lisa has worked closely with member organizations on all employee relation aspects; including workplace culture, hiring, performance management, wages and benefits, safety, wellness and more. She obtained a Senior Professional Human Resources certification in 2004.
As part of the Association’s commitment to positive employee relations in West Michigan, it is likewise a passion for Lisa. She has served on several advisory boards and ad hoc committees, is an active Rotarian, currently serves on the 1in21 Healthy Muskegon County advisory board, chairs the Business Committee for the initiative.
Lisa is a full-time “soccer mom” and enjoys any outdoor activity with her husband and two sons including boating, snowmobiling, and camping.
Jennie joined the Association in May of 2015. She was born and raised in West Michigan. Jennie graduated from Kendall college of Art and Design with a bachelor's degree in Visual Communications.
Before joining the Association she worked for a church for 10 years where she was able to utilize her design skills. She enjoyed building relationships with the people in the congregation and hopes to bring those skills to the Association.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and son. Jennie also enjoys exploring new places. You will always find her planning the next exciting trip.
Lynn joined the Association in March of 2017, and has spent all of her life here in West Michigan. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Education and later completed her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from WMU.
Before joining the Association Lynn spent 29 years in education. She taught grades 2, 3, and 4 for 13 years and finished out her teaching career in the middle school for the last 16 years. She spent her teaching career instilling the love of reading and writing to her students. Countless hours were spent combing the shelves of bookstores searching for just the right book for her students.
Lynn enjoys spending her time reading and with her family and friends. Her favorite place is the beach and you will find her there whenever the weather cooperates or she's made her way south. She's the one with a pile of books next to the beach chair!
Trena joined the association in June of 2019. She graduated from Holton High School in 2013 and on May 5, 2019, graduated from Baker College of Muskegon with a Bachelor of Health Science.
She currently teaches recreational and competitive dance at Cassell Training Center in Muskegon and has been doing that for the last 12 years. She loves her job as a dance teacher as dance is a true passion of hers and so rewarding. She was also a competitive dancer with Cassell Training Center for 12 years and still to this day loves dancing. In her free time she enjoys spending time in Silver Lake at her family's property where she does swimming, boating, and dune riding. Lastly, she loves spending time with her family and friends.