Our Team

Our Directors

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton, LMSW, MM – President

Bill Paxton has almost 40 years of management experience in non-profit organizations where he has worked primarily in health care and behavioral health.
Bill obtained an undergraduate degree (education) from Calvin College, and masters degrees from both Michigan State University (MSW) and Aquinas College (MM). He has specialized training in change management and as a coach.

Daniel Armstrong

Daniel Armstrong, DDS – Dental Director

Daniel began volunteering at Exalta Health in June 2013 and became a staff dentist later that year. In 2015 he was appointed Dental Director. Daniel previously worked for Mel Trotter Ministries, Cherry Health, and Grace Health in Battle Creek, Michigan

Daniel attended Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, and the University of Michigan, receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2009. He completed an additional twelve-month training program at the University of Michigan Health System focusing on care for the mentally handicapped, those with complex medical conditions, and hospital inpatients.

Laura VanderMolen, DO – Medical Director

Dr. Laura VanderMolen has been with Exalta Health since September 2001 after returning from medical mission work in Peru. Laura serves as the primary doctor for many of our patients and recruits and provides oversight for the volunteer physicians and nurses at the clinic.

Laura was raised in Baltimore Maryland and attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan. After receiving her medical degree from Kirkville College of Osteopathic Medicine she completed her residency in Grand Rapids. She is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Cindy Mackey – Development Director

Cindy Mackey joined Exalta Health as Development Director to increase the community’s understanding and support for the mission of compassionate, accessible healthcare for everyone. She comes to Exalta Health with 20 years of experience in the world of healthcare and ministry not-for-profits.  Most recently she was with the Mel Trotter Ministries, as Senior Director of Development. Prior to that, she was with the American Heart Association, as a Corporate Events Director, and she was the Director of the Northwest Michigan area of the American Cancer Society.  Cindy has a diverse expertise in leadership, management, and in developing successful relationships.

Cindy attended Michigan State University, Muskegon Community College and Baker College.  She is currently enrolled at Cornerstone University in Professional and Graduate studies program.


Andrea Cervantes – Medical Clinical Coordinator
Radames Cordova – Dental Assistant
Angelica Cristobal – Medical Assistant
Sandra Deters, RDH – Dental Hygienist
Alma Duran-Martinez – Dental Assistant
Monserrat Dykema – Receptionist
Fabiola Enriquez – Medical Assistant
Shana Gonzalez-Dean – Dental Assistant
Karleigh Hoekstra – Volunteer Assistant
Thressa Hoekstra – Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Fred Hoekzema, DDS – Dentist
Kayla Lutz – Operations Manager
Alexis Martinez – Contract Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Karem Merrick-Trevino – Billing Specialist/Office Assistant
Allison Meyaard-Schaap – Social Worker
Kristen Meyer – Chaplain
Sarah Pegman – Volunteer and Community Relations Coordinator
Deb Schorr – Dental Hygienist
Lynette Schreur, R.N. – Project & Quality Manager
Chris Shoemaker, MD – Staff Physician
Hannah Stegink – Social Worker
Rosa Torres – AmeriCorps Member
Ken VanBeek, LMSW – Behavioral Health Coordinator
Meg VandenBosh, RDH – Dental Hygienist

Board of Directors

Ed Postma – Chairperson
Curtis VanSolkema – Vice Chairperson
Diane Knapp– Secretary
Jeff Stormo – Treasurer

Dan Butler
Amy Gerard
Scott Halquist
Doyle Hayes
Tom Hillegonds
Kyle Hollemans
Laura Martzke
Jose Nietes
Martha Norden
Zayda Rodriguez

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