There have been two appointments and two reappointments to the Hope College Board of Trustees.
Newly chosen to serve four-year terms on the board
are Dr. Douglas A. Edema of Grand Rapids and William H.
Waldorf of Brookville, N.Y. Those reappointed to four-year
terms are Joel Bouwens of Zeeland and the Rev. Dr. Louis
Lotz of Sioux City, Iowa.
Edema is the president and chief executive officer
of Advantage Health. Before the formation of Advantage
Health, he was president and chief executive officer of
He previously taught as an associate professor at
Michigan State University in the department of family
practice, and was also medical director for Care Choices
Health Plan. He was secretary-treasurer of the Kent County
Medical Society in the early 1990s, and in 1994 was elected
the society's president.
Edema graduated from Hope in 1973 with majors in
biology and chemistry. As a student he participated in the
Beta Beta Beta and Alpha Epsilon Delta sciences-oriented
societies, was active in the Navigators campus ministry, was
a member of the Arcadian Fraternity, and lettered in
football and basketball.
He holds his M.D. from the College of Human
Medicine at Michigan State University, and an MPA from
Western Michigan University.
Edema is a member of Hope Reformed Church in Grand
Rapids, where he has served as deacon, taught Sunday School
and served as a guide in the Pioneer Club.
His wife Sue, who is also a 1973 Hope graduate and
is a former president of the Hope College Alumni
Association, is coordinator of the school-to-work program at
Kenowa Hills High School. They have served the college in a
variety of ways, including as regional co-chairs for the
college's "Hope in the Future" fund-raising campaign, as
class representatives and as volunteer callers when Hope's
Annual Fund phonathon operated regionally.
The Edemas have two children: Rebecca, who is a
Hope junior, and Todd, who is a junior at Grand Rapids
Christian High School.
Waldorf is chairman and chief executive officer of
Landmark Distribution Group Inc. of Jericho, N.Y., a
warehousing and distribution company.
He is a member of Brookville Reformed Church in
Brookville, N.Y., where he has been active on the consistory
and has served as financial secretary for many years. He is
treasurer and a member of the Board of Trustees at The
Warwick Center in Warwick, N.Y. He has served on many
committees at the national level for the Reformed Church in
America. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of The
Interchurch Center in New York City.
Waldorf is a director of Griffon Corporation
(NYSE) and trustee of Kayne Anderson Mutual Funds. He
enjoys music and belongs to The University Glee Club of New
York City, where he serves as treasurer.
He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical
engineering from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard
Waldorf is a member of the Board of Trustees and
the Executive Committee of the Board at Elmira College, from
which his mother graduated.
Waldorf married the former Arlene Arends Walters,
who graduated from Hope in 1964, on March 22, 1997. She
serves as executive director of Reformed Church Women's
Ministries, and previously was executive director of The
His children are Kimberly Mercer, who graduated
from Hope in 1986, and her husband Brian of Great Falls,
Va.; and William Waldorf and his wife Lisa (also a 1986 Hope
graduate) of Alpharetta, Ga. His stepchildren are Mark
Walters, who is a 1991 Hope graduate, and his wife Diana of
Conifer, Colo.; Jami Walters Dearstyne and husband Neil of
Rensselaer, N.Y.; and Eric Walters of Aurora, Colo. Mr. and
Mrs. Waldorf have seven grandchildren.