AJS-U.S. Staff

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Richard Bandstra
Executive Director (Volunteer)

Nicole DeBoer
Administrative Assistant


Kate Parsons
Director of Communications


Jill Van Beek
Director of Operations


Alison Wabeke (De Rooy)
Director of Programs

AJS-U.S. Board of Directors

Front row (l-r) Secretary Kim Lodewyk, Nina Balmaceda, Jo Ann VanEngen, Lee Boyd, Maureen Hodge
Second row (l-r) Kelli Schutti, Mike Goorhouse, Vice President Steve DeHaan, Uko Zylstra, President Pete Harkema
Third row (l-r) Paul DeBoer, Kurt VerBeek, Treasurer Scott Johnson, Sharon Baker, Mark Wagenveld
Missing from photo Russ Jacobs

Team in Honduras

Our US-based team works in tandem with more than 120 Honduras-based employees to pursue justice in Honduras. Our Honduras team (AJS-Honduras) is comprised nearly entirely of Hondurans and also has its own leadership. The work of AJS in Honduras has received international recognition for its effectiveness and creativity, and our US staff work to share the lessons of this work with others outside of Honduras so that people will heed the call to do justice. The website, in Spanish, of AJS-Honduras is asjhonduras.com.



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TH volunteers oversee medicine distribution

A small group of people is transforming health in Honduras. Members of Transformemos Honduras and employees of the Association for a More Just society are saving lives through their expertise in transparency, accountability, and the efficiency of public systems, doing the difficult work of getting the Honduran Health system to work for its people.


Association for a More Just Society (AJS)
PO Box 888631
Grand Rapids, MI 49588


1 (800) 897-1135