Mr. Noordhoek was appointed by the Council to serve as CEO/Executive Secretary on July 1, 2011.
Mr. Noordhoek has compiled more than three decades of successful experience in administrative management as well as developing successful legislative, regulatory and community affairs programs at the local, state and federal level in the public and private sector. He is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Mr. Noordhoek’s varied background has allowed him to gain and utilize extensive knowledge in organizational management, training development, community relations, economic development, energy, environment, housing construction and lending practices, law enforcement, local government, retail development and growth, transportation and general business issues. In a strategy unique to the governmental consulting industry, Mr. Noordhoek expanded his practice to include working with clients on various economic and community development initiatives and designing training modules to assist clients in achieving their objectives.
Kay Patrick-Hile joined the Council in November 2011 as an Administrative Assistant for Robert Noordhoek.
Kay has provided over 25 years of association/administrative management in Michigan for various non-profit organizations. She brings experience in complete office services including project management, meeting/convention planning, public relations, member services and website management. Kay is a graduate of Michigan State University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Barbara Gould joined the Council in March 2018 as Training Coordinator.
Barbara brings to the Council a diverse background in leadership and training, with experience and expertise in emergency medicine, veterinary care, and Corrections. Her unique knowledge and talents have allowed her to adapt, change and prosper with her professional employment opportunities throughout the past eighteen years.
During her career at the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Barbara served in many capacities within the jail, and developed valuable insight into county jail operations. In 2014, Barbara was assigned to the Corrections Coordinating and Training position in Genesee County. In that position, she developed and implemented an ongoing training program for more than 120 Genesee County Corrections Deputies. Barbara’s efforts resulted in the county achieving and maintaining certification of their Corrections Officers, as well as meeting 100% compliance with the required, annual In-Service training.
Barbara is a graduate of Mott Community College, where she earned two Associates Degrees and a Phlebotomy Certification. Barbara maintains current certification as a Basic Emergency Medical Technician and is also an approved, Local Corrections Officer Academy Instructor, with training proficiency in multiple Academy Modules.