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A Legacy of Caring for the Future

We are grateful for the volunteers who give their time, knowledge, and experience to lead our organization by serving on our Boards.

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Richard C. Schutt providence life services CEO

Chief Executive Officer, Providence Life Services

Richard C. Schutt

Rich has served at Providence for more than 40 years, beginning in maintenance at age 15, and working in various positions in the company, culiminating in being named CEO in 1986. Rich has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Trinity Christian College, and a Master's Degree in Health Services Administration from Governor's State University. He is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Illinois and Michigan.



Jacob Groenewold, Chair
Westmont, IL

Paul Buikema, Vice Chair
Westmont, IL

Karen Huizenga, Secretary/Treasurer
St. John, IN

Ken Hoving, Asst. Secretary/Treasurer
Middleville, MI

Edward Damstra III
Orland Park, IL

Ted Feenstra
Elmhurst, IL

Sheryl Hammer
Schererville, IN

Patti Jabaay
St. John, IN

Arnold Koldenhoven
Burr Ridge, IL

Gary Leo
Orland Park, IL

Emily McMaster
Peotone, IL

Darren Van Essen
Crown Point, IN

David Voss
Homer Glen, IL

Eric Woo
St. John, IN

Kyle Yonker
Frankfort, IL

Richard C. Schutt, CEO, Providence Life Services
Palos Heights, IL



Paul Kats, Chair 
Highland, IN

Tim Breems
Palos Heights, IL

Don DeGraff
South Holland, IL

Justin Kats
St. John, IN

Bastian Knoppers
Holland, MI

Dave Larsen
Flossmoor, IL

Bruce Leep
Highland, IN

Dick Molenhouse
Orland Park, IL

Cal Tameling
Elmhurst, IL

Don Van Dyk
Tinley Park, IL

Richard Van Hattem
Beecher, IL

Robert Workman
Monee, IL

William Zandstra
Crown Point, IN

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Providence Life Services Communities

Providence Life Services is proud to offer multiple levels of care and services across Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. Each of our communities has a unique feeling, and we hope you find one that fits your personality and taste.

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