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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.



Paul Buikema – Chair
Westmont, IL

Ken Hoving – Vice Chair
Middleville, MI

Karen Huizenga – Secretary/Treasurer
St. John, IN

Darren Van Essen – Asst. Secretary/Treasurer
Crown Point, IN

Tim Breems
Palos Heights, IL

Edward Damstra III
Orland Park, IL

Dave DeGraff
St. John, IN

Ted Feenstra
Elmhurst, IL

Patti Jabaay
St. John, IN

Arnold Koldenhoven
Burr Ridge, IL

Gary W. Leo
Orland Park, IL

Rob Petroelje
Villa Park, IL

David Voss
Homer Glen, IL

Dr. Eric Woo
St. John, IN

Kyle Yonker
Homer Glen, IL

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




Jacob Groenewold – Chair
Westmont, 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

Dr. Eric Woo (Liaison to Board of Directors)
St. John, IN

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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