A list of the Officers, Advisors, and Friends of The Dove Foundation

The Officers and Directors:

Dar Vander Ark (Chairman/Co-Founder) – Retired Business/Govt. Executive
Gordon Toering (Treasurer) – Attorney, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Janis Petrini (Secretary) – Co-owner, Express Employment Professionals
Richard “Dick” Rolfe Co-Founder/Chairman Emeritus, The Dove Foundation
Bill Hardiman – Former Senator, State of Michigan
Keri Lowe – President, Compass College of Cinematic Arts
Dave Nemmers – President, Midwest Security Company
Chris Tromp – Chief Digital Officer, Grey Matter Group

The Staff:

Suzy Sammons – CEO
Mark Vondett – CFO
Julie Cowan – Review Editor
Edwin L. Carpenter – Senior Reviewer
Donna Rolfe – Review Administrator, Editorial Assistant
Dena Dyer – Book Reviewer
Mike Reed – Webmaster

The Advisory Board:

Brian Bird – Writer, Producer, Partner, Believe Pictures
Cindy Bond – President & COO, Mission Pictures Intl.
Pat Boone – Entertainer, Author, Producer
Terry Botwick – CEO, 1019 Entertainment
George T. CookSenior V.P. Investments; Senior Institutional Consultant, Citigroup Consulting Group/Smith Barney
Leslie Dietzman – President (retired), Berean Christian Stores
Bill Ewing – President, Every Tribe Entertainment
Micheal Flaherty – President, Inkling Entertainment
Al Kasha – Two time Academy Award-winning composer; Broadway Tony nominee; Producer
Holly McClure – Radio Host; Film Critic
Michael Medved – Film Critic; Nationally Syndicated Radio Host
Michael Jay Solomon – Founder, Chairman & CEO of Truli Media Group, Inc.
David C. Seibert – President & CEO, Clear Day Media Group
Nancy Stafford – TV Actress; Author; Speaker
Kenneth Wales – Exec. Producer “Amazing Grace: The Story of William Wilberforce”
Patricia A. Warner – Associate Hospital Director Univ. of Michigan Hospitals and Health Center
Rev. B.J. Weber – President, New York Fellowship
Lisa Whelchel – Actress; Author
Ralph Winter – Producer, “X-Men” and “X2: X-Men United”

Quotes from a few friends:

  • Steve Allen(deceased), comedian, author, composer and former “Tonight Show” host
    “There is no doubt that our entire culture is experiencing a moral breakdown. People can get more family-friendly movies on film and television by supporting the Dove Foundation.”
  • Dean Jones (deceased), actor / producer
    “We need a national conscience telling those of us in Hollywood where the boundaries of decency are to be set. People should look for the Dove Seal on videos whenever they rent or buy them. It means they won’t find any unsavory surprises.”
  • Michael Medved, film critic, author of “Hollywood vs. America”, radio talk show host
    “Hollywood is assaulting the fundamental cherished values that most Americans hold dear. This is particularly evident in their hostility toward the traditional family. The Dove Seal is a very welcome friend of the family, guiding parents to the kind of wholesome entertainment that so many of us are longing for.”
  • Lisa Whelchel, actress
    “For good or bad, movies definitely effect the way we think and act. The Dove Foundation is helping families everywhere select films that are safe for family viewing.”
  • Ken Wales, executive producer film & television
    “Films send a message and I believe they have been sending the wrong message. Films and television both reflect and influence morals in our society. We need more parental choice in entertainment. People should ask for movies with the Dove Seal at their video stores.”
  • Ralph Winter, producer, X-Men, X2: X-Men United
    “The Dove Foundation performs a valuable service for those of us working in Hollywood. They dig for the facts and show us trends for reaching the values-based audiences that are under-served. Dove’s findings are regularly referred to by producers seeking financing for values-based products.”