FHE Guidance & Counseling

2200 Pettis Ave. NE Counseling Office hours during the academic year: 7:00-3:30 Monday-Friday

Ada, MI 49301 Claire Poole, Counseling Office Secretary: cpoole@fhps.net

Ph.: (616) 493-8831 Rita Wright, Registrar: rwright@fhps.net

Fax: (616) 493-8839

Meet the FHE Counseling Staff!

Mitch Blink



Lisa McCambridge



Cindy Urban



Stephanie Thornton

School Social Worker


Mitch Blink

High School Students, last names: A – Howe

Mr. Blink is a graduate of Kalamazoo College (GO HORNETS!), with Master's degrees from Western Michigan University and Spring Arbor University. Along with having his school counseling endorsement, Mr. Blink is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He came to Forest Hills in 2012 after teaching and counseling for 11 years at Paw Paw High School. He and his wife, Emily, have two future FHE Hawks, Eleanor and Audrey.

Lisa McCambridge

High School Students, last names: Howi – McCle

Mrs. McCambridge graduated with a Master's in Counseling Education and Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University and has been counseling at Forest Hills since 1998. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Central Michigan University. Mrs. McCambridge taught Elementary School from 1990 to 1998. She and her husband, Joe, have 2 children.

Cindy Urban

High School Students, last names: McClo – Z

Ms. Urban joined the Eastern High Counseling staff in the fall of 2011 after several years as a mathematics teacher in the Forest Hills District. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University and received her second Master’s Degree in School and Community Counseling from Michigan State University. Along with having her school counseling endorsement, Ms. Urban is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Ms. Urban serves as a district liaison for students attending Kent Innovation High, and on KCTC's Mechatronics Advisory Council.

Stephanie Thornton

FHE School Social Worker

Mrs. Thornton graduated from Hope College and received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She spent 4.5 years at Reeths Puffer Elementary, then 19 years working at Orchard View Elementary, first as the School Counselor and then as the School Social Worker. She joined the staff at FHE and EMS in 2017. Mrs. Thornton primarily works with students who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and with students who are in the Peer to Peer program. In addition, she is the staff advisor for the Mental Health Club at FHE. She and her husband have 2 adult children, Rhea (the University of Alabama) and Jace (Hope College).