Leadership and Staff


Peter A. Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon)

Chief Scientific Officer; President, Van Andel Institute Graduate School

Epigenetic Therapies

Gerhard (Gerry) Coetzee, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Neurodegenerative Science; Interim Dean, Van Andel Institute Graduate School

Post-GWAS Functionality

Sarah Bodbyl, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Van Andel Institute Graduate School

Carrie Graveel, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Cell Biology; Interim Assistant Dean for Student Research Experience

MET signaling, RTK signaling in breast cancer progression and therapeutic resistance, mouse models, targeted therapeutic approaches to breast cancer

Brian Haab, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Cancer Immunodiagnostics

Linda Zarzecki, MBA

Vice President for Human Resources

Title IX Coordinator for Van Andel Institute Graduate School


Alli Roman, MSW

Director of Student Support Services

Taylor Boyd, M.Ed.

Director of Assessment and Professional Development

Christy Mayo, MAOM, M.Ed.

Director of Enrollment and Records

Susanne Miller-Schachinger, BBA

Executive Assistant

Taijah Claybrook, M.Ed.

Senior Administrative Assistant I

Michelle Love, MA.Ed.

Senior Administrative Assistant I