Van Andel Institute Graduate School Board of Directors
Back Row: Mary O’Riordan, Ph.D., James B. Fahner, M.D., Danny Welch, Ph.D.*, Peter A. Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon)
Front Row: Candace T. Smith-King, M.D., Juan R. Olivarez, Ph.D., Maria Cimitile, Ph.D.
*Director’s term ended Aug. 22, 2022
Maria Cimitile, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy, Honors College, Grand Valley State University
James B. Fahner, M.D.
Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & Senior Administrative Physician for Philanthropy & Community Relations, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Peter A. Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon)
Chief Scientific Officer, Van Andel Institute
Juan R. Olivarez, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board; Distinguished Scholar in Residence for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University; President Emeritus, Aquinas College; Interim President, Grand Rapids Community College
Mary O’Riordan, Ph.D.
Vice Chair of the Board; Associate Dean of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and Frederick C. Neidhardt Collegiate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School
Candace T. Smith-King, M.D.
Vice President, Spectrum Health Academic Affairs, Spectrum Health System; Pediatric Specialist, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital