Board of Governors

about the board of governors

Members of Van Andel Institute’s (VAI) Board of Governors support the Institute financially and are the ambassadors who share VAI’s mission, vision and important work with others to help gain further support to advance the Institute’s efforts.

Board of Governors members are encouraged to make an annual contribution of $3,000 or more per couple. Membership in the Board of Governors is by invitation only.

Co-chairs, Tim Long & Vicky Ludema

Goals

The goals of the Board of Governors are the following:

  • Serve as ambassadors and advance the mission and vision of the Institute in the local community.
  • Remain current on research and educational advancements that are underway at VAI.
  • Attend special events, lunches and lectures when possible.
  • Provide perspectives and ideas aimed at advancing VAI’s vision and development activities.
Benefits

The Board of Governors will have a minimum of two invitation lectures and one social engagement each year. Events include:

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the invitation-only Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner & Award Presentation
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Hope on the Hill Gala
  • Han-Mo Koo Memorial Lecture
  • Lunch & Learn events with JBoard Members
Current Board of Governors

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Co-chairs: Tim Long and Vicky Ludema

R. Tony & Kathleen Asselta Jeffrey & Stephanie Battershall Stacie Behler
Gregory & Rajene Betz Dave & Jill Bielema Charles & Christine Boelkins
Carrie Boer Patrick Brady Charles & Pam Brickey
Patrik & Lena Brundin Jerry & Suzanne Callahan Scott & Heidi Campbell Matt Cook
Dave & Karen Custer Stephen J. Czech Jerry & Karen DeBlaay
Thomas DeJonge Robert DeVilbiss Douglas & Maria DeVos
Richard & Helen DeVos Eileen DeVries John & Michele Dykema
David Eisler Michael & Lynette Ellis Tim Emmitt
Dan & Lou Ann Gaydou Gary & Pam Granger Martin & Peggy Greydanus
Jefra Groendyk Thomas J. Haas Jana Hall
Paul & Rose Heule Dirk and Victoria Hoffius J.C. Huizenga & Tammy Born-Huizenga
Ben & Molly Hunting Doug Hutchings Mike & Sue Jandernoa
Lynne Jarman-Johnson Peter & Veronica Jones John & Deborah Kailunas II
Craig & Debra Kinney Stephen Klotz John C. Knapp
Al & Robin Koop Ray & Jeannine Lanning Ken Larm
Ray Loeschner Tim & Kimberly Long Gary & Vicky Ludema
Rusty & Jennifer Merchant Hank & Liesel Meijer Mark & Mary Beth Meijer
Mike & Rachel Mraz Louis Moran Jim Nichols & Jamie Mills
Juan & Mary Olivarez Richard Pappas Lewis Pitsch & Teresa Hendricks-Pitsch
Pat Ringnalda Jeffery Roberts Carol Rottman
Doug Rottman John & Therese Rowerdink Peter & Joan Secchia
George & Linda Sharpe George & Missy Sharpe Kasie Smith
John & Judy Spoelhof Rob & Susan Stafford Thomas & Mary Stuit
Duke Suwyn Renee Tabben Steve & Laura Triezenberg
David & Carol Van Andel Steve & Amy Van Andel Michael & Michelle Van Dyke
Daniel & Ann Marie Van Eerden David & Beth Van Portfliet Maria Van Til
Brian & Lori Vander Baan Allen & Nancy Vander Laan Michael VanGessel
Chris & Dana Vinton Russ & Chris Visner Phil & Kathleen Vogelsang
Geoff & LeeAnne Widlak Scott & Rebecca Wierda Jim & Sue Williams
Greg & Meg Willit Jim & Jane Zwiers