JBoard Ambassadors

About the JBoard

Are you a young professional that’s interested in supporting cancer and Parkinson’s disease research in a fun and exciting way? Join our JBoard!

By donating $25 a month—or $300 a year—you’ll have access to the latest discoveries in Van Andel Institute’s biomedical research and science education initiatives. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with a vibrant group of young professionals at special events throughout the year while supporting a good cause.

Help to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations by signing up today! Click below for a recurring or one-year membership.

Recurring Membership    One-year Membership

JBoard Perks
  • Network with the best of West Michigan’s young professionals
  • Learn firsthand from Institute scientists about the cutting-edge biomedical research that is being done in the areas of cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, and more. Plus, hear updates from the educators at Van Andel Education Institute and Van Andel Institute Graduate School.
  • Receive invitations to annual health-science forums and luncheons throughout the year.
  • Recognition on VAI’s website and in the Institute’s annual report.
JBoard Events

  • Periodic research and education Lunch & Learn events
  • JBoard Member Mixer
  • Around the World®, the annual JBoard fundraising event
  • Winterfest Celebration
  • The Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner and Award Presentation

Wed 26

JBoard Member Mixer

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aug 10
Sep 14

Lunch & Learn – September

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Current JBoard Members

Co-chairs: Rachel Mraz and Chad Bassett

Troy & Jill AustinJennifer BaldiniChad Bassett
Brian BlodgettScott & Heidi CampbellDon & Heather Carlson
Heather ChristmannNatalie ClearyMatthew Cook
Paige CornetetBlake CrabbAfton & Aaron DeVos
Samuel DeVriesBo & Jennifer FowlerKevin Gardenier
Linsey GleasonAndrew GrashuisBrandi Huyser
Jack IottEric JonesKevin Kileen
Eric KovalakMichael LomonacoErica Lonn
Kimberly LoomisGeoff LudemaMatthew McDonald
Phillip MitchellEvan & Caitlin MlynarekMike & Rachel Mraz
Alyssa & Chris NanceMatt OsterhavenGregory Paplawsky
Erin PaquetLee & Alexandra PerezLaurie Placinski
Nikki ProbstJeff & Deidre RemtemaCharlie & Tanya Rowerdink
Liz RuneyAllison SleightMeriden Smucker
Lindsay SlagboomTimothy StreitPaul & Libby Stuit
Alison Waske SutterCharity TaatjesWilliam Templin
Jane TomaszewskiAaron Van AndelChris Van Andel
Jesse Van AndelKyle Van AndelDaniel VandenBosch
David & Sarah VanderveenMarc VeenstraAmanda Whowell
MeiLi WieringaCharlie WondergemMegan Zubrickas


For more information about the JBoard, please contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or sarah.rollman@vai.org.