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 connect 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! 

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JBoard Perks
  • Connect 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

Feb 22

Winterfest Celebration

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Current JBoard Members

Co-chairs: Rachel Mraz and Chad Bassett

Dorothy ArmstrongTroy & Jill AustinJennifer Baldini
Chad BassettScott & Heidi CampbellNatalie Cleary
Matthew CookPaige CornetetBlake Crabb
Afton & Aaron DeVosSamuel DeVriesWilliam Dion
Bo & Jennifer FowlerKevin GardenierLinsey Gleason
David GrangerAndrew GrashuisChristine Hughes
Brandi HuyserJack IottEric Jones
Alison KeutgenKevin KileenEric Kovalak
Michael LomonacoErica LonnKimberly Loomis
Geoff LudemaMatthew McDonaldPeter Medema
Elizabeth MinesPhillip MitchellEvan & Caitlin Mlynarek
Mike & Rachel MrazAlyssa & Chris NanceMatt Osterhaven
Gregory PaplawskyErin PaquetLee & Alexandra Perez
Laurie PlacinskiNikki ProbstJeff & Deidre Remtema
Liz RhodaCharlie & Tanya RowerdinkLiz Runey
Allison SleightMeriden SmuckerLindsay Slagboom
Steve SteketeeTimothy StreitPaul & Libby Stuit
Alison Waske SutterCharity TaatjesLiz TerHorst
William TemplinJane TomaszewskiBob Tsironis
Aaron Van AndelChris Van AndelJesse Van Andel
Kyle Van AndelDaniel VandenBoschDavid & Sarah Vanderveen
Marc VeenstraAmanda WhowellMeiLi Wieringa
Charlie WondergemMegan Zubrickas 


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