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. You can sign-up for a single membership for $300 or $500 for a couple (JBoard membership is tax deductible).

Help to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations by signing up today!

Join the JBoard Now

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

  • Connection Breakfast Networking and Research Updates
  • Public Lecture Series
  • Annual Summer JBoard Member Mixer
  • Around the World®, the annual JBoard wine-tasting fundraising event
  • The Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner and Award Presentation

Click to view all 2020 events.

Current JBoard Members

Co-chairs: Rachel Mraz and Chad Bassett

Dorothy ArmstrongTravis ArnoysKeegan Balk
Rob & Katie BarcelonaChad BassettLindsay Benedict
Christopher BillmeierHannah BlackwellPaige Cornetet
Blake CrabbJenna DeBestAaron & Afton DeVos
Samuel DeVries & Lily PowersAlex Ehlert-VanBeverenJennifer Fischer
Meghan GartmanZachary GebbenMary Hilger
April HirdesKen Hoffman & Lisa RoseMark Holzbach & Dana Friis-Hansen
Jordan HoyerJason & Brandi HuyserEric Jones
Matt & Sarah JonesAndrew KapanowskiMargaret Kennedy
Alison KeutgenKevin & Katie KileenKyle Kimble
Eric KovalakMichael & Andrea LeestmaCasey Lowery
Geoff LudemaMike & Rachel MrazThomas Murray III
Christopher & Alyssa NanceKendra OsowskiGregory Paplawsky
Eric PayneStacy PeckLeland & Alexandra Perez
Justin PintoCody PletcherNicole Probst
Sara RossCharlie & Tanya RowerdinkAlex Schrotenboer
Lisa SchrotenboerKelsey Schweibert Jon & Allison Sleight
Joseph SpoelhofTimothy StreitMark Stuit
Aaron & Hailey Van AndelChris Van AndelJesse & Heather Van Andel
Kyle Van AndelDaniel VandenBoschSarah Vander Baan
Tripp & Katie VanderWalSydney VintonAllie Wittenbach
Brandon & Tina WongCameron YoungMegan Zubrickas

For more information about the JBoard, please contact Emily Mace at 616.234.5392 or emily.mace@vai.org.