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!

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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
  • 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

Current JBoard Members

Chair: Rachel Mraz

Peter & Paige AfendoulisRob & Katie BarcelonaChristopher Billmeier
Hannah BlackwellBlake CrabbJenna DeBest
Aaron & Afton DeVosSamuel DeVries & Lily PowersBen Eastburg
Alex Ehlert-VanBeverenJennifer FischerMeghan Gartman
Zachary GebbenNate HarrisKen Hoffman & Lisa Rose
Mark Holzbach & Dana Friis-HansenJordan HoyerJason & Brandi Huyser
Matt & Sarah JonesJohn Kailunas IIIMargaret Kennedy
Kevin & Katie KileenKaleb KimbleMichael & Andrea Leestma
Casey LoweryMike & Rachel MrazThomas Murray III
Christopher & Alyssa NanceKendra OsowskiGregory Paplawsky
Leland & Alexandra PerezJustin PintoCody Pletcher
Nicole ProbstThomas and Kendra RalstonSara Ross
Alex SchrotenboerJon & Allison SleightRiley Smith
Joseph SpoelhofTimothy StreitMark Stuit
Aaron & Hailey Van AndelChris Van AndelJesse & Heather Van Andel
Kyle Van AndelBrian VanBeverenDaniel VandenBosch
Sarah Vander BaanTripp & Katie VanderWalSamuel & Sydney Vucelich
Justin WelkerBrandon & Tina WongCameron Young
Megan Zubrickas

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