Jerry Callahan

Jerry Callahan, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Vice President, Innovations & Collaborations


Jerry Callahan, Ph.D., M.B.A. serves as Van Andel Institute’s Vice President, Innovations & Collaborations, having held various leadership roles at the Institute since 2004. Dr. Callahan has been deeply involved in commercial development of life science business in west Michigan. In his career he has formed two private equity and venture capital investment firms which have raised more than $60 million focused in the life sciences. Additionally, he has launched several startup life science companies and has served in various leadership roles including Chairman, CEO, CIO and COO. Dr. Callahan serves on the boards of several life science and non-profit entities including Van Andel Institute’s Board of Governors.

Dr. Callahan has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.