Board of Governors

Members of Van Andel Institute’s (VAI) Board of Governors support the Institute financially and are the ambassadors who share VAI’s mission, vision and important work with others to help gain further support to advance the Institute’s efforts.

Board of Governors members are encouraged to make an annual contribution of $3,000 or more per couple. Membership in the Board of Governors is by invitation only.

Goals

The Board of Governors:

  • Serve as ambassadors and advance the mission and vision of the Institute in the local community.
  • Remain current on research and educational advancements that are underway at VAI.
  • Attend special events, lunches and lectures when possible.
  • Provide perspectives and ideas aimed at advancing VAI’s vision and development activities.

Benefits

The Board of Governors will have a minimum of two invitation lectures and one social engagement each year. Events include:

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the invitation-only Carol Van Andel Angel of Excellence Dinner & Award Presentation
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Board of Governors Dinner
  • Lunch & Learn events with JBoard Members
  • Recognition on VAI’s website and in the Institute’s annual report.

 

Current Board of Governors

January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Co-chairs: Tim Long & Vicky Ludema

Carl Falkenstern & Marguerite Aitken

Rosemary Anderson

Kurt Arvidson

Brian & Lori Vander Baan

Jeffrey & Cheryl Baker

James & Shirley Balk

Jean Bassett

Jeff & Stephanie Battershall

John & Ginny Baysore

Pricilla Becker

Stacie Behler

Brian & Tami Jo Beltman

Jeffrey & Meg Bennett

Matthew & Shari Berger

Gregory & Rajene Betz

Dave & Jill Bielema

Dan & Anne Bitzer

Ted & Betsy Boelema

Chuck & Chris Boelkins

Dave & Carrie Boer

M. Rodrick & Kathleen Bolhous

Jeremy Bouwhuis

Anne Brennan

Brent & Rachael Brinks

Lenny & Laura Brucato

Jim & Martie Bultman

William & Jackie Bylenga

Carol Bylsma

Jerry & Suzanne Callahan

Scott & Heidi Campbell

Josh & Linda Jo Carron

Jeff Cauley

Peter & Soonmee Cha-Stamos

Tom & Nancy Claus

Sam Colella

Tom & Nancy Coles

Steven & Diane Colvin

Ryan & Jessica Cook

Keith & Shirley Cook

Matthew Cook

Charles & Laura Cox

Mimi Cummings

Tom & Tracy Curran

Dave & Karen Custer

Stephen Czech

Kim Dabbs

Thomas & Jacquie DeJonge

Doug & Sandy Dekock

Marleen DeLong

Dan DeRyke

Robert & Allison DeVilbiss

Douglas & Maria DeVos

Dick & Betsy DeVos

Luann & Ron DeVries

Brian & Barbara DeVries

John & Michele Dykema

Mark Eastburg

Henry & Anne Emrich

Pete & LeAnn Engles

Tom & Mickie Fox

Tina Freese-Decker

José Pedro Freitas

Dan & Lou Ann Gaydou

Stuart Genschaw

Stephen Germic

Dan Goris

Braden Graham

Martin & Peggy Greydanus

Jefra Groendyk

Ron Haan

Peter Hahn

Jana Hall

Tom & Lynn Hammer

Jeff & Ann Harten

Kurt & Madelon Hassberger

Paul & Sheryl Haverkate

Matthew & Jennifer Haworth

Tom Helmstetter

Paulus & Rosemary Heule

Dave & Donna Hockstra

Steve Hodges

Matt & Lynn Hoeksema

Philip & Sharon Hoekstra

Rhonda Huismann

J.C. & Tammy Huizenga

Bill & Starr Humphries

Tony Hunter

Ben & Molly Hunting

Win & Kyle Irwin

John James

Mike & Sue Jandernoa

Sidney & Cate Jansma

Tom Jasper

Kevin Jeakle

Kurt & Lynn Jekkals

Matt & Sarah Jones

Peter & Veronica Jones

David & Nancy Kammeraad

Brenda Kastner

Greg & Tammie Keane

John & Nancy Kennedy

Rick Keyes

Chun Yul Kim

Craig & Deb Kinney

Linda Klein

Greg & Birgit Klohs

Steve Klotz

Jerry & Maribeth Kooiman

Matt Kool

Al & Robin Koop

Blake & Mary Krueger

Greg & Patrice Lankfer

John & Katie Kuiper

Raymond & Jeannine Lanning

Ken & Bertil Larm

John Leese

Timothy & Kimberly Long

Steve & Mary Longstreet

Charles Lott

Gary & Vicky Ludema

Michael & Suzanne Lunn

David & Cynthia Madiol

Philomena Mantella

Holly McCaw

Thomas & Dawn McDonald

Tom & Jackie McGovern

Michael & Jen McGraw

Mike & Dina McKnight-Dargis

Mark & Mary Beth Meijer

Deb Meijer

Rusty & Jenn Merchant

Buzz & Lisa Miller

Jack Miller

Bill & Pat Mills

Ben & Elisabeth Mills

Mike & Rachel Mraz

Chris & Kara Ver Muelen

Mark & Elizabeth Murray

Richard & Paula Nelson

Laurie-Ann Netto

Jack Nichols

Juan & Mary Olivarez

Steve & Beth Olson

Milind Pant

Rick Pappas

Lee & Alexandra Perez

Lewis Pitsch

Richard Postma

Todd Rempe

John & Ann Renucci

Garry & Pat Ringnalda

Jeffery Roberts

Paul Becker & Eve Rogus

Doug Rottman

Timothy Rottschafer

John & Therese Rowerdink

Gideon Sanders

Mark Satkoski

Timothy & Barbara Schowalter

Mary Schregardus

Matt & Sarah Scogin

Charlie Secchia

Tony & Dawn Semple

George & Missy Sharpe

George & Linda Sharpe

Tom & Barb Shaw

Sherri Smith

David & Linda Spencer

John & Judy Spoelhof

Robert & Susan Stafford

Frank & Dana Stanek

Bob Stead

Ann Stephens

James & Dolly Strikwerda

Tom & Mary Stuit

Theresa Sullivan

Duke Suwyn

Renee Tabben

Praveen Thadani

Steve & Laura Triezenberg

John Truscott

David & Sandy Turner

Dave & Carol Van Andel

Steve & Amy Van Andel

Dan Van Dyck

Michael & Michelle Van Dyke

Daniel & Ann Marie Van Eerden

Ronald & Helen Van Farowe

Donna Van Haren

Maria Van Til

John Van Wylen

Allen & Nancy VanderLaan

Doug & Amy VanderWoude

Michael & Gayle VanGessel

David & Beth VanPortfliet

Peter & Denise Versluis

Chris & Dana Vinton

Russ & Chris Visner

Phil & Kathy Vogelsang

Tom & Laurie Welch

Juli Wemmer

Tina Wheeler

Ben & Jennifer Wickstrom

Scott & Rebecca Wierda

Julie Wiersema

Greg & Meg Wilit

Jim & Sue Williams

Bob & Karen Wiltz

Les & Jane Wong

Jim & Mary Workman

John & Kathy Workman

Jim & Jane Zwiers