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Board of Governors

Members of Van Andel Institute’s 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
  • Recognition on VAI’s website and in the Institute’s annual report

Current Board of Governors

Co-chairs: Tim Long & Vicky Ludema

Dennis & Barbara Adama

Dr. Marguerite Aitken

John & Mary Amell

Dawn Anderson

Rosemary Anderson

Roy Aneed

Robert Antonini

Kurt Arvidson

Jeffrey & Cheryl Baker

James & Shirley Balk

Martin & Melissa Balk

Jeffrey Battershall

Paul Becker & Eve Rogus

Priscilla Becker

Jessie Belote

Bradley Bengtson

Gregory & Rajene Betz

Dr. David & Jill Bielema

Dan Bitzer

Judy Bode

Theodore & Betsy Boelema

Chuck & Christine Boelkins

Dave & Carrie Boer

Brian Bonnell

Donald Botting

Jeremy Bouwhuis

Daniel & Sherry Bowen

Brent & Rachael Brinks

Leonard Brucato

Dr. Jim & Martie Bultman

Beau Burnett

Jennifer Bustard

William & Jackie Bylenga

Carol Bylsma

Jerry & Suzanne Callahan

Scott & Heidi Campbell

Tyler & Colleen Carll

Steven & Diane Colvin

Matthew Cook

Ryan & Jessica Cook

Charles & Laura Cox

Bill & Marilyn Crawford

Mimi Cummings

Tom & Tracy Curran

David & Karen Custer

Michael & Debra Damstra

Christina Freese Decker

Deb DeGraaf

Thomas DeJonge

Doug & Sandy Dekock

Jeffrey & Kate DeLongchamp

Nora DeMots

Gina DeSantis

Kim DeSantis

Dick & Betsy DeVos

Doug & Maria DeVos

Brian DeVries & Barbara Pugh

John Dykema & Michele Maly-Dykema

Dr. Mark Eastburg

C. Andrew Edwards

Michael & Lynette Ellis

Henry Emrich

Mickie Fox

Colleen Gargiulo

Dan & Cinda Geelhoed

Hannah Geelhoed

Mark Giura

Henry Goldberg

Dan & Deb Goris

Braden Graham

Dr. Martin & Peggy Greydanus

Patti Griswold

Ronald Haan

Dr. Jana Hall

Thomas Hammer

Kurt & Madelon Hassberger

Paul & Sheryl Haverkate

Jacob Heglund

Mike Hemmingsen

Paul & Rosemary Heule

Dave & Donna Hockstra

Matt Hoeksema

Philip & Sharon Hoekstra

Christopher Hufnagel

J.C. & Tammy Huizenga

Bill & Starr Humphries

Carl & Kelly Jandernoa

Mike & Sue Jandernoa

Sidney & Cate Jansma

Andy Jasper

Lynn Jekkals

Matt & Sarah Jones

Dr. Peter & Veronica Jones

Dr. Joseph & Elizabeth Junewick

John & Deb Kailunas

David & Nancy Kammeraad

John & Nancy Kennedy

Dr. Craig & Debra Kinney

Jennifer Kirchgessner

Dr. Stephanie Kloostra

Steve Klotz

Jerry Kooiman

Dr. Josh & Connie Kooistra

Matt & Danielle Kool

Al & Robin Koop

Blake & Mary Krueger

John & Katie Kuiper

Kurt & Jena Lacks

Raymond & Jeannine Lanning

Arlyn & Marcia Lanting

John & Mary Leese

Michael & Andrea Leestma

Timothy & Kimberly Long

Steve & Mary Longstreet

Gary & Vicky Ludema

Michael & Suzanne Lunn

Steve MacMillan

Phillip Maddox

Philomena Mantella

Dawn McCotter

Mark & Kelly McCumby

Tom McGovern

Michael & Lucy McGraw

Deborah Meijer

Hendrik Meijer

Mark & Mary Beth Meijer

Rusty Merchant

Dan Meyering

Buzz & Lisa Miller

Jack H. Miller

Mike & Rachel Mraz

David & Angela Muilenberg

Gordon J. Muir

Ramon Nayar & Katya Sidelnik

Jack Nichols

Dr. Juan & Mary Olivarez

Milind & Amrita Pant

Dr. Richard Pappas

Ken Pasternak

Pam Pike

Lewis Pitsch

Rich Postma

Jay & Sara Preston

Dr. Suresh & Dr. Sarla Puri

Jacquelyn Rawlings

Todd Rempe

Dr. John Renucci

Pat Ringnalda

Jeffery Roberts

Mindy Rodriguez

Dr. Jack & Lija Romence

Robert & Marcy Roth

Timothy O. Rottschafer

John & Therese Rowerdink

Alanna Rynders

Gideon Sanders

Mark Satkoski

Michael & Cynthia Schaap

Timothy & Barbara Schowalter

Mary Schregardus

Matthew Scogin

Deborah Sears

Tony & Dawn Semple

George & Missy Sharpe

George & Linda Sharpe

Dr. Thomas & Barbara Shaw

Mark Sherwood & Saralyn Coupe

Jack & Lori Skoog

Mike Slobodnik

Michael Smith

Shannon Smith

David & Linda Spencer

John & Judy Spoelhof

Scott & Jan Spoelhof

Robert & Susan Stafford

Peter Stamos & Soonmee Cha-Stamos

Frank Stanek

Robert R. Stead

Thomas & Mary Stuit

Duke & Karen Suwyn

Dr. Kathryn Swanson

Emily TerHaar

Praveen Thadani

Steve & Cheryl Timyan

Jerry & Marcia Tubergen

David & Sandy Turner

David & Carol Van Andel

Steve & Amy Van Andel

Sharon Van Dellen

Michael & Michelle Van Dyke

Daniel & Ann Marie Van Eerden

Ronald & Helen Van Farowe

Donna Van Haren

Maria K. Van Til

John Van Wylen

Allen & Nancy Vander Laan

Dr. Douglas VandeWoude

Michael & Gayle VanGessel

David & Beth VanPortfliet

Bob & Grace Van Timmeren

Dr. Christian & Kara VerMeulen

Chad Versluis

Peter Versluis

Vince Versluis

Chris & Dana Vinton

Phil & Kathy Vogelsang

Jane Welch

Tom Welch

Chris Wierda

Scott & Rebecca Wierda

Betsy Wiersema

Julie Wiersema

Shelby Wiersema

Greg Williams

Rick Winn

Craig & Mary Welch

John & Vicky Weller

Becky Wheeler

Ben Wickstrom

James & Sue Williams

Tonya Williamson

Greg & Meg Willit

John & Kathy Workman

Mary Workman

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