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 Institute for Education and Van Andel Invstitute 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

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

Current JBoard Members

Peter & Paige Afendoulis

Rob & Katie Barcelona

Blake Crabb

Jenna DeBest

Aaron & Afton DeVos

Samuel DeVries & Lily Powers

Ben Eastburg

Alex Ehlert-VanBeveren

Jennifer Fischer

Meghan Gartman

Zachary Gebben

Nate Harris

Ken Hoffman & Lisa Rose

Mark Holzbach & Dana Friis-Hansen

Jordan Hoyer

Jason & Brandi Huyser

Matt & Sarah Jones

John Kailunas III

Margaret Kennedy

Kevin & Katie Kileen

Kaleb Kimble

Michael & Andrea Leestma

Casey Lowery

Mike & Rachel Mraz

Thomas Murray III

Christopher & Alyssa Nance

Kendra Osowski

Gregory Paplawsky

Leland & Alexandra Perez

Justin Pinto

Cody Pletcher

Nicole Probst

Thomas and Kendra Ralston

Sara Ross

Alex Schrotenboer

Allison Sleight

Riley Smith

Joseph Spoelhof

Timothy Streit

Mark Stuit

Aaron & Hailey Van Andel

Chris Van Andel

Jesse & Heather Van Andel

Kyle Van Andel

Brian VanBeveren

Daniel VandenBosch

Sarah Vander Baan

Tripp & Katie VanderWal

Samuel & Sydney Vucelich

Brandon & Tina Wong

Cameron Young

Megan Zubrickas

Nicole Rodammer