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Staff & Foundation Board

 
Foundation Board
 
President

Dr. Juan R. Olivarez, Ph.D., '71, Aquinas College

Foundation Board Co-Chair Ms. Denise Christy, '82, Founder and CEO, ISelect Custom Benefit Store
Foundation Board Co-Chair

Mr. John Jackoboice, Fourth and Fifth Capital Ventures

Executive Director; Vice President of the Aquinas College Foundation Mr. Greg Meyer, Aquinas College
Director

Mr. Greg Alksnis, '71, Executive Vice President, Magic Steel Corporation

Director Ms. Michaelyn (Micki) Benz, Vice President, Advocacy and Public Relation, Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Director

Mr. Sam Cummings, Managing Partner, CWD Real Estate

Director; Liaison to Investments Committee

of the Board of Trustees

Sr. Maureen Geary, O.P., Prioress, Grand Rapids Dominicans
Director Andy Holtgreive, '94, SVP of Sales, Central Region, Bank Financial Services
Director Mr. Nazar Massouh, '95, Principal, Energy Capital Partners
Director Rev. Mark Przybysz, '83, Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Parish
Director Ms. Kate Pew Wolters, '78
Director

Ms. Lisa Wurst, '85, Client Advisor, JPMorgan

Aquinas College Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Donald Burns
Treasurer Mr. Leonard Kogut, Jr., Aquinas College
Secretary Ms. Deb O'Donnell, Aquinas College
 

 
Foundation Staff
 
Brigid Avery, ‘01 Brigid Avery, '01
Director of Alumni Engagement
Phone: (616) 632-2494
E-mail: brigid.avery@aquinas.edu
Greg Meyer Greg Meyer
Vice President and Executive Director of the Aquinas College Foundation
Phone: (616) 632-2802
E-mail: greg.meyer@aquinas.edu
 
Trish Castiglione

Trish Castiglione '92

Director of Major & Planned Gifts

Phone: (616) 632-2821

E-mail: trish.castiglione@aquinas.edu

Deb O'Donnell

Deb O'Donnell
Executive Assistant to the Vice President

for the Foundation
Phone: (616) 632-2809
E-mail: odonndeb@aquinas.edu

 
Cecilia Cunningham Cecilia Cunningham
Director of Major & Planned Gifts
Phone: (616) 632-2816
E-mail: cunnicec@aquinas.edu
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Ariel Timm, '12
Manager of Donor Relations & Stewardship
Phone: (616) 632-2453
E-mail: aet001@aquinas.edu

 
Kate Davis Kate Davis
Senior Director of Foundation Operations & Annual Giving
Phone: (616) 632-2817
E-mail: daviskat@aquinas.edu
Ric Underhile

Ric Underhile
Director of Foundation Communications and Grants Management
Phone: (616) 632-2836

E-mail: ric.underhile@aquinas.edu

 

 
Joan DeWitt Joan DeWitt
Donor Services Coordinator
Phone: (616) 632-2820
E-mail: jmd004@aquinas.edu
Sr. Mary Aquinas Weber

Sr. Mary Aquinas Weber, '58
Chancellor Emerita
Phone: (616) 632-2809

 
Ali Erhan

Ali Erhan, Ph.D.
Director of Corporate Relations
Phone: (616) 632-2819
E-mail: erhanali@aquinas.edu

Sister Alice Wittenbach, OP, '59 Sister Alice Wittenbach, OP, '59
Goodwill Ambassador
E-mail: witteali@aquinas.edu