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Staff & Foundation Board

Foundation Board
Foundation Board Co-Chair

Ms. Denise Christy

Foundation Board Co-Chair Mr. John Jackoboice, Fourth and Fifth Capital Ventures
Director Mr. Greg Alksnis, Executive Vice President, Magic Steel Corporation
Director Ms. Michaelyn (Micki) Benz, Vice President, Advocacy and Public Relation, Mercy Health Saint Mary's

Mr. Nazar Massouh, Principal, Energy Capital Partners

Aquinas College Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Donald Burns
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
Treasurer Mr. Leonard Kogut, Jr., Aquinas College
Executive Director; Vice President of the Aquinas College Foundation Mr. Greg Meyer, Aquinas College
Director LG (Ret) John Nowak
Secretary Ms. Deb O'Donnell, Aquinas College
President Dr. Juan R. Olivarez, Aquinas College
Director Rev. Mark Przybysz, Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Parish
Director Ms. Kate Wolters
Director Ms. Lisa Wurst, Client Advisor, JPMorgan

Foundation Staff
Brigid Avery, ‘01 Brigid Avery, '01
Director of Alumni Engagement
Phone: (616) 632-2494
Janine Guyesky - staff '10

Jannine Guyeskey, '08

Manager of Foundation Relations & Engagement

Phone: (616) 632-2173


Trish Castiglione

Trish Castiglione '92

Director of Major & Planned Gifts

Phone: (616) 632-2821


Greg Meyer

Greg Meyer
Vice President and Executive Director of the Aquinas College Foundation
Phone: (616) 632-2802

Cecilia Cunningham Cecilia Cunningham
Director of Major & Planned Gifts
Phone: (616) 632-2816
Deb O'Donnell

Deb O'Donnell
Executive Assistant to the Vice President

for the Foundation
Phone: (616) 632-2809

Kate Davis Kate Davis
Senior Director of Foundation Operations & Annual Giving
Phone: (616) 632-2817

Ariel Timm, '12
Manager of Donor Relations & Stewardship
Phone: (616) 632-2453

Joan DeWitt Joan DeWitt
Donor Services Coordinator
Phone: (616) 632-2820
Ric Underhile

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


Ali Erhan

Ali Erhan, Ph.D.
Director of Corporate Relations
Phone: (616) 632-2819

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


Sister Alice Wittenbach, OP, '59 Sister Alice Wittenbach, OP, '59
Goodwill Ambassador