Leadership

Michigan Great Lakes Chapter

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Chapter Staff

  • Sam Tidwell

    Sam Tidwell

    Executive Director

    Sam Tidwell

    Executive Director

  • Kim Monks

    Kim Monks

    Sr. Development Manager, Gala/Ride

    Kim Monks

    Sr. Development Manager, Gala/Ride

  • Amanda Holbrook

    Amanda Holbrook

    Office Manager

    Amanda Holbrook

    Office Manager

  • Stephanie Farmer

    Stephanie Farmer

    Development Manager, Kalamazoo & East Lansing Walk

    Bio

    Stephanie Farmer

    Development Manager, Kalamazoo & East Lansing Walk

    I began working for JDRF as a Development Manager in March 2014.  It has been very exciting to meet and get to know the local JDRF community.  As the Development Manager for the East Lansing & Kalamazoo Walks I enjoy being able to work with our sponsors of the walks as well as both Corporate and Family teams to help them reach their fundraising goals.  I am here to make sure you have everything you need to make for an amazing walk experience.  I live in Madison Heights with my three children, Thomas, Matthew, and Charlotte and dogs Emily.  I enjoying gardening, scrapbooking, heading to Caseville, Michigan and most importantly spend time with my family and friends.

  • Shelly Robertson

    Shelly Robertson

    Director, Michigan Walks

    Bio

    Shelly Robertson

    Director, Michigan Walks

    Shelly Robertson joined the JDRF team as a Special Events Director in January of 2013. She oversees all eight walks throughout the state of Michigan and has a team of five.  She loves working on the Walk and has been awesomely inspired by all the incredibly dedicated people she has met throughout her JDRF journey so far. Shelly lives in Lake Orion Michigan and has three kids Chance, Kendall and Casey. If she’s not working she can usually be seen in the stands cheering them on in one of their many activities or cheering on her alma mater Arizona State University! GO DEVILS!!!

Board of Directors

  • Paul Weninger

    Paul Weninger

    Board President

    Paul Weninger

    Board President

  • Todd Oosting

    Todd Oosting

    President Elect

    Todd Oosting

    President Elect

  • Brian Schumaker

    Brian Schumaker

    Treasurer

    Brian Schumaker

    Treasurer

  • Ed Aboufadel

    Ed Aboufadel

    Outreach Chair and 2015 Grand Rapids One Walk Chair

    Bio

    Ed Aboufadel

    Outreach Chair and 2015 Grand Rapids One Walk Chair

    Ed Aboufadel is a mathematics professor at Grand Valley State University.  He has won GVSU’s Outstanding Teacher Award and the Niemeyer Award. He works on research projects in applied mathematics, including 3D printing.  His wife, Kathy, works at Davenport University, and their son Zachary has been dealing with T1D since 2007.  Ed served as the Research Information Volunteer for the chapter for five years and is now the Outreach chair.

  • John Adams

    John Adams

    Board Member

    John Adams

    Board Member

  • Maxwell Barnes

    Maxwell Barnes

    Board Member

    Maxwell Barnes

    Board Member

  • Daniel Cooke

    Daniel Cooke

    Daniel Cooke

  • Michael C. De Meyer

    Michael C. De Meyer

    Communications Chair

    Michael C. De Meyer

    Communications Chair

  • Jodie DeVries

    Jodie DeVries

    2015 Grand Rapids One Walk Corporate Chair

    Bio

    Jodie DeVries

    2015 Grand Rapids One Walk Corporate Chair

    Jodie DeVries is a Client Executive in the Grand Rapids office of Marsh & McLennan (a global risk management firm).  She is responsible for coordinating the delivery of all Marsh resources to her clients, developing marketplace strategies, and crafting solutions for unusual business and insurance risks.  She is also responsible for building new customer relationships in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Holland.  Jodie has been a member of the JDRF board since 2014.  Her involvement in the West Michigan chapter began shortly after her son Jack was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 7.  Her board roles include the Annual JDRF Gala, and most recently Corporate Walk Chair for the Grand Rapids JDRF OneWalk.  Jodie holds a BBA in Business Management from Evangel University, and an MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University

  • Lisa Emery

    Lisa Emery

    2015 Kalamazoo One Walk Chair

    Lisa Emery

    2015 Kalamazoo One Walk Chair

  • Stuart Genschaw

    Stuart Genschaw

    Leadership Giving Chair

    Stuart Genschaw

    Leadership Giving Chair

  • Ben Greemann

    Ben Greemann

    Board Member

    Ben Greemann

    Board Member

  • Paula Larson

    Paula Larson

    Board Member

    Paula Larson

    Board Member

  • Sean Lockwood

    Sean Lockwood

    Gala Procurement Chair

    Sean Lockwood

    Gala Procurement Chair

  • Chris Machuta

    Chris Machuta

    Board Member

    Chris Machuta

    Board Member

  • Matt McIntosh

    Matt McIntosh

    Gala Chair

    Bio

    Matt McIntosh

    Gala Chair

    Matt grew up in Bloomfield Hills, MI before meeting his wife Katie at Michigan State University in the mid- 1990’s.  After graduating from MSU, Matt and Katie landed in East Grand Rapids to raise their family of 3 children (Lily -11, Rieden- 9 and Margaret- 6).  Matt has been a Regional Sales manager for Terryberry for the past 10 years and attended his first JDRF Gala back in 2006, a year after his wife Katie was diagnosed with T1D. He has served on the board of the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter since 2012.  Matt wanted to give back and dig his heels in to help support the mission of the JDRF – to find a cure for T1D and its complications through the support of research.

  • Tom Miller

    Tom Miller

    Ride Chair

    Tom Miller

    Ride Chair

  • Steve Millman

    Steve Millman

    Board Member

    Steve Millman

    Board Member

  • Peter Schmidt

    Peter Schmidt

    Peter Schmidt

  • Megan Taylor

    Megan Taylor

    Research Information Volunteer

    Bio

    Megan Taylor

    Research Information Volunteer

    Megan Taylor has had type one diabetes for 24 years, diagnosed at age 11. She and her family, husband and son, live in Hudsonville and really enjoy the outdoors. Megan works as a medical social worker in home care.

    Megan has been a volunteer with JDRF since moving to the Grand Rapids area 5 years ago, and joined the board in the fall of 2013. Her passion lies in connecting with others living with and caring for type one diabetes.

  • Jill Vollbrecht, M.D.

    Jill Vollbrecht, M.D.

    Board Member

    Jill Vollbrecht, M.D.

    Board Member

  • Adam Wolfe, D.O.

    Adam Wolfe, D.O.

    Adam Wolfe, D.O.