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  • Tara Baker

    Tara Baker is the philanthropy assistant at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She...

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    Kallie Bauer M.B.A

    Kallie Bauer, M.B.A., is currently the interim director of the Community Data and Research Lab (CDRL) at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthrop...

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    Teri Behrens Ph.D.

    Dr. Teresa (Teri) Behrens is the executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Previously, D...

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    Rachel Borashko

    Rachel Borashko is a data analyst at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Rachel is responsible pri...

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    Emily Brenner

    Emily Brenner is an adjunct project coordinator for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Grand Ra...

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    Sherry Collver

    Sherry Collver is a unit coordinator at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She...

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    Julie Couturier C.P.A.

    Julie Couturier is the director of operations for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mic...

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    Jamie DeLeeuw Ph.D.

    Jamie DeLeeuw, Ph.D. is a research manager for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Grand Rapids,...

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    Lori Eaton M.L.I.S.

    Lori Eaton is a project archivist for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. She is responsible for preservi...

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    Jason Franklin

    Jason Franklin Ph.D.

    Dr. Franklin was appointed in June 2015 as the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, to which he brings a ...

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    Liz Gordillo M.S.W.

    Liz Gordillo (née Delaney), M.S.W. is a program manager at Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. She is respo...

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    Tiana Hawver

    Tiana Hawver is the office coordinator for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She ...

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    Brian Herron

    Brian Herron is a web developer for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. He performs analysis, development...

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    Karen Hoekstra

    Karen Hoekstra is the marketing and communications manager at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand...

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    Tory Martin M.A.

    Tory Martin is the director of communications and engagement at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. In ...

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    Dennis McMillian

    Dennis McMillian is a senior consultant at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Dennis is a veteran philan...

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    Michael Moody, Ph.D.

    Michael Moody Ph.D.

    Michael Moody, Ph.D., is the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State Uni...

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    Juan R. Olivarez Ph.D.

    Juan R. Olivarez, Ph.D. was named the first Distinguished Scholar in Residence for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Johnson Center in 2018. Thr...

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    Adriana Paz M.S. C.I.S.

    Adriana Paz is the senior database administrator for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Grand R...

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    Kevin Peterson

    Kevin Peterson

    Kevin Peterson is a program coordinator for nonprofit learning services at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (GVSU)...

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    Michael Pratt

    As a project manager at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Michael Pratt is responsible primarily...

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    Rikesh Puri

    Rikesh Puri is a database programmer for The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Rikes...

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    Pat Robinson

    Pat Robinson M.P.A.

    Pat Robinson is associate director of special projects at Grand Valley State University's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. She works as as...

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    Tamela Spicer M.A.

    Tamela Spicer is a program manager for nonprofit learning services for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University...

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    Melyssa Tsai O’Brien M.P.H.

    Melyssa Tsai O’Brien is a research manager for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich...

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    K. Aaron Yore-VanOosterhout Ph.D.

    Aaron Yore-VanOosterhout, Ph.D., is a research manager at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, where he de...

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