Advisory Boards for Nursing Programs

Advisory Board Members for the School of Nursing reflect a diversity of members of the nursing community who represent a variety of practice and educational settings.

School of Nursing Undergraduate Advisory Board Members:

  • Dena Durante, Director of MSP/CCU/Cardiac Rehab, Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital
  • Teresa Stover, Clinical Supervisor, Mercy Home Care & Hospice
  • Brandi Ritchey, Education Coordinator, Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital, BSN Alumni
  • Josh Meringa, Central Nursing Education Manager, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids
  • Mary Neff, Chief Operating Officer, Mercy Hospital, Cadillac
  • Michelle Richter, Director of Nursing Programs, Grand Rapids Community College
  • Joan Wise, Director of Nursing Services, District Health Department # 10
  • Roseann Terryn, Public Health Coordinator, District Health Department # 10
  • Mari Pat Terpening, Personal Health & Communicable Disease Supervisor, Central MI District Health Department, BSN Alumni
  • Jennifer Haverkamp, Staff Nurse, Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Campus, Adjunct Clinical Faculty,BSN Alumni
  • Tammy Beach, Clinical Educator, Spectrum Health United Memorial Greenville Campus
  • Vicky Scott, Hospice of Michigan, BSN Alumni
  • Abby Young, Staff Nurse, Gratiot Medical Center, BSN Alumni
  • Becky Johnson-Hines, Central Michigan District Health Department
  • Sarah VerSluys, RN Unit Manager, Sanctuary at St. Mary’s in Grand Rapids
  • Lori Barnes, Mercy Hospital - Cadillac, Manager of OB/Clinical Education
  • Brian Brasser, Spectrum Health - Kelsey Hospital, CNO for United and Kelsey Hospitals
  • Denise Brock, Spectrum Health - Kelsey Hospital, Director of Nursing at Kelsey Hospital
  • Rachel Peltier, MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot, Education Partner
  • Student Representatives from BSN Programs


School of Nursing Graduate Advisory Board Members:

  • Shawn Ulreich, VP of Patient Services, Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Campus
  • Laura Schmidt, Director of Nursing & Allied Health, Northwestern Michigan College
  • Janet Westoff, Nursing Program Coordinator, Mott Community College
  • Mary Neff, Chief Operating Officer for Nursing, Mercy Hospital
  • Joy Pomeroy, Training Coordinator, Manistee-Benzie Community Mental Health and MSN Alumni
  • Janis Franich, Adjunct Faculty, Mott Community College, MSN Alumni
  • Kathy Saxton,Quality Assurance Analyst, Memorial Medical Center, MSN Alumni
  • Rita Brandt, Nursing Services, Lakeland Regional Health Systems, MSN Alumni
  • Phyllis Wilson, Director of Outpatient Services, Allegan General Hospital, MSN Alumni
  • Dennis Bertch, Associate VP for Academic Services, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Marianne Cornellier, Director of Information Systems, Munson Medical Center
  • Nancee Hofmeister, Director of Nursing & Professional Practice, Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Laura Ford, Nurse Practitioner, Bronson Lake View Family Care, Adjunct Faculty
  • Susan Offenbecker, Associate Nursing Department Chair, Davenport University
  • Michelle Maitland, EHR Implementation Specialist, Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption, MSN Alumni
  • Pam Brown, Nursing Program Director, Muskegon Community College

October 30, 2013