Leadership

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

  • Jillian Breneman

    Development Manager - JDRF OneWalk - Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Traverse City Walks

    Jillian Breneman

    Development Manager - JDRF OneWalk - Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Traverse City Walks

  • Amanda Holbrook

    Amanda Holbrook

    Office Manager

    Amanda Holbrook

    Office Manager

Board of Directors

  • Todd Oosting

    Todd Oosting

    MGLW Chapter Board President

    Bio

    Todd Oosting

    MGLW Chapter Board President

    Vice President, CD Barnes Construction

  • John Adams

    John Adams

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    John Adams

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

  • Maxwell Barnes

    Maxwell Barnes

    MGLW Chapter Advocacy Co-Chair

    Bio

    Maxwell Barnes

    MGLW Chapter Advocacy Co-Chair

    Attorney, Miller Johnson

  • Jodie DeVries

    Jodie DeVries

    MGLW Chapter Treasurer

    Bio

    Jodie DeVries

    MGLW Chapter Treasurer

    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

    MGLW Board Member

    Bio

    Lisa Emery

    MGLW Board Member

    Executive Director for Enrollment Management and Marketing – Western Michigan University

  • Stuart Genschaw

    Stuart Genschaw

    MGLW Chapter Leadership Giving Chair

    Stuart Genschaw

    MGLW Chapter Leadership Giving Chair

  • Ben Greemann

    Ben Greemann

    Board Member

    Bio

    Ben Greemann

    Board Member

    Greemann Capital

  • Paula Larson

    Paula Larson

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Bio

    Paula Larson

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Novo Nordisk

  • Sean Lockwood

    Sean Lockwood

    JDRF Chapter Board Member

    Bio

    Sean Lockwood

    JDRF Chapter Board Member

  • Matt McIntosh

    Matt McIntosh

    MGLW Chapter Vice President/President Elect

    Bio

    Matt McIntosh

    MGLW Chapter Vice President/President Elect

    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.

  • Steve Millman

    Steve Millman

    MGLW Board Member

    Bio

    Steve Millman

    MGLW Board Member

    President – NorthStar Commercial

  • Jill Vollbrecht, M.D.

    Jill Vollbrecht, M.D.

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Bio

    Jill Vollbrecht, M.D.

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Munson Medical Center

  • Adam Wolfe, D.O.

    Adam Wolfe, D.O.

    MGLW Chapter Medical Outreach Chair/TypeOneNation Summit Chair

    Bio

    Adam Wolfe, D.O.

    MGLW Chapter Medical Outreach Chair/TypeOneNation Summit Chair

    Metro Health Medical Group

  • Floyd Wilson

    Floyd Wilson

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Bio

    Floyd Wilson

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Executive Vice President and Chief Community Officer, Metro Health Hospital

  • Pam Blodgett

    Pam Blodgett

    MGLW Board Member

    Bio

    Pam Blodgett

    MGLW Board Member

    Blodgett Wealth Management

  • Jose Jimenez-Vega, M.D.

    Jose Jimenez-Vega, M.D.

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Bio

    Jose Jimenez-Vega, M.D.

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    José Jiménez-Vega, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Jiménez-Vega earned his medical degree from Universidad de Ciencias Médicas in San José, Costa Rica. He completed his pediatric residency at University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis and his pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio. Dr. Jiménez-Vega’s clinical interests include Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes (including cystic fibrosis-related diabetes), Turner syndrome, effects of chemotherapy and radiation on the endocrine system, and total pancreatectomy and auto islet cell transplantation in patients with chronic pancreatitis. Dr. Jimenez-Vega is fluent in both Spanish and English.

  • Karen Joseph

    Karen Joseph

    MGLW Chapter Parent Connections of Grand Rapids Leader

    Karen Joseph

    MGLW Chapter Parent Connections of Grand Rapids Leader

  • Erin Smith

    Erin Smith

    MGLW Board Member

    Bio

    Erin Smith

    MGLW Board Member

    Communications Specialist, Bronson Healthcare Group

  • Jason Williams

    Jason Williams

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Bio

    Jason Williams

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    VP Relationship Manager, PNC Bank

  • Sarah Balko

    Sarah Balko

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Bio

    Sarah Balko

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Sarah, RD, CDE, IC, is one of our key new leadership volunteers in Marquette.  She is the Manager of Nutrition, Wellness/Diabetes Educator for the U.P Health System and is a member of the Michigan and American Associations of Diabetes Educators.  Sarah also serves as the director for Camp UPeninsulin, the t1d children’s camp, and is one of the organizers of our brand new network in the central U.P. Her positions provide wide reach for promoting all JDRF activities and resources to t1d families.   She was active in the first event held last January at Northern Michigan University that highlighted JDRF and which led to the start of our connecting to that community.

  • Erika Bishop

    Erika Bishop

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Erika Bishop

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

  • Carrie Liebrock

    Carrie Liebrock

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    Bio

    Carrie Liebrock

    MGLW Chapter Board Member

    I graduated from Michigan State University in 1998 with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.  I am a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and published author.  I have worked in Diabetes for nearly 20 years and currently work for Tandem Diabetes Care as a Clinical Diabetes Sales Specialist.  I have been with Tandem since 2012, where I was one of the first 11 clinical representatives that helped launch the t:slim in the United States.  I have a passion for helping those with diabetes, especially children, to live a long, full and healthy life!