School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration

Korrie Ottenwess MPA '03

Research Manager
Community Research Institute, Johnson Center for Philanthropy, GVSU

Korrie Ottenwess Korrie Ottenwess works in the Quality Management Department of Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services. As the former Research Manager for the Community Research Institute at Grand Valley State University, Korrie Ottenwess conducted community-based research and program evaluation for nonprofit and public organizations throughout the community including organizations such as Spectrum Health, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Heart of West Michigan United Way. Mrs. Ottenwess was with the Johnson Center for Philanthropy from 2001 to 2009. Prior to joining the Community Research Institute in 2001, she worked in fundraising at the Public Museum of Grand Rapids and at Aquinas College. She also has spent time working with township planning and zoning and youth programming.

"Before I enrolled in the MPA program, I knew the kind of career I wanted but I didn't have the tools I needed. I now have a job I look forward to going to every day. Courses on topics such as research methods, organizational theory, and advocacy really broadened my knowledge base. At the same time, I took advantage of internships and graduate assistantships to gain practical experience."

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