Mike Saldana, Director
Mike serves as the Director of the College of Health Professions Student Services Office. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs Leadership from GVSU. After earning his Master’s Degree, he worked as an academic advisor at Illinois State University. He worked specifically with incoming freshman and undecided students. Upon returning to West Michigan, he fills most of his time watching sports-related programs, being outdoors, and spending time with family.
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Michelle Johnson, Assistant Director
Michelle has served as an academic advisor in the College of Health Professions Student Services Office since 2008. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and graduated from GVSU in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs Leadership. Her higher education career started at Kellogg Community College back in 2002.
Brianne Perez, Senior Academic Advisor
Brianne has served as an academic advisor in the College of Health Professions Student Services Office since 2011. She graduated from GVSU in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs Leadership. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Jennie Glynn, Senior Academic Advisor
Jennie began as an Academic Advisor within the College of Health Professions in December 2016. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions with a minor in Aging & Adult Life from Grand Valley State University in 2012. While a student at GVSU, Jennie worked as a Student Assistant within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Academic Advising Center, where she formed a passion for higher education and academic advising. After graduating, she earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University in 2012. Prior to returning to GVSU, Jennie worked as an Admissions Counselor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In her free time, she enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and spending time outdoors with her family. A West side native, she is excited to be back on campus, and proud to be a Laker for a Lifetime!
Johanna Hossink, Academic Advisor
Before joining the College of Health Professions Student Services Office as an academic advisor, Johanna was a graduate assistant with the Seidman College of Business Undergraduate Advising Office. She completed her Master’s in Education as a part of the College Student Affairs Leadership Program at GVSU in April 2023. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Michigan in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, board games, and spending time with her two cats, Simon and Leo!
Shahnawaz Mohiuddin Jeddy, Graduate Assistant
Shahnawaz Mohiuddin Jeddy works as a Graduate Assistant in the College of Health Professions Student Services Office. She graduated from DY Patil University in India with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering in Information Technology and is now pursuing her Master's degree in Business Administration at GVSU. She loves spending time with her family and friends, listening to music and watching movies!
Valinda Stokes, Advising Program Assistant
Valinda is one of the professional support staff for the College of Health Professions Student Services Office. She also serves as the admissions coordinator for the College of Health Professions Graduate Programs. In her free time, she spends time with her son and daughter, friends and family.
Sunanda Chavalamudi, Graduate Receptionist
Sunanda, our Graduate Student Receptionist at the College of Health Professions, is currently pursuing a master’s in health and bioinformatics. Sunanda is a music aficionado, an avid traveler, and a passionate photographer. She treasures spending time with her friends, adding a rich tapestry of experiences to her vibrant personality.
Ramakrishna Reddy Nalla, Graduate Receptionist
Ramakrishna Reddy Nalla is currently working as a Graduate receptionist at CHS at Grand Valley State University while pursuing a Master's in Applied Computer Science. Previously, he has worked as a full-stack developer for 3 years. Ramakrishna is interested in creating web applications and machine learning models. His hobbies are playing cricket and traveling.
Bhavya Shri Meda, Graduate Receptionist
Bhavya Shri Meda works as a Graduate Student Receptionist in the college of Health Professions.She graduated from Kaloji Narayana Rao (KNR) University of Health Sciences in India with a bachelors in Medicine and bachelors in Surgery and is currently pursuing her master’s in Health & Bioinformatics at GVSU.She loves to paint, spend time outdoors with her friends and watch her favourite shows.