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Health Forum of West Michigan - Update on Human Trafficking

Date and Time

Friday, November 2, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


  • Richard M. DeVos Center - Loosemore Auditorium


Panelists will provide varying professional perspectives on the issues we are currently facing in relation to human trafficking.  The audience has the opportunity to engage in a Q & A session following the presentations.

Location: Loosemore Auditorium - Richard M. DeVos Center, 401 West Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI  49504



Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University


Joy Washburn, EdD, RN, WHNP-BC
Kirkhof College of Nursing
Grand Valley State University


Nikeidra Battle-DeBarge, BS
Project Coordinator, Manasseh Program
Wedgwood Christian Services

Detective Jeff Bouma
Grand Rapids Police Department

Kelly Carter, JD
Assistant Attorney General
State of Michigan

Ruth Rondon
Author, Human Trafficking Survivor

The Health Forum of West Michigan is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Health and Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center at Grand Valley State University and is scheduled on the first Friday of each month during the academic year.  The forums are coordinated under the collaborative leadership of our community partners with sponsorship provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

The purpose of the Health Forum is to offer a venue for open discussion on health topics pertinent to the well-being of the community.

Parking for the event is available in the Seward Parking Ramp/Lot with entrances located on either Fulton Street or Lake Michigan Drive/Pearl Street.

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All Health Forum of West Michigan events are free and open to the public.

RSVP for this event




Diane Dykstra at or 616-331-5876.



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