Advisory Board Members

Matt Feeback, PhD

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Current Position: Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Exercise Science at GVSU

Office Address: KHS 4425

Phone: (616) 331-9376

Email: [email protected]

  • B.S. Exercise Science/Exercise Specialist Concentration, Kent State University
  • M.S. Exercise Science/Adult Fitness, University of Akron
  • Ph.D. Exercise Physiology, Kent State University

Amy Campbell


Current Position: Associate Director, Recreation & Wellness, GVSU

  • Grand Valley State University
  • 1 Campus Drive, D141 Recreation Center, Allendale, MI 49401. 
  • Phone: 616-331-3974 email: [email protected]

Education: BS,  Health & Physical Education and MEd., College Student Affairs Leadership 

Certifications: ACE Health Coach, NSCA-CPT, Mad Dogg SPINNING Instructor, YogaFit level 1, TRX, American Red Cross Instructor and CPR & FA certified


Lindsey DesArmo

Current Position: Interim Director for Talent Management, GVSU Human Resources

1 Campus Drive
1090 JHZ
Allendale, MI 49503


Education:  MPA, BA Psychology

Certifications: ACSM CPT


Holly Severance, BS



Current Position: Health & Wellbeing Manager at Shape Corporation

Education: BS, Exercise Science (Clinical Exercise Science emphasis) from GVSU

Certifications: Health Coaching, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Holly Severance is the Health & Wellbeing Manager at Shape Corporation based in Grand Haven, MI.  She leads the company’s global benefits strategy and wellbeing initiatives as well as spearheads the development and implementation of the in-house total wellbeing programming for employees and their families.  She resides in Grand Haven, MI with her husband, 4 year old son, Bo and 2 year old daughter, Parker.  

Lynn Draigh, MA


Current Position: Tranzform Fitness Internship Director; The Big Give Director (non-profit)

Elite Fitness Group, 1309 S. Beacon Blvd, Grand Haven MI 49417

Certifications: Personal trainer, Lifestyle/Wellness Coaching, Les Mills CX Worx instructor, First Aid/CPR Instructor, Functional Mobility Specialist and others.

I have had many amazing opportunities in my career in health & wellness – from cardiac rehab & training cancer survivors to strength coaching collegiate athletes and everything in between.  It has been a pleasure and a great opportunity for growth to be able to help so many kinds of people, in so many different environments (several YMCA locations, cardiac rehab clinic, MSU, Aquinas, Amway, Priority Health, Spectrum Health, Tranzform Custom Fitness Solutions, Michigan Athletic Club, and more).  At the root of it all is helping people be their best confident and healthy self, in that moment, and finding a way for them to have fun doing it.

Dan Brown, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F


Current Position: Health and Fitness Center Manager – Insight Health and Fitness

Insight Health and Fitness Center, 4500 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48507

Education: Masters of Applied Exercise Science (Concordia University of Chicago), Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science, Grand Valley State University)

Certifications: CSCS, TSAC-F

Previously served as the Director of Sports Performance for Athletic Republic Shelby-Commerce (2021 – 2023) and RedLine Athletics Farmington (2019-2021). Have worked in professional baseball with the Tampa Bay Rays and volunteered with the Detroit Red Wings (through Dr. Sherman and GVSU).


Chris Burdis, PT, DPT


Current Position: Clinic Director/Physical Therapist at i'Move

890 Washington Ave, Suite 130A
Holland, MI 49423

P: 616.994.8136


  • DPT, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (GVSU),
  • BS, Exercise science (GVSU)

Lisa Sawyer, MS


Current Position: Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Corewell Health

2902 Bradford Street, lower level 

Grand Rapids, MI 49546 


Education: MS, Exercise Science (Northern Illinois University), BS, Exercise Science (Western Michigan University)

Certifications: ACSM CEP, Wellcoaches Health and Wellbeing Coach Certification

Lisa Sawyer a clinical exercise physiologist for Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at Corewell Health.  Her certification as a Certified Exercise Specialist is with the American College of Sports Medicine.  She also has her health and wellbeing coaching certification with Wellcoaches.  She has worked in cardiology and cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation for over 20 years in Chicago and Grand Rapids

Derek Rietman, CPT, CAFS, FAFS, PN-level 1

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Current Position: Director of Fitness & Sports Performance

  • I’move, 18000 Cove st. suite 202, Spring Lake, 49456, MI
  • Phone: 616-612-3626   

Education: BS in Exercise Science from GVSU; MS in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University of Chicago

Certifications: CPT, CAFS, FAFS, PN-level 1

Derek graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Upon graduating, he became a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the American College of Sports Medicine, and completed a Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) through the Gray Institute. More recently Derek has continued his studies by completing a Fellowship in Applied Functional Science (FAFS) through the Gray Institute, become a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, and completed a master’s degree in Exercise Science. Derek routinely works with people of all ages including high school athletes, collegiate teams, adults, and senior populations. In describing what he likes about his job, he states, “I enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities helping them move and perform to the best of their abilities!”

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