Alumni News & Updates

Congratulations to all of our MPH graduates, and special congrats to those now using their MPH degree in the workplace, professional organizations, volunteering, or as they continue with their education. We are excited to share some of the many ways our MPH graduates are contributing to the field of public health!

If you are a GVSU Master of Public Health Alumna/Alumnus, we would like to include your updates on this page and in future eMPHasis issues! Please send your news to: or use the Career Updates Form.

Albright, Daniel (2015) - Departmental Analyst; Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. (Lansing, MI)

Bardel, Rhiannon (2017) - Public Health Educator II; Montgomery County Health Department (Troy, NC)

Bialowicz, Jon (2016) - Public Health Sanitarian Technician; Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services. (Pontiac, MI)

Bode, Bree (2015) - Director of Programs; Roosevelt park Ministries. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Brewer, Hailey (2016) - Emergency Preparedness Coordinator; Mid-Michigan District Health Department. (Stanton, MI)

Brummel, Maris (2017) - Research Fellow; The Johnson Center at GVSU. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Buczkowski, Erik (2015) - Research Assistant for Quality Improvement and Accreditation; Michigan Public Health Institute.

Bytwerk, Amber (2017) - Health Education Consultant; KISD. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Clark, Isaac (2017) - Project Assistant; Michigan Public Health Institute. (Okemos, MI). Isaac is working with a state-level adolescent substance abuse prevention program and an FDA surveillance project related to cigarette purchases by minors.

Curtis, Kirsten (2015) - Quality Improvement Team Lead; Meridian Health Plan. (Detroit, MI)

DeCamp, Katelin (2016) - ReShape Coordinator and Referral Specialist; Gastroenterology Associates of Western Michigan. (Wyoming, MI)

Garcia, Mic (2016) - Provider Performance Specialist; Priority Health. (Grand Rapids, MI). Mic is a member of the GVSU MPH Advisory Board.

Gero, Angelina (2015) - Provider Network Development Representative; Meridian Health Plan. (Detroit, MI)

Gritters, Danielle (2015) - Epidemiologist; Spectrum Health. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Grove, Matthew (2015) - Research Informatics Program Manager; University of Kansas Medical Center. (Kansas City, KS)

Guzman Garcia, Val (2016) - Patient Services Manager; Grand Valley State University. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Hamilton, Samantha (2016) - Care Coordinator; Meridian Health Plan. (Detroit, MI)

Heller, Ashley (2015) - Infection Preventionist; Henry Ford Allegiance Health. (Jackson, MI)

Houdeshell, Laura (2015) - Quality Improvement Project Manager; Institute for Health Policy at MSU. (East Lansing, MI)

Hurden, Isabel (2016) - Pediatric Genomics Epidemiologist; MDHHS/ MPHI. (Lansing, MI)

Johnson, Stephanie (2017) - Health Information Technology Specialist; Michigan Public Health Institute. (Okemos, MI)

Jones, Christopher (2017) - MS Navigator; National MS Society. (Denver, CO)

Kampenga, Kristin (2016) - Masters Candidate - Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies; Lincoln Memorial University. (Harrogate, TN)

Killinger, Alicia (2015) - Community Care Coordination Operational Team Lead; Meridian Health Plan. (Chicago, IL)

Lawton, Jordyn (2017) - Community Outreach Representative; Meridian Health Plan. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Lee, Amber (2016) - Infection Preventionist; UC Health. (Longmont, CO)

Lutz, Amanda (2016) - Emergency Preparedness Specialist; Spectrum Health.

(Mahoney) Ludington, Chelsea (2016) - Adjunct Professor; Lincoln Memorial University. (Harrogate, TN); Infection Control Epidemiologist; Johns Hopkins Hospital. (Baltimore, MD)

Mason, Kendra (2016) - Medical Services Specialist; Michigan Blood. (Grand Rapids, MI)

McCollum, Kasey (2016) - Doctoral Candidate; Wayne State University School of Medicine. (Detroit, MI)

Meitz, Melissa (2017) - Senior Product Manager; Priority Health. (Grand Rapids, MI). Melissa also sits on the Michigan Public Health Association Board.

Minor, Ida-Sheree (2016) - Patient Service Coordinator; Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Moloney, Katie (2015) - WIC Program Community Planner; District Health Department #10 (Hart, MI). 

McCollum, Kasey (2016) - Doctoral Candidate; Wayne State University School of Medicine. (Detroit, MI)

Nota, Sarah (2016) - Program Evaluation Specialist; University of Michigan. (Ann Arbor, MI)

Peterson, Kelsey (2015) - Manager, Patient Safety & Quality; Michigan Health & Hospital Association. (Okemos, MI)

(Read) Vang, Kristyn (2017) - Disease Intervention Specialist; Arkansas Dept. of Health. (Little Rock, AR)

Rykse, Monica (2015) - AHA Training Center Coordinator; Spectrum Health Hospitals. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Sagorski, Ryan (2015) - Clinical Research Coordinator; Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, MI)

Salisbury, Andrew (2017) - Sanitarian, Kent County Health Department. (Grand Rapids, MI)

(Sarles) Neumayer, Heidi (2016) - Health Disparities Epidemiologist; Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. (Lansing, MI)

Smith, Abigail (2017) - Training Coordinator; UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. (CA)

Spiker, Brent (2016) - Healthcare Data Analyst; MPRO. (Farmington Hills, MI)

Spiker, Bryce (2017) -  Legionellosis Epidemiologist; Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (contracted through Michigan Public Health Institute). (Lansing, MI)

(Stankey) Cogswell, Megan (2015) - Simulation Center Specialist; Grand Valley State University. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Steponski, Ashley (2017) - Phlebotomist, Spectrum Health Hospitals. (Grand Rapids, MI)

Sunday, Rachel (2016) - Clinical Supervisor; North Ottawa Medical Group. (Muskegon, MI)

(Talen) Felder, Kara (2016) - Community Prevention Specialist; Barry County Community Mental Health Authority. (Hastings, MI)

VanDam, Isaac (2016) - MD candidate; Wayne State University School of Medicine. (Detroit, MI)

Wandschneider, Brad (2015) - Outreach Analyst focusing on disease management; Meridian Health Plan (Detroit, MI)

Warfield, Tempest (2015) - HIV Prevention Program Manager; The Grand Rapids Red Project. (Grand Rapids, MI). Tempest is also serving as a Michigan HIV/AIDS Council Member.

Wegner, Lisa (2016) - Community Health Promotion Specialist, Barry-Eaton District Health Department. (MI)

White, Catherine (2016) - Health and Wellness Engagement; Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI. (Detroit, MI)

(Whitworth) Franks, Catherine (2015) - Data Analyst; Calhoun County Public Health Department. (Battle Creek, MI)

Wiltshire, Lauren (2016) - Program Coordinator II; National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. (Grand Rapids, MI)

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