Social Innovation Graduate Program: Advisory Council

Grand Valley's Graduate Program in Social Innovation is advised by a committed group of individuals from across industry, non-profit, and government sectors.

Members of the Social Innovation External Advisory Council:

Azfar HussainAdvisory Council Chair
Social Innovation Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of the IRIS Department, Grand Valley State University

Mark SchaubEx Officio
Dean of Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor, Grand Valley State University

Deana Weibel, Ex Officio
Interim Chair of the IRIS Department, Professor of Anthropology and IRIS, Grand Valley State University

Stephanie Adams,
Executive Director, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Eva Alexander,
Executive Director, Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates

Jim Brooks,
Founding Chair & CEO, West Michigan Strategic Alliance

Dana Eardley,
Operations Coordinator, Fulton Street Farmers Market

Alex Forist,
Chief Curator, Grand Rapids Public Museum

Fred Keller,
Founder & Chair, Cascade Engineering

Ryan Kilpatrick,
Executive Director, Housing Next

Liz Le,
Senior Associate Director of College Counseling and Partner Relations, Verto Education

Doug Matthews,
Assistant City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, City of Grand Rapids

Terence Reuben,
Director of Sports Rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital


Upcoming Meetings:

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 4:00 PM