Meet the Co-Advocates

What is a Co-Advocate?
A Co-Advocate is a role specific to GVSU. Co-Advocates at Grand Valley are professional staff members or faculty that participate in ongoing training to work closely with the Victim Advocate in order to provide additional non-judgmental, confidential support to survivors of gender-based violence. The Co-Advocates on campus have full-time positions elsewhere and spend some of their time working with individuals in this capacity. Co-Advocates are specially trained to help students navigate options and services on campus and in the community.  

The Co-Advocates work closely with the Victim Advocate

alli metz

Alli Metz (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Associate Professor, Theatre
Office Address: 2761E The Haas Center for Performing Arts
Phone: 616-331-8180
Email: m[email protected]

To meet with Alli, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

anna obi

Anna Obi (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: MSW Graduate Assistant, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center
Phone: (616)-331-2748
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Anna, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Amanda Rainey

Amanda Rainey (she/her/hers)

**On maternity leave until November 2022**

Full-Time Position: User Experience/Learning Manager
Office Address: Art Gallery Support Facility
Phone: (616) 331-8104
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Amanda, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

amy campbell

Amy Campbell (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Associate Director, Recreation & Wellness
Office Address: D135 Recreation Center
Phone: 616-331-3974
Email: c[email protected]

To meet with Amy, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Ben Witt

Ben Witt (he/him/his)

Full-Time Position: Director, Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution 
Office Address: 202 Student Services Building
Phone: (616)-331-3585
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Ben, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

DL McKinney

DL McKinney (they/them/theirs)

Full-Time Position: Director, Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center
Office Address: 1161 Kirkhof Center
Phone: (616)-331-2539
Email: [email protected]

To meet with DL, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

emily first

Emily First (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Assistant Dean of Students, Dean of Students Office
Office Address: 202 Student Services Building
Phone: (616)-331-3585
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Emily, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Finn Marcks

Finn Marcks (he/him, they/them)

Full-Time Position: Program Assistant, Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center
Office Address: 1161 Kirkhof Center
Phone: (616)-331-2530
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Finn, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Jessica Jennrich (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Director & Social Justice Project Specialist, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center
Phone: (616)-331-2748
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Jessica, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Joey hulst

Joey Hulst (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Center Assistant, Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center
Office Address: 1161 Kirkhof Center
Phone: (616)-331-2530
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Joey, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

katie jourdan

Katie Jourdan (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Assistant Director (Student Wellness), Recreation & Wellness
Office Address: D135 Recreation Center
Phone: (616)-331-9396
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Katie, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Katie perschbacher

Katie Perschbacher (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Dean of Students Office
Office Address: 202 Student Services Building
Phone: (616)-331-3585
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Katie, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Kellie

Kellie Pnacek-Carter (She/Her/Hers)

Full-Time Position: Assistant Director, Event Services
Office Address: 1110 Kirkhof Center
Phone: (616) 331-2350
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Kellie, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Lariesha Lee

Lariesha Lee (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Assistant Director, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center
Phone: (616)-331-2748
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Lariesha, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

Leah Short

Leah Short (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Violence Prevention & Education Coordinator, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center
Phone: (616)-331-2748
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Leah, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

liz chase

Liz Chase (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Senior Success Coach, Student Academic Success Center
Office Address: 200 Student Services Building
Phone: (616)-331-3588
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Liz, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

michelle renaud

Michelle Renaud (she/her, they/them)

Full-Time Position: Living Center Director, Housing & Residence Life
Office Address: Kirkpatrick 102
Phone: (616)-331-2155
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Michelle, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

reagan woodward

Reagan Woodward (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: MSW Intern, Center for Women and Gender Equity
Office Address: 1201 Kirkhof Center
Phone: (616)-331-2748
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Reagan, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

thalia guerra flores

Thalia Guerra-Flores

Full-Time Position: Assistant Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
Office Address: 1240 Kirkhof Center
Phone: (616)-331-2177
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Thalia, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

toni szot snyder

Toni Szot-Snyder (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Fitness & Wellness Program Coordinator
Office Address: D001 Recreation Wellness
Phone: (616)-331-1732
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Toni, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 

tonisha jones

Tonisha Jones (she/her/hers)

Full-Time Position: Associate Professor, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies
Office Address: 269 C-DeVos
Phone: (616)-331-7187
Email: [email protected]

To meet with Tonisha, click above to send an email or call and request a private appointment. 



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