Pronouns: she, her, hers
Jan is delighted to rejoin the Room for All board as the secretary after several years away. Jan is based in Grand Rapids, MI where she works as a research specialist. She is a graduate of Hope College and has her Masters in Public Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She has previously managed two small nonprofit agencies and has done significant work relating to HIV-positive populations in D.C. and West Michigan. She has also served as an Elder at Central Reformed Church, Grand Rapids. Her commitment to advocacy and empowering marginalized communities is a core life value that has greatly informed her work.
She and her late husband, Brian, have two adult children on the East Coast.