Meet the Team


McKenzie Hollern, Event Coordinator

McKenzie is a graduate of Western Michigan University where she earned a degree in public relations and a minor in sociology. She is excited to work with a mission driven organization like Van Andel Institute (VAI). McKenzie will work as an event coordinator with Purple Community and bring people together to help directly fund ground breaking research at VAI. She will use her personality, organization, and compassion to create and assist with events. She has seen firsthand how a cancer diagnosis can affect loved ones and is passionate about the work that she is doing with Van Andel Institute’s Purple Community.

Contact McKenzie at or 616.234.5598.