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Spectrum Health Announces Board Member Transitions

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 11, 2021 – Spectrum Health welcomes two new incoming board members to the Spectrum Health System Board of Directors and thanks three board members for their many years of service as their terms come to an end. This transition occurred with the new year.

Those ending their terms include Richard M. (Dick) DeVos Jr., president, The Windquest Group, who is past chair of the board and a board member since 2010; Michelle L. Van Dyke, president & CEO, Heart of West Michigan United Way, a board member since 2011; and Mehmood A. Khan, MD, CEO, Life Biosciences Inc., a board member since 2017.

“I am incredibly grateful for the leadership and service of these three individuals, who provided invaluable guidance through a period of significant growth and transformation at Spectrum Health and in our industry,” said Spectrum Health President & CEO Tina Freese Decker. “They have given much to our organization and to the community.”

Joining the board in 2021 will be Doug DeVos, co-chair, Amway Board of Directors, and Philomena V. Mantella, PhD, president, Grand Valley State University (GVSU).

Doug DeVos previously served as president of Amway for more than 16 years. He also chairs the Executive Committee for the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and is involved in numerous Michigan business and civic organizations, including the Business Leaders for Michigan, West Michigan Policy Forum, and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. He is actively involved in Stand Together, where he serves as Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Society.

Dr. Mantella is considered one of higher education’s leading entrepreneurs. She is a recognized leader in strategic planning, market expansion and innovation in the way education is delivered. Prior to becoming the fifth president of GVSU, she spent 18 years at Northeastern University as senior vice president of enrollment and student life and the chief executive officer of the Lifelong Learning Network.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

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Email: timothy.hawkins@spectrumhealth.org