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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 System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan with more than 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $550 million in community benefit in calendar year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $37 million in philanthropy to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

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