Corewell Health System

Corewell Health Announces New Board Member

GRAND RAPIDS and SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 31, 2023—Corewell Health™ welcomes Danielle “Dani” Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Whirlpool Corporation, as a new board member effective Jan. 1, 2023. She is one of 16 system board members helping guide the organization to achieve its mission and vision.

“We are excited for Dani to join our board and provide advice and guidance on our strategic imperative to transform health,” said Julie Fream, President and CEO, MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers and chair of the Corewell Health Board of Directors

“Dani’s passion for health equity and serving our Michigan communities was very evident in our discussions, and I am confident that her contributions will advance our strategy,” said Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO, Corewell Health. “We are thrilled Dani is joining our board.”

“It is an incredible privilege to join Corewell Health’s board of directors during such an exciting time for the system,” said Brown. “I am excited to work with this excellent team and bring my technology and IT experience to bear to help advance the availability and quality of affordable health services.”

As SVP and CIO at Whirlpool, Brown drives innovation across the Whirlpool family of brands, leading the global IT organization and developing a long-term view of technology’s impact on the business, translating it into a workable global IT strategy. She is widely known as a global technology executive and digital governance leader, having previously served as a senior executive at Brunswick, a boat and marine propulsion manufacturer; and DuPont, a diversified industrial manufacturer in the chemical industry. She received her MBA from Drexel University and MS in information science from Penn State University. In addition, she is certified as a boardroom Qualified Technology Expert and a Six Sigma Black Belt.


About Corewell Health

Corewell Health™ is a not-for-profit health system that provides health care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving more than 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our legacy of outstanding outcomes, innovation, strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. For more information, visit


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