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As a locally owned and governed health system, Sparrow is proud to have many community leaders as part of our organization. Here you will find the names of members of all Sparrow-related governing bodies.

Sparrow Health System

Iftiker Ahmad, M.D.
Daniel Balice
Jeff Benson
Richard Bruner
David Donovan
James F. Dover, FACHE
Christine Goeschel, ScD, RN
James Hallan
James Herbert
David M. Hunt, Sr.
Mike King
Nancy McKeague
Candace Metcalf, RN, D.O.
John Pirich

Emeritus Board Members

Virginia Atayan *
Wendell Barron
Lawrence Bass
Greg Brogan
James W. Butler, III
MaryLee Davis, PhD
S.P. Fortino, M.D.*
Patrick Gribben*
Frank Guerriero, CLU *
Stephen Guertin, M.D.
Edward Hacker*
Richard Halik, PhD
Blair Holden *
William Hollister
Dolores Hughes*
David Kaufman, D.O.
Curtis Keck
Donald Kuiper, M.D.
Lance Lynch
Jonathan Raven
Maurice Reizen, M.D.
Theda Rudd
Evelyn Scheffel *
Dawn Springer, M.D.
John G. Thodis *
Duane R. Vernon

* deceased

Emeritus Chairs:

Lawrence A. Bass
Gregory Brogan
James W. Butler, III
Richard Bruner
MaryLee Davis, PhD
Lance Lynch

E.W. Sparrow Hospital Association

Blake Ashdown
Patty Barnas
Brittany Bogan
James Croom
Robin DeMuth, M.D.
Myron Freeman
Barbara Given, PhD
Maude Guerin, M.D.
Timothy Hodge, D.O.
Christine Hollister
John Lancour
Corey O'Brien
Paula Reichle
Alan R. Vierling, DNP

Emeritus Board Members

Virginia Atayan *
Wendell Barron
Lawrence Bass
Greg Brogan
James W. Butler, III
MaryLee Davis, PhD
S.P. Fortino, M.D.*
Patrick Gribben*
Frank Guerriero, CLU *
Stephen Guertin, M.D.
Edward Hacker*
Richard Halik, PhD
Blair Holden *
William Hollister
Dolores Hughes*
David Kaufman, D.O.
Curtis Keck
Donald Kuiper, M.D.
Lance Lynch
Jonathan Raven
Maurice Reizen, M.D.
Theda Rudd
Evelyn Scheffel *
Dawn Springer, M.D.
John G. Thodis *
Duane R. Vernon

* deceased

Emeritus Chairs:

Lawrence A. Bass
Gregory Brogan
Barbara Given, RN, PhD
James W. Butler, III
MaryLee Davis, PhD
Lance Lynch

Sparrow Development, Inc. and
East Lansing Athletic Club, Inc. and
MAC Restaurant, L.L.C.

Tom Bres
William Howe
Joseph Ruth
Bob Diamond
Darwin Brewster

Sparrow Foundation Board of Directors

Kris Burak
Patricia Barnas
James Croom
Noel Day
Price Dobernick
James Dover
Deborah Ginsburg
Patrick Gillespie
Lisa Hildorf
William Howe
Jeff Jackson
David Kaufman, DO
Darci Marcum
Patrick McPharlin
Chad Paalman
Debbie Petersmark
Kelly Preston
Michelle Reynaert
Tony Robinson
Joseph Ruth
Timothy Salisbury
Tanisha Sanders
Don Simon
John Truscott
Lakeeya Tucker, D.O.
Ken Theis
Dan Warmels 

Emeritus Board Members

Deb Atkinson
Charles Blockett, Jr.
Dominic Carbone
Daniel Chojnowski
Maeola C. Danielson*
Glenn Granger
Judith Herbert
C. Richard Herrold
Annie Holmes
Carol Horowitz
Richard Iding
Ron Mason*
Nancy McKeague
John Pirich
Ron Simon
Clarence Underwood

* deceased

Physicians Health Plan/Physicians Health Network/
PHP Service Company/PHP Insurance Company

Iftiker Ahmad, M.D.
John Ayania, M.D.
Keith Dickey
James Dover
Douglas Edema, M.D.
Timothy Peterson, M.D.
Paula Reichle

Sparrow Specialty Hospital

Kristy Beckholt, M.D.
Amy Brown
Carol Conn
Michael Flintoff
Ira Ginsburg
Deborah Hollis
Lou Little
Jeanne Rutledge
Bruce Shively
Spencer Simmons
Mary Smania

Community Care Board

Tony Baltimore
Darwin Brewster
Kira Carter-Robertson
William Gifford, M.D.
Richard Iding
R. Sam Larson
Elaine Pogoncheff
Bruce Shively
George Smith, M.D.
Raj Weiner

Emeritus:

Jack Bates*

*deceased

Sparrow Women's Hospital Association

Deborah Allen
Tracey Barnes
Marian Brooks Bryant
Cheryl Fritze
Deborah Ginsburg
Cynthia Harrington
Diana Henthorne-Stoddard
Christine Hollister
Linda Kahler
Ann Marie Kauffold
Beverly Knox-Pipers
Christine Richardson-Beagle
Sue Safir
Fran Sklapsky
Kathleen Soltow
Gina Spencer
Laura Stearns 
Cheryl Underwood
Linda Woodrow

Sparrow Clinton Hospital Association

Dr. Christopher Beal
Craig Bishop
Mark Brisboe
Kimberly Brzozowski
Kira Carter-Robertson
Joel Conn
Daniel Coss
Beth Daugherty
Tom French
Greg Holzhei, D.O.
Curtis Keck
Amy Palus 
B.P. Rajesh, M.D.

Emeritus

Craig Bishop
William Brewbaker
Curtis Keck
David Hunt, Sr.
John Lancour
Paul D. Minnick, D.O.

Sparrow Ionia Hospital Board of Directors

Kira Carter-Robertson
John Davids
Tom Dickinson
Jason Eppler
Bill Howe
Ronald Hyde, D.O.
Beth Jungel
Elle Lehman 
Sharon Page 
Sandra Pearson
Linda Reetz

Emeritus

Dan Balice

Sparrow Carson Hospital Board of Directors

Russell Anderson, D.O.
Mark Brisboe
Kira Carter-Robertson
Chris Copp
Rick Coy
David Freestone, M.D.
Daniyel McAlvey
Gary Reetz
Paula Reichle
Richard Schroeder
Jean Southward
Carol Priebe Wiles
Brent Wilson

Emeritus

Rex Rimmel, D.O.
Emmett Binkert, D.O.*

*deceased

Sparrow Eaton Hospital Board of Directors

Kim Capps
Kira Carter-Robertson
Frederick Darin, O.D.
Edward Dobbs
James Dover
Charles Grundstrom
Sharon Kubica
Tony Marl, D.O.
Leonore Pray
John Sauchak, D.O.
​Denise Wheaton
Harper Wildern, O.D.

Sparrow Care Network Board of Managers

Cynthia Buchweitz, M.D.
Joseph Bustamante, D.O.
Linda Chermak, M.D.
Douglas A. Edema, M.D.
Peter Graham, M.D.
Melissa Halvorson, M.D.
Greg Holzhei, D.O.
Peter Janick, M.D.
Heidi Johnson D.O.
Lucas Julien, M.D.
William Peterson, M.D.
Paula Reichle
Joseph Ruth