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Health system names board members

December 21, 2015
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Chuck Frayer
Charles "Chuck" Frayer. Courtesy Mercy Health

A health care system has added five new board members to its regional governance board.

The new Mercy Health board members, who will begin their terms on Jan. 1, join the board’s original eight members, all of whom were reappointed.

Mercy Health regional governance board members serve staggered terms and can be reaffirmed following the conclusion of their respective terms.

The regional governance board was created 18 months ago. Mercy Health also has two local boards, located in Grand Rapids and Muskegon, which oversee their respective areas.

Mercy Health’s regional governance board members represent a wide range of businesses, higher educational systems, belief systems and walks of life.

They are responsible for “providing a global perspective” for how the health system can fulfill its mission.

“While considering board members, we wanted to ensure that the board reflects the widespread geographical area of the communities we serve, where our patients live and work," said Roger Spoelman, president and CEO of Mercy Health.

New board members

All board members’ terms are effective through Dec. 31 of the year they finish.

Jose Infante, senior vice president, Independent Bank, term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Jean Nagelkerk, Ph.D., vice provost for health, Grand Valley State University, 2016

Stephen Zonca, M.D., physician, plastic and reconstructive surgery, Muskegon Surgical Associates PC, 2017

Canetta Reid, J.D., vice president, human resources, Meijer, 2016

Dale Nesbary, president and CEO, Muskegon Community College, 2018

Reaffirmed board members

Charles (Chuck) Frayer, reappointed board chair, office managing partner, Crowe Horwath, 2016

Kenneth Sikkema, reappointed board vice chair, senior policy fellow, Public Sector Consultants, 2017

Michael Gluhanich, retired president from Geerpres Inc., 2016

Sister LuAnn Hannasch, Sisters of Mercy, 2016

Camille Jourden-Mark, vice president and general manager, Michigan’s Adventure, 2018

Sister Mary Persico, executive vice president, mission integration, Trinity Health, 2017

Terry Wright, M.D., family physician, Family Medicine Specialists, 2018

Roger Spoelman, president and CEO, Mercy Health

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