Spectrum Health begins 2022 with board transitions

Dr. Angel Hernandez. Courtesy Spectrum Health

A regional health system appointed one incoming board member as three board members completed their terms of service.

Spectrum Health announced Monday, Jan. 3, it appointed Dr. Angel W. Hernandez, division chief of neurosciences at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, to its board of directors.

Outbound members include Steven C. Ender, Ph.D., president emeritus, Grand Rapids Community College; Dr. M. Ashraf Mansour, former vice president and academic chair in the department of surgery at Michigan State University (MSU) and division chief of vascular surgery for Spectrum Health; and Daniel F. Hopp, former senior vice president of corporate affairs and general counsel for Whirlpool.

“I am incredibly grateful for the leadership and service of these individuals who have served Spectrum Health and our communities with passion and purpose in what has been and continues to be an extraordinarily challenging time,” said Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO, Spectrum Health. “During their terms, they oversaw significant growth and innovation as we worked to make health care and coverage more accessible, affordable, equitable and exceptional.”

Hernandez also is a clinical professor of pediatrics and human development at MSU College of Human Medicine and also currently serves as medical director of the Jack H. Miller Magnetoencephalography Center at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, providing noninvasive brain mapping technology for pediatric epilepsy and brain surgery patients.

He also is the head pediatric editor of the National Epilepsy Foundation’s (NEF) epilepsy.com and brings experience serving various committees and professional societies. Other current board service includes chairing the NEF’s professional advisory board and chairing the digital advisory committee of the American Epilepsy Society.

Hernandez received his M.D. from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and completed his residencies in pediatrics at MSU and child neurology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he also completed a fellowship in pediatric epilepsy.

Alongside these transitions, Robert W. Roth, president and CEO of RoMan Manufacturing, Inc., concluded his term as board chair and will continue to serve on the system board as past chair through 2022.

He is succeeded by Sean P. Welsh, regional president, PNC Bank. Welsh joined the board in 2015.

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