Lakeland Health Foundations recently welcomed the addition of four new board members, including Mike Birkholm and Anna Murphy to Lakeland Health Foundation, Benton Harbor/St. Joseph and Robin Curtis and Lagena Frantz to Lakeland Health Foundation, Niles.
Mike Birkholm is the recently retired President of Darice Inc., the largest full-line crafts distributor in the U.S. based in Cleveland, Ohio. Originally from southwest Michigan, he is a 1969 graduate of Benton Harbor High School and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in American Government.
Robin Curtis is the Vice President of Butler Family Enterprises, a Family Office and Business Management Company located in Niles. She is one of the founding members of the company which formed in 2001. Curtis is also the Vice President of the Leighton-Oare Foundation of South Bend and Founder & CEO of the J. Red Peach Foundation of Niles. She has spent the last six years living in Northern Virginia and has recently returned to the Niles area.
A Dowagiac High School graduate, Lagena Frantz currently serves as the 1st Source Banking Center Manager at the Martin’s Super Market branch in Niles. Since joining 1st Source Bank in 2003, she has led her staff in achieving the Banking Center of the Year award in 2013 and 2014. Previously Frantz ran a towing/repair business with her husband Ric for 13 years.
Anna Murphy has been with United Way of Southwest Michigan for 20 years, becoming president in 2005. She has served on various local boards and is currently on the Executive Committee for the Healthy Berrien Consortium, a member for the Community Benefits Committee of Lakeland Health and a member of the Michigan Association for United Way’s Board.
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The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in Southwest Michigan.
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The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in southwest Michigan.