Senior Leadership Team

Dr Loren Hamel Photo

Loren B. Hamel, MD
President, Spectrum Health Lakeland
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Spectrum Health 

Vice Presidents


Natalie Baggio

Natalie Baggio
Vice President, Patient Care Services
& Chief Nursing Executive

Timothy Calhoun
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Ray Cruse
President, Watervliet and Niles Hospitals  
Vice President, Allied Health and Support Services


Froggatt John WEB

John Froggatt, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs

Melinda Gruber

Melinda Gruber, PhD
Vice President, Continued Care Services
President, Caring Circle

Lowell Hamel, MD
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Chief Clinical Officer

kenneth oneil

Kenneth O'Neill, MD
Vice President, Clinical Integration

Mary Ann Pater, JD, RN
Vice President, Legal Counsel & Risk Management

robin sarkar

Robin Sarkar, PhD
Vice President, Information Systems & Chief Information Officer

Brandi Smith-Gordon

Brandi Smith-Gordon
Vice President, Philanthropy

Norma Tirado
Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services

kendall troyer

Kendall Troyer
Vice President, Organizational Excellence
& Quality

Warren White, Jr.
Vice President, Physician Practices

Assistant Vice Presidents 



Debra Johnson, RN, BSN
Assistant Vice President of Love & Respect
& Chief Experience Officer


Chief Compliance Officer 


 chris kuhlmann

Chris Kuhlmann
Chief Compliance & Integrity Officer

Continue Watching

Community Food Network: A Leg Up on Life

After assistance from a Lakeland nurse, Nancey received intervention for a life-threatening condition in the nick of time.

Weathering and Health Inequity: Letting the Epigenome Out of the Bottle Without Losing Sight of the Structural Origins of Population Health

Dr. Geronimus discussed weathering and the ways that structurally rooted biological and psychosocial processes shape health inequities in our society.

Interview with Bechara Choucair, MD: Advancing Health? It's About the Mind, Body, and Community

Dr. Choucair shares how his organization is working to improve conditions for health and equity

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Structural Competency and Institutional Discrimination

Dr. David Williams discusses institutional discrimination, individual discrimination, and structural competency.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Recognizing and Preventing Implicit Bias

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on ways to recognize and prevent implicit bias.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Discrimination and Health Disparities

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on health inequities caused by racial discrimination.

Interview with David Williams, MPH, PhD: Social Influences on Health

Dr. David Williams discusses his research on the distinctive social exposures linked to racial status.

Interview with Patricia Rush, MD, MBA

Dr. Patricia Rush discusses the impact of psychological trauma on the brain and on chronic disease and health inequities.

Lakeland Sets Aside $50 Million to Address Racial Equity and Health Inequities

The Board of Directors of Spectrum Health Lakeland approved an expanded strategy to address racial and ethnic health equity in Southwest Michigan.

COVID-19: Lowell Hamel, MD "The Fight of His Life"

Lowell Hamel, MD, never imagined he would soon be battling for his own life in the fight against COVID-19.

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