Senior Leadership Team

Dr Loren Hamel Photo

Loren B. Hamel, MD
President, Spectrum Health Lakeland &
Chief Strategy Officer, Spectrum Health 

Vice Presidents


Natalie Baggio

Natalie Baggio, RN, BSN
Vice President Patient Care Services

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Ray Cruse
Vice President Business Strategy & Hospitality Services
& President Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet

Froggatt John WEB

John Froggatt, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs

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

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Lowell Hamel, MD
Sr. Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, SH Lakeland
& Chief Clinical Officer

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Paul Konopacki
Vice President, Finance

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Kenneth O'Neill, MD
Vice President, Clinical Integration

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

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

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Brandi Smith-Gordon
Vice President Philanthropy
& President Lakeland Foundations

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Norma Tirado
Sr. Vice President Human Resources
& SHL Corporate Services


Lynn Todman
Vice President, Health Equity


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Kendall Troyer
Vice President Organizational Excellence & Quality, CQO

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Warren White
Vice President, Physician Practices

Assistant Vice Presidents 


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


Chief Compliance Officer 


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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.

We're Ready for You at Spectrum Health Lakeland

While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in new ways, we want you to know we are here for you.

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.

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