Board of Directors

A unique aspect of a Federally Qualified Health Center is that it must be governed by a community board composed of a majority (51% or more) of health center patients who represent the population served. The Cherry Health Governing Board of Directors define and preserve the mission of the organization, while serving as the voice of the community.

Back row, from left to right: Scott Alfree, Angela Vander Hulst, David Smith, Marshall Suttles (former board member), Hal Overly, Allen Ten Hoor, Richard Stevens, R. Paul Clodfelder, S. Russ Kinyon (former board member), Kimberly Lavender

Front row, from left to right: Doretha Copeland (former board member), Maggie McGuinness, Melissa LaGrand, Carol Dickinson, Allison Swets, Carolyn Avery, Jan English, Ziyadah Shakir

Absent: Teresa Hendricks-Pitsch, Francena Purchase-Owens, Rachael Pardon, Elizabeth Triezenberg, Michael Wood, Barbara Wybrecht

2018-19 Cherry Health Governing Board of Directors

David Smith, President
The Employers’ Association
Francena Purchase-Owens*
Scott Alfree, Vice President
Varnum LLP
Rachael Pardon*
Melissa LaGrand*, Treasurer
Ziyadah Shakir
Retired State of Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services
Maggie McGuinness*, Secretary
Richard Stevens
Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Hal Overly*, Director-at-Large
Retired Accountant
Allison Swets
Registered Nurse, Medical Student
Carolyn Avery, Past President
Retired Administrator
Allen Ten Hoor
Retired Corporate Executive
R. Paul Clodfelder
Retired Physician, Cherry Health (1995 – 2008)
Elizabeth Triezenberg*
Carol Dickinson*
Homemaker, Tutor, Custodian
Angela Vander Hulst*
Michigan ERN
Jan English*
Retired Communications Manager
Michael Wood
Retired Health Care Administrator
Teresa Hendricks-Pitsch
Migrant Legal Aid Director
Barbara Wybrecht*
Retired Pediatric and Public Health Nurse
Kimberly Lavender*
Kimberly B. Lavender, LLC

*Denotes patient representative