After a year’s delay due to the pandemic, members of the 2019-2020 class of the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship completed their work and participated in a graduation ceremony. Thirteen fellows graduated from the nine-month program that focuses on enhancing board member knowledge, skills and value.
With the July 29 graduation of this class, there are more than 185 alumni fellows in Michigan hospitals working to move their boards from simply effective to exceptional. The 2019-2020 graduates include (left to right) James Liggins Jr., Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo; Marilyn Beverley, Munising Memorial Hospital; Richard Helppie, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea/U of M Joint Health Venture; Anne Murphy, Gift of Life Michigan, Ann Arbor; Rhonda Wisenbaugh, Scheurer Health, Pigeon; Jason Lindauer, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea; Robert Heitmeier, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, Grand Rapids; James Blanchard, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, Manistique; John Bueno, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac; John Kill, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital; Eric Ferguson, MD, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor; Srinivas Janardan, MD, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s; and Cynthia Springer, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Congratulations graduates!
The 2021-2022 fellowship class begins in October. For information about MHA trustee resources or the Excellence in Governance Fellowship, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.