Tina Freese Decker
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Trustee

June 3, 2019 through Present

Tina Freese Decker is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Health, a $6.5 billion, nationally recognized health system that includes a medical group, health insurance and hospitals. Tina is focused on growth, innovation and strengthening community partnerships to best address health disparities and health improvement goals across the state of Michigan. Driven by her passion and empathy to improve health and make access easier for all, she has been instrumental in restructuring Spectrum Health into the expansive integrated health system it is today.

Tina is an engaged member in the community, actively focused on health, wellness and education opportunities for generations to come. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, The Right Place, Fifth Third Bank Western Michigan, Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Michigan State University and Spectrum Health Alliance, Economic Club of Grand Rapids and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. She was formerly the Michigan and NW Ohio Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Iowa State University and graduated with a Master of Health Administration and Master of Industrial Engineering from University of Iowa. Tina resides in Grand Rapids and is a mother of two wonderful children with her husband Jay.

On October 17, 2017, Spectrum Health celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Betty Ford Breast Care Services. In attendance and honoring and continuing Betty Ford’s legacy were (l-r) Spectrum Health Chief of Oncology, Judy Smith MD, Susan Ford Bales, Michigan State Representative Winnie Brinks, Michigan Senator Peter MacGregor, and Spectrum Health Chief Operating Officer Tina Freese Decker. (Photo Courtesy of Spectrum Health)

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