Board of Directors

We're a not-for-profit health care system governed by a regional board of directors who serve voluntarily. Their vision and leadership are a driving force behind our services and achievements.


Barbara L. James, Chairperson

Managing Member – James & Springgate, PLC
Board member since 2000


Donald R. Parfet, Vice Chair

Managing Director – Apjohn Group, LLC
Board member since 1986


Geoffrey A. Wardwell, MD, Secretary

Retired – Kalamazoo Radiology, P.C.
Board member since 2000


La June Montgomery Tabron, Treasurer

Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer – W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Board member since 2011


Frank J. Sardone, President

President & CEO - Bronson Healthcare Group, Inc.
Board member since 1996


Mark B. Atkinson, MD, Chief of Staff

Bronson Methodist Hospital
Board member since 2010


Randall W. Eberts, PhD, Director

Executive Director – W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Board member since 1999


Scott C. Gibson, MD, Director

Emergency Medicine Physician  – Southwestern Michigan Emergency Services, P.C.
Board member since 2006


James E. Greene, Jr., Director

Retired – Pharmacia Corporation
Board member since 1999


James S. Gunderson, Director

Retired – Unisource Packaging Systems
Board member since 1991


Brenda Hunt, Director

President & CEO – Battle Creek Community Foundation
Board member since 2011


William D. Johnston, Director

President, Director & CEO – Greenleaf Companies
Board member since 2009


Mahesh C. Karamchandani, MD, Director

Surgeon – Colon & Rectal Surgery Center, P.C.
Board member since 2011


Nelson Karre, Director

Attorney – Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C.
Board member since 2011


Steven Lins, MD, Director

Anesthesiologist – Bronson Battle Creek Hospital
Board member since 2011


Neil Nyberg, Director

Retired – Kellogg Company
Board member since 2011


William C. Richardson, PhD, Director

Retired President & CEO – W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Board member since 2008


Bernard A. Roehr, MD, Past Chief of Staff

Bronson Methodist Hospital
Board member since 2008


Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, PhD, Director

President – Kalamazoo College
Board member since 2006


Charles L. Zeller, Jr., MD, Director

Emergency Medicine Physician & Past President – Southwestern Michigan Emergency Services, P.C.
Board member since 1986

Aaron Lane-Davies, MD, Non-Voting Guest

Vice Chief of Staff – Bronson Methodist Hospital
Board member since 2012

 




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