The McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation welcomed Ruthanne Sudderth as the newest member to the foundation board of trustees and established the 2022 board leadership for what promises to be a busy year of bringing the highest quality of health care to the region.
Sudderth is the senior vice president of public affairs and communication for the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, where she has worked for more than 13 years leading communications, coverage expansion, vaccination work, and health care workforce development efforts.
“I’m excited to join this amazing group of people who are helping bring the future of health care to our friends, family, and neighbors here in the Lansing area,” Sudderth said. “An investment in the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation is an investment in an organization that has a big impact on the local community, including access and quality of health care as well as the economy. I’m honored to be a part of this movement.”
“Ruthanne’s wealth of experience and knowledge in the health care field will serve as a tremendous asset to the work of the foundation as we move forward into an exciting year of news and advancement in support of McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital,” Stewart said.
The foundation also named its board officers for 2022, who will help spearhead the foundation’s work in supporting McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital as the premier health care provider in the region.
The 2022 officers include:
Chair: Scott S. Stewart of Huntington National Bank.
Chair-elect: Sarah Jennings, CPA, CFE, CAE, of Maner Costerisan.
Secretary: Sara Dolan, CPA, MBA, of Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.
Treasurer: Jessica Fleet, CPA, of Maner Costerisan.
Additional board members include:
Lauren Aitch, Human Base
Sharon Conti, McLaren Greater Lansing, Volunteer Liason
Brenda J. Geoghegan, The Huntington National Bank
Susan Hengesbach, Diversified National Title Agency
Steve Linder, Dustin Road Company, LLC
Melissa Yutzey McKinley, Kelley Cawthorne
Nancy Meddaugh, PhD, McLaren Greater Lansing Volunteers
Jay Peitsch, Chase Investments
Kirk M. Ray, MBA, McLaren Greater Lansing, President & CEO
Rachel Sampson, Smalley Investments
Ralph M. Shaheen, Hospital Board Chair, McLaren Greater Lansing Board of Trustees
Ruthanne Sudderth, MHA, Michigan Health & Hospital Association
Rick Wendorf, PhD
Rafid Yousif, MD, Lansing Institute of Urology
Darin White, Townsquare Media
Edwar Zeineh, Zeineh Law
“I am honored to serve alongside a group of knowledgeable and dedicated board of trustees,” MGLF Vice President Lynn Griffor said. “Their vision and leadership will ensure the MGL Foundation has continued success in supporting the capital, programmatic and educational needs of McLaren Greater Lansing.”
“The opening of the new McLaren Greater Lansing health care campus this spring will ensure the name McLaren remains synonymous with excellence in medical research, education and innovation,” Stewart said. “This board will be instrumental in continuing to provide much-need support for this project and more.”
The $600 million campus, adjacent to Michigan State University between Collins Road and U.S. 127, includes a $253 million hospital with 240 beds, all in private rooms. It also will host a cancer center, an outpatient care center, a health and wellness pavilion, and other facilities supporting health care delivery, education and research. The campus will employ around 1,500 people.
For the full list of board of trustees or to learn more about the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation, visit mglcampaignforcare.com.