Tina Freese Decker, FACHE
Tina Freese Decker is president/CEO of Spectrum Health. During her 18 years serving Spectrum Health in various strategic and operational roles, she developed a strong reputation and track record for fostering innovative thinking, forging successful community partnerships and collaborations, executing effective strategy, and inspiring high-performing talent and teams. Since becoming president/CEO, she successfully implemented a new mission, “Improve health, inspire hope and save lives,” and an ambitious vision, “Personalized health made simple, affordable and exceptional.” This foundational strategic work has been instrumental in driving the significant, transformational change necessary for Spectrum Health to innovate and disrupt healthcare and coverage, and to continue reducing health disparities, lowering cost, and improving health and access.
Ms. Decker has earned numerous national and local awards. Recently, she received the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute’s 2020 Edward and Harriet Jones Trailblazer Award. She was also named to Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 2020 “50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” and Modern Healthcare’s 2019 “Top 25 Women Leaders” lists, among other accolades. She devotes significant time and energy to local, state and national organizations and strategic alliances, including an appointment by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as co-chair of the bipartisan Protect Michigan Commission within the Department of Health and Human Services and chair-elect of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Iowa State University and graduated with Master of Health Administration and Master of Industrial Engineering degrees from the University of Iowa. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.