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Henry Ford Allegiance Health Welcomes New Board Members

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Henry Ford Allegiance Health Welcomes New Board Members


JACKSON – (January 13, 2021) Henry Ford Allegiance Health begins 2021 with changes to the composition of its Board of Trustees, which include welcoming the first female Board Chair in the organization’s century-long history.

On January 1, American 1 Credit Union President/CEO Martha Fuerstenau assumed the role of Board Chair. She has served on the Henry Ford Health System Quality Committee. Currently, Fuerstenau serves on the board of the Economic Development Corporation of Jackson County and is treasurer/secretary for the Enterprise Group board. Fuerstenau replaces outgoing chair Tim Levy. Levy served as Board Chair from 2018 to 2020 and is the President of Industrial Steel Treating.

“We are grateful for Tim’s dedication and passion for improving the health of our community,” said Fuerstenau. “Among many other notable achievements, Tim’s leadership guided us through the affiliation process with Henry Ford Health System and the selection process for a new president and CEO.”

In addition, Aaron Boatin becomes the Board Vice Chair. He is the President of Ambs Call Center, headquartered in Jackson.
Boatin currently serves on the Jackson Catholic Schools board and has also served on Henry Ford Allegiance Health’s Foundation Board and the Quality Committee for Henry Ford Allegiance Health and for Henry Ford Health System.


A total of six trustees were succeeded after completing the full length of their terms in service to the local health system. We want to extend gratitude to our outgoing Board trustees: Joel Bender, MD; David Halsey, MD; Sandra Kilian, MD; Tim Levy, John Nally and Steve Rick, for their deep dedication to ensuring excellent health care is accessible throughout the communities we serve,” said Henry Ford Allegiance Health President and CEO Paula Autry.

Incoming members of the 2021 Board of Trustees:

  • David Craft, Executive Vice President, The Craft Agency, Inc.
  • Mumtaz Memon, MD, Henry Ford Allegiance Cardiology
  • Monica Moser, President/CEO, Jackson Community Foundation
  • Lawrence Narkiewicz, MD, Henry Ford Allegiance General Surgery
  • Chrissy Siders, President/CEO, TRUE Community Credit Union
  • Phil Sponsler, President, Orbitform

Henry Ford Allegiance Health also welcomes new Governance members:

  • Sheila Patterson, Supervisor, Consumers Energy Request Management Center
  • Dr. Daniel Phelan, President & CEO, Jackson College
  • Catherine Reynolds, Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Consumers Energy
  • Renell Weathers, Community Engagement Director, Michigan League for Public Policy


About Henry Ford Allegiance Health
Henry Ford Allegiance Health (HFAH) is a 475-bed health system in Jackson, Michigan. HFAH complements traditional acute care services with primary and community-based to support patients across the health continuum at every stage of life. With its Level II Trauma Center, Henry Ford Allegiance Health provides comprehensive care for severely injured patients. As a teaching hospital, Henry Ford Allegiance Health continually looks to the future with its Center for Health Innovation & Education and Graduate Medical Education program. Through its Health Improvement Organization (HIO), HFAH is also a national leader in forming community partnerships that innovatively address wellness and prevention needs across the region. Visit to learn more.

About Henry Ford Health System
Founded in 1915 by Henry Ford himself, Henry Ford Health System is a non-profit, integrated health system committed to improving people’s lives through excellence in the science and art of healthcare and healing. Henry Ford Health System includes six hospitals including Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit; Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals; Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital; Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital; Henry Ford Allegiance in Jackson, MI; and Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital – an inpatient psychiatric hospital.

Henry Ford Health System also includes Henry Ford Medical Group: Henry Ford Physician Network; more than 250 outpatient facilities; Henry Ford Pharmacy; Henry Ford OptimEyes; and other healthcare services. Our not-for-profit health plan, Health Alliance Plan – HAP – provides health coverage for more than 540,000 people.

As one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, Henry Ford Health System trains more than 3,000 medical students, residents, and fellows annually in more than 50 accredited programs, and has trained nearly 40% of the state’s physicians. Our dedication to education and research is supported by nearly $100 million in annual grants from the National Institutes of Health and other public and private foundations.

Henry Ford Health System employs more than 33,000 people, including more than 1,600 physicians, more than 6,600 nurses and 5,000 allied health professionals. For more information, go to


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