David M. Leonard

David M. Leonard is chief legal officer of Spectrum Health, a $6.5 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in West Michigan. He has extensive experience in general health law and business transactions involving health systems, hospitals, physicians and health plans, as well as governance of nonprofit health care organizations. David has worked closely with executive and board leadership on numerous hospital integrations, physician affiliations and health plan transactions.

David is responsible for the leadership of legal, risk management and corporate compliance functions of all business units within Spectrum Health, and he advises governing boards and executive leadership regarding legal, legislative, regulatory and governance matters. David is passionate about the importance of inclusion and diversity and has served as an executive champion for many of Spectrum Health’s initiatives in this space. He also serves as secretary of the Spectrum Health System Board of Directors.

Background
Before joining Spectrum Health in 2002, David was a partner with the nationally recognized health law firm Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, headquartered in Indianapolis. He also served as majority attorney for the Indiana House of Representatives in 1996. David earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington and his Juris Doctor at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, where he also served as an editor for the Indiana Law Review.

Affiliations
David is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Michigan. He has served in numerous community organizations and on governmental boards and commissions, and he currently serves on the boards of trustees for the Grand Rapids Public Museum Foundation (chair, audit committee) and the Ada Christian School Education Foundation (president and board chair).