Tina Freese Decker, MHA, MSIE, FACHE

Tina Freese Decker is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Health System, an $8 billion integrated health system with a medical group, health plan and 14 hospitals employing 31,000 individuals in Michigan.

Over her 19 years serving Spectrum Health in various strategic and operational roles, Tina has developed a track record for cultivating culture and driving strategy. She is committed to building a health system that celebrates and reinforces diversity, equity and inclusion for team members, patients, families and members.

Tina Freese Decker

As President & CEO, she has successfully implemented a new mission, vision and values. This foundational strategic work has been instrumental to improving health and access, lowering costs and reducing health inequities.

Tina’s awards include Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare; Grand Rapids Business Journal's 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan in 2020; Crain’s Detroit Business’ 2019 Health Care Heroes award and 2018 Most Notable Women in Health Care; and Managed Healthcare Executive’s 10 Emerging Healthcare Industry Leaders 2018. Frequently invited as a contributor, Tina’s recent articles include “Reimagining the Future of Healthcare” (ACHE), “Creating a better normal for our communities” (Modern Healthcare,) “Seven Paradoxes for Effective Leadership” (HealthLeaders) and “Leading Health Care Towards Greater Health Equity” (BoardRoom Press).

She earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Iowa State University and graduated with a Master of Health Administration and Master of Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa.