Tina Freese Decker, MHA, MSIE, FACHE
Tina Freese Decker is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Health, a $6.5 billion, nationally recognized health system that includes a medical group, health insurance and hospitals. Tina is focused on growth, innovation and strengthening community partnerships to best address health disparities and health improvement goals across the state of Michigan. Driven by her passion and empathy to improve health and make access easier for all, she has been instrumental in restructuring Spectrum Health into the expansive integrated health system it is today.
During her 16 years serving Spectrum Health in various roles, Tina has developed a strong reputation for her forward-thinking, visionary strategies, sound business acumen, successful execution, high integrity, authenticity and collaboration. Her unique breadth and depth of experience includes leadership roles in strategy and operations across the system. Tina is resilient, agile and a focused implementer to achieve goals. She is known as a change agent who has the judgment and experience to innovate and challenge the status quo, while thoughtfully focusing the organization on high-value strategies.
Tina is known as an excellent developer of high-performing talent and teams. Her dedication to identifying, cultivating and promoting high-potential talent is evidenced in the pipeline of successful leaders throughout the organization.
Tina is the proud recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders 2019, Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 COOs 2018, Crain’s Detroit Business Most Notable Women in Health Care 2018, Managed Healthcare Executive 2018 Emerging Leaders, Crain’s Detroit Business 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan 2016, Grand Rapids Business Journal's 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan 2014, 2016, 2018, and American College of Healthcare Executives Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year 2013.
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 University of Iowa.
Tina is an engaged member in the community, actively focused on health, wellness and education opportunities for generations to come. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, The Right Place, Fifth Third Bank Western Michigan, Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Michigan State University and Spectrum Health Alliance and the Economic Club of Grand Rapids. She was formerly the Michigan and NW Ohio Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives.