Management Team



Biographies


Roger Spoelman

Roger Spoelman

Interim President & CEO

Roger Spoelman serves as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of CURE International as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Health, a regional network of hospitals, physician organizations, and health network operations in Western and Northern Michigan. He is also a Regional Executive for Trinity Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States. Roger has held positions of leadership in healthcare for more than thirty years and has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, community health improvement, leadership development, physician integration, physician groups, and governance.

Throughout Roger’s career, he has received recognition from regional and national organizations as an innovator and leader in healthcare and community service. He has been recognized as an Emerging Leader in Healthcare by the Healthcare Forum and received many other awards for community leadership including: the Reese Award for Exemplary Service to the Community from the American Red Cross, the Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International, Trinity International University Distinguished Alumni, Patricia B. Johnson Award for Community Leadership and Innovative Grant making, the Alliance for Health Hillman Award, and Michigan State University Patenge Award.

Roger’s passion for the children and families served by CURE International led him to join the organization’s Board of Directors in 2007. During that time, he has been an active member of the Board’s Audit and Compensation Committees, while volunteering to serve as an executive healthcare advisor on several hospital-based projects of strategic significance around the CURE network. He also plays a leadership role in healthcare and other organizations throughout the country and internationally, serving on many other boards including International Aid, Open Doors International, Mary Free Bed, the Grand Rapids Economic Club, and the West Michigan Policy Forum.

Roger feeds his passion for Leadership Development by serving as Advisor and Business Coach to numerous leaders, companies, and organizations. You can reach Roger directly by emailing roger@cure.org.

Brian Van Hall

Chief Operating Officer

Brian is humbled and honored to serve as Chief Operating Officer for CURE International. As a retired U.S. Army Medical Service Corps officer, he brings over 25 years of leadership experience in operations and administration across diverse settings. Prior to joining CURE, Brian was a Director of Operations in a non-profit health system in Michigan, the Special Assistant to the U.S. Army Deputy Surgeon General in Virginia, and the VP of Operations at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He has previously served as the Executive Director of CURE Niger and Vice President of Operations for CURE International. As Chief Mission Integration Officer, Brian is responsible for coordinating all clinical, spiritual, and operational efforts in the delivery of CURE’s mission and ministry around the world.

Brian is board certified in healthcare management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tampa and earned a Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration from Baylor University. Brian also holds a Balanced Scorecard Professional certificate from George Washington University and a certificate of Executive Project Management in Healthcare from the Harvard School of Public Health; he is also a Certified StratOp Facilitator.

Brian and his wife, Beth, have been happily married for over 25 years and are blessed with an amazing teenage son, Ethan. They are forever grateful for the sacrifices of family and friends who support their commitment to serve the Kingdom.

Greg Bellig

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Greg Bellig serves as Chief Medical Officer for CURE International. He has been a long-time friend and supporter of CURE and has also served with CURE in the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Haiti, and Uganda.

Dr. Bellig earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed his residency in anesthesiology at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago, and completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He holds a specialty board certification in anesthesiology as well as a subspecialty board certification in pediatric anesthesiology from the American Board of Anesthesiology. Since 2003, he has been a Shareholder/Partner Pediatric Anesthesiologist with Central Anesthesia Service Exchange, Inc. in Sacramento, California. Since 2007, he has also served as the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia.

Dr. Bellig resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Julie and their five children, Olivia, Charlotte, Miles, Adeline, and Esther. In his free time, he is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys exploring with his family.

 

Rick Klein

Senior Vice President of Development and Sustainability

Rick Klein joined CURE in 2004 and serves in the role as a Senior Vice President on the development team. He has the pleasure of sharing the CURE mission with current and potential partners. He works closely with the operational team to identify funding opportunities that will help our hospitals become more sustainable. He holdsthe designation of Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) from the American College, which he uses to assist friends of CURE with their stewardship to make a greater impact for the Kingdom.

Prior to CURE he served at his alma mater, Gordon College as the Director of Planned Gifts. He has a BA in Accounting and Business Administration from Gordon College. Rick serves on the board of Christian Ministries Foundation as well as the Generosity Counsel for the National Christian Foundation of North Texas. Rick enjoys traveling, reading, training and coaching the aspiring young athletes in his household. He and his wife, Sherrie, live in Frisco, TX, with their three children, Isaac, Matthew and Marliese.

Victor Nakah

Senior Vice President of Spiritual Ministry

Victor Nakah joins CURE International as the Senior Vice President of Spiritual Ministry. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church. He is both a Langham and Overseas Council scholar and he has a PhD in Systematic Theology from Stellenbosch University near Cape Town, South Africa.

Prior to joining CURE, Victor served as the Africa Regional Director of Overseas Council International. For 10 years, he was the President of the Theological College of Zimbabwe (TCZ). He was the associate pastor at the City Presbyterian Church in Bulawayo and also served with Scripture Union (SU) and the Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS-IFES) in Zimbabwe.

Victor and his wife, Nosizo, have three daughters and live in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.