Dr. Roger Spoelman
President & CEO, CURE International / Board of Directors
Board Member Since 2007
Roger serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CURE International. After 37 years of service in healthcare executive leadership, Roger retired in 2018 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 also served as a senior executive for Trinity Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States having been posted as President and CEO of several of Trinity Health’s largest regional health systems including Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, Trinity Health of New England, and Loyola University Health System in Chicago. Roger has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, community health improvement, leadership development, physician integration, physician groups, and governance.
Roger’s leadership has been recognized and awarded by many healthcare and community organizations 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 the Michigan State University Patenge Award.
Roger’s passion for the children and families served by CURE 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 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 USA, Loyola University, National Christian Foundation of West Michigan, and the West Michigan Policy Forum.
Roger is inspired and supported by his incredibly talented wife, Jan, and is a raving fan of his children, their spouses, and his grandchildren. He feeds his passion for leadership and talent development by serving as advisor and business coach to numerous executives, companies, and organizations.