Published: March 2, 2021
CHARLOTTE, MI – Sparrow Eaton Hospital is pleased to welcome community leaders Maria Davis, Joseph Garcia and Colette Scrimger to its board of directors for a three-year term.
Board members will help oversee Sparrow Eaton, working closely with senior management, and will bring a wealth of experience in a variety of areas.
“We are delighted to add these three individuals to our Board of Directors, strengthening our representation of broader geography and skills in finance, public policy and higher education,” said said Sparrow Eaton President Helen Johnson, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FACHE. “This diversity enables us to better make the best decisions for the health and well-being of those we serve in our local communities.”
Maria Davis is the provost and senior vice president of Olivet College. Davis has long invested in her local community in a number of arenas, currently serving as chair of the board of directors of the Eaton’s Clothing and Furniture Center and serving on the board of directors of the First Congregational Church. She is married to Terry, has a daughter, Anna – who now practices veterinary medicine in Charlotte – and resides in the rural outskirts of Charlotte.
“I look forward to contributing to the spirit of diversity and inclusion and the experience I have gained over the years in this wonderful organization that provides quality care to our community and to members of my own family,” Davis says.
Joseph (Joe) Garcia is Deputy General Counsel for the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS). He served the state for over 14 years, with the majority of his prior experience being in legal practice. Earlier in his career, he also served as a clerk in the Ingham County Circuit Court, served as a law clerk in the Attorney General’s office, and worked as a legislative staffer in the Michigan House of Representatives. Garcia is married to Michelle, has two daughters Elizabeth, 15, and Olivia, 13, and resides in Delta Township.
“Much of my professional life has demonstrated an interest in public service, working the bulk of my career for the state of Michigan in many different capacities, but nothing centered on Eaton County,” says Garcia. . “I believe this opportunity to serve on the Sparrow Eaton Hospital Board allows me to make an impact closer to home and serve my local community.
Colette Scrimger is a health officer for the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, located in Charlotte. She has over two decades of experience as a seasoned public health leader. Over the years, Scrimger has been instrumental in developing a community health plan and has led many initiatives that champion public health policy. She regularly served on school and church committees and councils and always believed in community service. She is married to Gregg, has four children and resides in Eaton Rapids.
“I’ve worked with Sparrow Eaton Hospital for many years now and while I’ve always been supportive of our local healthcare system, I look forward to being part of it in a different way,” says Scrimger.
In addition to Davis, Garcia and Scrimger, the 2021 SEH Board of Directors includes Lori Pray, President; Harper Wildern, OD, Vice President; Daniel Shaver, secretary; JP Buckingham; Kathie Cook; Troy Ferguson, DO, Chief of Staff to Sparrow Eaton; John Sauchak, DO; Johnson; Kira Carter-Robertson, senior vice president of affiliate operations at Sparrow Health System; Paula Reichle, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Sparrow Health System; and Trustees Emeritus Robert Lesser, MD; Virginia Lowe; and Richard Trumley.
For more information about Sparrow Eaton, visit Sparrow.org/Eaton.