For more information on each of the CFIR leadership members, please click on their names.

Director

Shelia Cotten, PhD
Director, Trifecta
Professor, Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University

Research Analyst/Outreach Specialist

Marie Bowen, MSEd 
Research Analyst/Outreach Specialist

Governing Board

Andrea Amalfitano, DO, PhD
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Professor of Pediatrics, Michigan State University

Prabu David, PhD, CFIR Chair
Dean, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Michigan State University

Joseph J. Ruth
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Sparrow Health System

Randolph Rasch, PhD, RN, FNP, FAANP
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Michigan State University

Dennis A. Swan, FACHE
President/Chief Executive Officer, Sparrow Health System

Mary Lou Wesley, RN, MSN
Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer, Sparrow Health System

June Youatt, PhD
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michigan State University


Advisory Board

Judy Arnetz, PhD, MPH, PT
Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine

Jon Baker, BS, MT, CIC
Administrative Director, Laboratories, Sparrow Health System

Tony Bailey, MBA, BSN, RN
Nurse, Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Sparrow Health System

Laura Bix, PhD
Associate Director and Professor, School of Packaging, Michigan State University

Amy Bonomi, PhD, MHS
Professor and Chair, Human Development and Family Studies, Michigan State University

Leah Cohen, MSN, RN
Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement Specialist for Sparrow Hospice & Palliative Care Services, Sparrow Health System

Gregory D. Fink, PhD
Neuroscience Program, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University

Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS
University Distinguished Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing, Michigan State University

Ted Glynn, MD, FACEP
Vice President of Medical Education, Sparrow Health System

Anne K. Hughes, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Michigan State University

Christine Jodoin, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Vice President of Nursing, Sparrow Health System

Dan Phillips, PT, MSA
 Administrative Director, Sparrow Cancer Center, Sparrow Health System

Piper Probst, DNP, RN-BC
Director, Nursing Practice, Research & Outcomes-Sparrow Health System

Patrick Salow, MPA
Director of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, Sparrow Health System

Kathleen Smith, BBA
Executive Director, IT Applications and PMO, Sparrow Health System

John P. Verboncoeur, PhD
Acting Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University