Sparrow Foundation Adds Community Leaders as New Members

Published: February 16, 2024

LANSING, MI – The Sparrow Foundation has named five noted business, medical and community leaders to its Board of Directors, overseeing the philanthropic endeavors that support Sparrow Health System in caring for our region.

Appointed to three-year terms are:

  • Christine (Chrissie) Brogan, a very active community volunteer
  • Kimberly Friar, M.D., a physician with Sparrow Medical Group Charlotte, Sparrow Eaton Hospital
  • Joseph Kochan, M.D., medical chief of staff-elect, E.W. Sparrow Hospital (ex officio member)
  • Kelley Pierce, president, Great Lakes Vending Services
  • Michael (Mike) Williams, broker/owner, Re/Max Real Estate Professionals
Chrissie Brogan, Sparrow Foundation Board of Directors

Chrissie Brogan

Kimberly Friar, MD - Sparrow Foundation Board of Directors

Kimberly Friar, MD

Joseph Kochan, MD, Sparrow Foundation Board Member

Joseph Kochan, MD

Kelley Pierce, Sparrow Foundation Board of Directors

Kelley Pierce

Mike Williams, Sparrow Foundation Board of Directors

Mike Williams

In 2024, the Sparrow Foundation Board will consist of 23 regular and five ex-officio members led by Chair Don Simon, President and CEO of Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. 

Gifts to the Sparrow Foundation stay local making an impact on the services and sites of care that elevate the health of people throughout our Mid-Michigan communities. 

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Sparrow is Mid-Michigan’s premier healthcare organization and includes hospitals in Lansing, Carson City, Charlotte, Ionia and St. John, as well as Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group, the Michigan Athletic Club, and AL!VE. Sparrow is part of University of Michigan Health. Through the dedication of our 10,000 caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience. For more information, visit