Leadership + Doctors

Administration + Boards

Mary Free Bed leaders are committed to providing the highest level of care possible for our patients. Below are the current rosters:


Chief Executive Officer
Kent Riddle

Chief Medical Officer
Michael Jakubowski, M.D.

Chief Operations Officer
Ingrid Cheslek

Chief of Staff
Benjamin Bruinsma, M.D.

Chief Nursing Officer; Vice President, Inpatient Services
Maria Opoku-Agyeman

Chief Clinical Operations Officer, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network
Bruce Brasser

Vice President, Communications and External Relations
Jane Brierley

Director Emeritus of Research
John F. Butzer, M.D.

Chief Financial Officer
Ryan Podvin

Chief Strategy Officer
Jeff Garber

Vice President, Orthotics & Prosthetics + Bionics
Scott Riddle

Vice President, Mary Free Bed Advisory Group
Joyal Pavey

Vice President, Advancement
Tim Pietryga

Vice President, Finance; Controller
Nate Guzman

Vice President, Human Resources
Karen Powell

Administrator, Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
Kiersten Cudney

Vice President, Outpatient Services
Bryan Williams

Executive Director, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Marcus Manders

Board of Trustees

David Muir

Vice Chairperson
Molly Krauss

Amy Stuursma

Dan Vaughan

Assistant Treasurer
Sue Kinsler

Amy Abbott
Nancy Albers
Andriana Almanza
Mike Andary, M.D.
Luis Avila
Becky Bechler
Dave Beemer
Susan Bloss
Benjamin Bruinsma, M.D.
Dianne DeRoseau
Paul Doyle
Sandra Gaddy
Michael Jakubowski, M.D.
Deb Kay
Scott Lewis
Holly Peterson
Laura Puff
Kent Riddle
Wendy Stock
Jennifer Taylor
Maryln Walton
Cameron Young

Foundation Board of Trustees

Timothy D. Arter

Kent Riddle

Nate Guzman

Timothy Pietryga

Rev. Katherine Lee Baker
Lindsay Benedict
Susan Bloss
Anne Chamberlain
Gregory Conway
Eva Aguirre Cooper
Jocelyn Dettloff
Darrow Goodspeed
Dr. Michael Jakubowski
Jacques Moss
Lee Perez
Jennifer Taylor
Dr. Chris VandenBerg
Diane VanderMaas

Learn more about the Foundation. Click here.

Guild Board of Directors

Jennifer Taylor

First Vice President
Amy Stuursma

Second Vice President
Debbie Locke

Third Vice President
Kate Shannon (Junior Guild Ex-officio)

Sue Kinsler

Assistant Treasurer
Tiffany Fox

Recording Secretary
Amy Abbott

Corresponding Secretary
Meg Richard

Susan Bloss
Nancy Bush
Sandy Conner
Vickie Dodge
Joan McCrone
Laura Puff (Immediate Past President Ex-officio)
Peni Reed
Terry Sokorai
Wendy Stock
Gayle VanderVeen
Beca Valazquez-Publes

Learn more about the Guild. Click here.


Mary Free Bed has 300 physicians and advanced practice providers across our system. We also have two dozen psychologists for emotional recovery. Find their bios below.


Our physicians are experts in a range of rehabilitation specialties, steadfast in their determination to restore hope and freedom to adults and children facing challenges both simple and complex. Click here.


Our Psychology service provides care that supports any challenge you’re facing. Click here.