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 Nursing Officer 
Maria Opoku-Agyeman

Vice President, Network Operations
Bruce Brasser

Chief of Staff
Benjamin Bruinsma, M.D.

Chief Financial Officer
Ryan Podvin

Vice President, Communications and External Relations
Jane Brierley

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

Vice President, Orthotics & Prosthetics + Bionics
Scott Riddle

Vice President, Outpatient Services
Jaime Myers

Vice President, Advisory Group
Joyal Pavey

President, Mary Free Bed Insurance Company PCC
Bill Lape

Vice President, Advancement
Tim Pietryga

Vice President, Finance
Nate Guzman

Vice President, Human Resources
Karen Powell

Administrator, Sub-Acute Rehabilitation
Kiersten Cudney

Executive Director, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Tim Tuthill


Board of Trustees

David Muir

Vice Chairperson

Dan Vaughan

Assistant Treasurer
Sue Kinsler

Amy Abbot
Nancy Albers
Adriana Almanza
Luis Avila
Becky Bechler
Dave Beemer
Kevin Birchmeier
Susan Bloss
Benjamin Bruinsma, M.D.
Paul Doyle
Sandra Gaddy
Mike Jakubowski, M.D.
Deb Kay
Scott Lewis
Holly Peterson
Kent Riddle
Wendy Stock
Amy Stuursma
Jennifer Taylor
Maryln Walton
Cameron Young

Foundation Board of Trustees

Lee Perez

Vice Chair
Lindsay Benedict

Kent Riddle

Nate Guzman

Timothy J. Pietryga

Timothy D. Arter 
Rev. Katherine Lee Baker 
Anne Chamberlin 
Gregory Conway 
Eva Aguirre Cooper 
Marcus Jackson 
Michael Jakubowski, M.D. 
Jacques Moss 
Amy Stuursma 
Jennifer Taylor 
Diane Vander Maas 

Senior Administrative Assistant
Kelly Fitzgerald

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

Sue Kinsler

Assistant Treasurer
Tiffany Fox

Recording Secretary
Amy Abbott

Corresponding Secretary
Meg Richard

Susan Bloss
Nancy Bush 
Sandy Conner 
Vickie Dodge 
Joan McCrone 
Judy Palmer 
Susan Porter 
Laura Puff 
Peni Reed 
Terry Sokorai 
Wendy Stock 
Gayle VanderVeen 
Beca Velazquez-Publes 
Maryln Walton

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.