Board of Visitors

The Board of Visitors supports and advances the mission of the School of Medicine. As ambassadors for the school, board members serve as external advisors to the dean and faculty, introduce leaders in the business community to the School and assist with public relations on a regional, national and global level. By assisting in fund-raising and enlisting potential volunteers and business partners, board members provide resources and strategic input regarding the goals and objectives associated with programs that cultivate discovery, teaching and applications of biomedical knowledge.

Linda Forte
(Retired) Senior VP, Business Affairs
Comerica Bank
Member since 2014

Mindi Fynke
President and CEO
Employee Health Insurance Management (EHIM)
Member since 2014

 Michael guertin
Michael Guertin, MD, MBA, CPE, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology-Clinical
Chief Perioperative Medical Director
Director, Faculty Leadership Institute
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center & College of Medicine
Member since 2023

Justin F. Klamerus, M.D., MMM
Executive Vice President
Chief Medical Officer
McLaren Corporate
Member since 2021

Daniel Malone
(Retired) CEO
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Member since 2015

William O'Neill, M. D. '77, Res. '80
Medical Director, Center for Structural Heart Disease
Department of Cardiology,
Henry Ford Hospital
Member since 2014 

Robert J. Sokol, M. D. (Chair)
Dean, Emeritus
Distinguished Professor, Emeritus
Depts. of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Physiology
WSU School of Medicine
Member since 2016

Ex-Officio Members

Wael Sakr, M.D.
Dean, Wayne State University School of Medicine 

Stephen Henrie, CFRE
Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

Bonita Gaston
Executive Secretary to the Board of Visitors

Honorary Members

 Jan A. Bertsch
Jan A Bertsch
Sr. Vice President/CFO
Member since 2002

 Walter Douglas
Walter E. Douglas, LLD '13
Avis Ford, Inc
Member since 2004

 Gregory Zemenick
Gregory Zemenick '70, M. D. '71 
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Troy Orthopaedic Associates
Member since 2015