Spectrum Health Innovations


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At Spectrum Health, Steve provides executive leadership for system marketing and communications, public relations, community relations, governmental affairs and research.  He is also the chief innovation officer for Spectrum Health and serves as president of Spectrum Health Innovations, L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectrum Health, which develops products and services to improve patient experiences and outcomes.

Steve joined Spectrum Health in 2011. Before joining Spectrum Health, he was chief administrative officer and general counsel for Van Andel Institute, and chief legal officer and chief financial officer at IdeaSphere Inc., both Grand Rapids, Michigan-based companies. Steve also served as vice president of development, general counsel and corporate secretary for Priority Health in Grand Rapids, practiced law as a partner at Warner Norcross & Judd in Grand Rapids, and practiced accounting as a CPA at Price Waterhouse in Detroit.

He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from Michigan State University and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor from University of Michigan Law School.

Steve is on the board of directors for United Bank of Michigan, First Steps, Grand Action and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and is the current chair of  Legacy Trust and The Grand Rapids–Kent County Convention/Arena Authority, which owns and operates the Van Andel Arena and the DeVos Place convention and entertainment center. He is also vice chair of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Steve is the former chair of the Kent County Board of Commissioners. 

He is a leader, scientist and business professional with expertise in management, and interpersonal and organizational communications. His experience spans the academic, startup and corporate sectors. Dr. Mulder’s focus at Spectrum is on developing Spectrum Health Innovation’s strategic initiatives, which explore health care problems, inspire idea generation and build community relationships. His goal is to harness talent and engage resources to develop promising new health care technologies.

Prior to joining Spectrum Health in 2013, Dr. Mulder served as director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Van Andel Research Institute. There he worked directly with researchers to identify, protect and commercialize new technologies. He also served as a biotech consultant with the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center’s tech team, where he assisted with the growth of Michigan-based biotechnology startups by applying his diversified skillset encompassing technology evaluation, intellectual property, business plan and grant writing, venture capital, as well as structure and negotiation of complex license agreements. Additionally, Dr. Mulder’s research in the field of DNA replication and repair, combined with his passion to invent, led him to assume a lead role as senior scientist and member of the board of directors at Visigen Biotechnologies, a University of Houston biotech startup focused on the creation of a novel, next-generation, DNA sequencing technology; the company was later acquired by Life Technologies.

Dr. Mulder graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Houston in 1996) and a doctorate in biology in 2002. His doctoral thesis was entitled “Improvements in the fidelity of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase with gamma-phosphate modified nucleotides.” He earned a Master of Business Administration from Grand Valley State University in 2008. He currently serves on the Invest Michigan Advisory Board, Wayne State University’s MTRAC Advisory Board, and the Spectrum Health Research Scientific Council.

Scott has been involved in the Board of Advisors for the Great Lakes chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, as a GLEQ and MWest Business Plan Contest judge, and formerly as president of his alma mater’s Entrepreneurship Association.

Scott is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin, with an MBA and BBA from the university’s Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship. Scott has also earned the New Product Development Professional designation from the Product Development and Management Association.


She is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ferris State University.

Lori serves on the Innovation Central High School (ABLE) Academy of Business Leadership & Entrepreneurship Advisory Council. She is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Western Michigan Project Management Institute (WMPMI).

Kris joined the Spectrum Health Innovations team in January of 2015 as their clinical innovation specialist, leveraging her nursing and leadership experience to help develop new healthcare products and technologies.

Kris is a BSN graduate of Ferris State University.

In addition to engineering, Eric has also had success as the CEO and founder of a start up, winning several business plan competitions. He has earned his BSE in Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering and MSE in Mechanical Engineering from Grand Valley State University.

He served at Spectrum Health Butterworth, then traveled to Boston and Southern California as a direct care nurse before coming back to Spectrum Health to start his leadership tract. Recently he entered the regional space at Spectrum Health United Hospital. He has successfully completed the Prepare and Propel program at Spectrum Health University. He has been part of Spectrum Health Innovations for over 2 years.

He has a MSN in nursing administration from Ferris State University, a BSN from Grand Valley State University, and a BS in Health Science from Grand Valley State University.

His professional certifications include Certified Nurse Manager Leader (CNML) and Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP). He has a publication in The Journal of Burn Care and Research and recently co-presented at the American Association of Critical Nurse’s national NTI conference. He also serves on the nursing advisory board for Ferris State University.

Anthony earned his Bachelor’s from Central Michigan University in Entrepreneurship with a focus in Business Information Systems, Management and Marketing and earned a Master’s in Healthcare Innovation from Arizona State University. Anthony is active in volunteering his time outside of work within the Grand Rapids area, as well serving on Central Michigan University’s Young Alumni Board and Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Council.

Jessica was awarded her Associate degree in Business Administration from Muskegon CC and Bachelor degree in Business Science Management from Cornerstone University.

Andrew earned his Bachelor’s in clinical exercise science, with an emphasis in physical therapy, and supplemental curriculum in entrepreneurship from Grand Valley State University and earned a Master’s in Entrepreneurial Transactions from Central Michigan University. Andrew is also the founder and president of the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Alumni Association at Grand Valley State University.


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