Oakwood announces board appointments

Several local leaders have been appointed recently to prominent positions on boards affiliated with the Oakwood Healthcare System.

Ronald Hall, Jr., a West Bloomfield resident, was appointed to the Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. (OHI) board, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Mr. Hall is currently Vice President and General Counsel for Bridgewater Interiors, LLC. A graduate of West Point, he earned his JD from the University of Michigan. 

Christopher DeAngelis, DO, was appointed to the Oakwood Heathcare System board, also effective Jan. 1, 2013. Dr. DeAngelis is a former member of the Oakwood Southshore Medical Center (OSMC) Board of Trustees. He is a practicing internist in Woodhaven at Mainstreet Internal Medicine, a recent graduate of the Oakwood Physician Leadership Academy, and a member of the Manpower Planning Steering Committee at Oakwood. Dr. DeAngelis lives on Grosse Ile with his wife, Lisa, and three children. 

Ram Prasad, MD, a Birmingham resident and former OHS Board member, was also appointed to the OHI Board as of Jan. 1, 2013. Dr. Prasad is a practicing Internist who specializes in Nephrology. He has been active on the Strategic Planning Committee and Medical Staff Strategic Planning Advisory Council.

Mike Ross, a current member of the Oakwood Healthcare Foundation Board, was appointed Chairperson of the Foundation Board and a member of the Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. Board of Trustees. As Chair of the foundation board, he succeeds Northville Resident Robert Rosowski, who recently stepped down after a 16-year run. Rosowski provided the vision for development of the Foundation during his tenure and set the stage for the future, assisting in the merging of several Oakwood Foundation Boards into one. He led numerous campaigns, securing more than $100 million in funds over the years. Rosowski will remain a member of the Oakwood Healthcare Foundation Board as well as the Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. Board of Trustees.

Mr. Ross has been an Oakwood Healthcare Foundation Board member since 2003. He and his wife, Lynn, reside in Birmingham.

Cheryl Phillips-Thill, a Northville resident, is being appointed to the Oakwood Healthcare System Board of Trustees. The vice president of the Masco Corp. Foundation, Thill was a former member of the Oakwood Healthcare Foundation Board since 2003. She also led donor stewardship efforts for the Oakwood Healthcare Foundation. 

Neelam Kumar, MD, a pathologist, is being appointed to the Oakwood Healthcare System Board of Trustees in addition to her role on the Oakwood Healthcare Foundation Board where she has been a member for the past 5 years and is now Vice Chair. Dr. Kumar is also an Oakwood Physician Leadership Academy graduate and a member of the Board Strategic Planning Committee. She lives in Ann Arbor.
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