Rodney M. Nelson
Second Vice Chair
Rodney M. Nelson joined the Mackinac Straits Health System as CEO in September of 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Prior to joining Mackinac Straits Health System he was the Executive Director, Systems Development for Lenawee Health Alliance in Adrian, MI.
Mr. Nelson has served on numerous boards such as the American Hospital Association Council for Small and Rural Hospitals; Lenewee American Heart Association Board; Lenewee United Way Board; Hudson/Morenci/LHA Advisory Board: Faye Foundation; Diane Peppler Resource Center Board; St. Ignace Lions Club; MHA Small & Rural Hospital Council; VitalCare & Hospice, Inc., MHA Legislative Policy Panel and St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trustees for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.
He was awarded by American Hospital Association and the Michigan Health and Hospital Association as the 2007 State of Michigan Grassroots Champion on May 8, 2007. He was appointed by Governor Snyder to the Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees for an eight year term. He was honored as the St. Ignace Ambassador of the Year in 2010. He currently serves on the MHA Legislative Policy Panel. Mr. Nelson and his wife Nancy reside in St. Ignace, Michigan.