Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Board of Trustees proudly announces Carlos Sanchez as its newest trustee, effective January 1, 2021.
Sanchez serves as the director of the Latino Business and Economic Development Center at Ferris State University, where his work for the center’s two signature programs, LEADeres and Ferris Emprende, is designed to serve the community by developing Latinx leaders and entrepreneurs.
“We’re very excited about Carlos’ dedication and community involvement,” said Board Chair Srinivas Janardan, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. “His beginnings in Mexico City to his migration to Grand Rapids brings a great wealth of experience and diversity. He was keen to become involved in the mission of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, and he’s greatly interested in how we serve all members of the community, regardless of diverse backgrounds.”
All the board members look forward to his contribution to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s.
His extensive community involvement includes serving on several boards and committees, such as the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, where he served as Board Chair, the Downtown Improvement District Board, Chemical Bank Community Board, and he was also appointed trustee at the Grand Rapids Community College.
A graduate of the International Business program at Davenport University, he also holds an MBA-level Certification in Design and Innovation Management from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Design also at Kendall College.
Born in Mexico City, Sanchez currently resides in the City of Grand Rapids with his wife of 23 years, Lynne Pope. They have a daughter and two granddaughters.
Sanchez will serve a three-year term for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Board of Trustees.