Vice President of Health Equity and Community Partnerships
Lynn Todman, PhD, is the Vice President of Health Equity and Community Partnerships for Corewell Health, a Michigan-based, integrated health care system with 22 hospitals and an insurance company. Lynn is charged with setting the vision and strategy, and providing oversight, guidance, and coordination for health equity and community partnerships across the enterprise. Prior to this role, Lynn held three other leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Spectrum Health (Corewell Health’s predecessor).
Prior to joining Corewell, Lynn held leadership, teaching, and research positions at the Adler School of Professional Psychology (Chicago), the University of Milan (Italy), the Politicnico di Milano (Italy), the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Western Michigan University, University of Notre Dame, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lynn has practiced, published, and presented, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of community development, social determinants of health (including mental health), health equity, social inequities, and urban poverty.
Trained to collaborate across multiple disciplines and professions, Lynn earned a BA from Wellesley College, and a Master in City Planning (MCP), and a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Currently, she is a member of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center and Co-Chair of the MHA Health Equity Task Force, and Mayor Pro-Tem for the city of St. Joseph, Michigan. She is also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader. Among her past organizational affiliations are the Community Development Commission of the City of Chicago, the Sergeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the Heartland Alliance for Human Rights and Human Needs, and the National Public Radio Foundation.