Erika Duncan Selected to 40 Under Forty
The annual event recognizes business, community and non-profit leaders from the Greater Grand Rapids area. Nominees were evaluated on the basis of awards and accomplishments, professional board positions, community board roles and volunteer activities in West Michigan. She and other members of the 2013 class will be honored at a special reception tomorrow at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids.
Duncan joined Metro Health in 2010. As vice president of HR, she is responsible for all aspects of human resources for the hospital and its outpatient clinics, which have more than 2,500 physicians and staff. These include recruitment, retention, benefits, compensation and related issues.
On her application, Duncan wrote about how her father has influenced her. She also noted: “I seek to coach, mentor and take risks with those I believe in. Align people with their strengths, unhandcuff them and let them go!”
Active professionally and in the community, Duncan serves on the Ottawa County Workforce Development Board and the Mel Trotter Board of Trustees. She is also a member of the Healthcare Employers Council and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, where she serves on the Healthcare and Human Resources Committee. Duncan also serves on the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Play Committee, and the Alliance for Health Planning Board. She also volunteers at Grandville Christian School and at her church.
Duncan holds her undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University and her master’s degree in organizational development from Aquinas College.
She now resides in Jenison with her husband, Dan, and their children, Kennedy and Carter.
About Metro Health
An award-winning leader in community healthcare, Metro Health serves more than 250,000 patients annually from across West Michigan – and beyond. The 208-bed hospital provides a comprehensive suite of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services, including the fastest emergency department in the region, cancer and cardiac care, robotic and traditional surgery, family practice, sports medicine and others. The LEED-certified hospital – one of the first in the nation – sits at the heart of the 170-acre Metro Health Village, a community of support services and retail. The hospital is committed to promoting health and wellness through the work of its foundation, the Metro Health Farm Market, ongoing classes and educational programs. Visit us online at www.metrohealth.net. Follow us on Twitter @MetroHealthGr and like us on Facebook/MetroHealth.