UMHS board adds two new members

February 16, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

The U-M Health System added two new members to its board on Thursday, after approval from the board of regents.

The health system board advises the board of regents and health system leadership and provides governance. It is also acts as a governing body for licensing, accreditation, compliance, quality of medical services and related purposes.

Regents approved the following members to the board:


Kedrick Adkins, Jr., chief financial officer, Mayo Clinic: Adkins works collaboratively with institutional and site leadership in tactical financial planning, management and execution in support of the Mayo Clinic’s strategic and operating plans.

Adkins holds an M.B.A. in finance and accounting and a B.S. in industrial and operations engineering from U-M. He has other ties to the university, having served on the board of the U-M College of Engineering and as a member of the University Alumni board.


Fionnuala Walsh, Ph.D., retired senior vice president of global quality, Eli Lilly: Walsh is a recognized thought leader in the quality industry, often speaking about Eli Lilly’s sustainable, integrated quality system and the company’s commitment to maintaining a quality culture.

She earned her bachelor’s and doctoral degree in chemistry from University College Dublin.