Beaumont Health Adds Faye Nelson and Linda Little to Board of Directors

Faye Nelson, Linda Little
Left to right: Faye Nelson, Linda Little // Courtesy of Beaumont Health

Beaumont Health in Southfield, a division of the BHSH System, announced the addition of two new directors to their board of directors: Faye Nelson and Linda Little.

“Faye and Linda are phenomenal additions to our Beaumont Health Board. They both bring a wealth of experience and expertise that will help guide our organization well into the future,” says Christopher Blake, board chair of Beaumont Health.

Nelson has more than 20 years of senior executive experience. She currently serves as director of Michigan programs for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where she oversees approximately $70 million of state-wide annual grantmaking, associated operations, finance, strategic planning, collaborations, and staff.

She was previously a corporate vice president at DTE Energy and served as board chair and president of the DTE Energy Foundation and president and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.

Nelson earned her bachelor’s degree from Mercy College of Detroit and a J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law.

Little brings more than 25 years of experience to Beaumont Health in transformational health care leadership for both profit and nonprofit health systems, managed care, government, community health, and private sector consulting.

She is currently president of the board of directors and CEO of the Neighborhood Service Organization. In this role, she drives efforts that close gaps for vulnerable populations and improve lives in affected communities, serving more than more than 10,000 people.

Having previously served as chief clinical officer for Total Health Care, Little has held leadership roles at multiple health systems, including Henry Ford Health and the Detroit Medical Center.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and her master’s degree from Wayne State University.

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