Laura Lentenbrink

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Dr. Laura M. Lentenbrink holds multiple educational degrees to include a PhD in Health Services from Walden University, Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Post Graduate Functional Minor/Nursing Education from Wayne State University, MS/Nursing Administration from Andrews University, and BSN from Nazareth College. She currently serves as contributing part-time faculty with the Walden University Masters in Healthcare Administration program. Laura is a licensed registered nurse and attorney in the State of Michigan. Before serving Borgess Health as Vice President-Human Resources for over 20 years, she held numerous leadership roles which included Vice President of Nursing and Director of Patient Care Services. While in these positions, she provided clinical and non-clinical operational and executive leadership. Her experience also includes organizational education and development leadership, service as a Professor at Andrews University where she taught “Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration” to graduate level nursing students, functioning as an Instructor for “Fundamentals of Nursing” at Nazareth College, and tenure as a Consultant Trainer for the Michigan Department of Public Health. Ms. Lentenbrink has been appointed as a health systems leader for national initiatives, has served on multiple community boards, and has published in the areas of nursing shared governance, nursing management and Human Resources.

Courses Taught

MMHA 6000 - Foundations of Healthcare Administration

MMHA 6300 - Law, Ethics and Policy in Healthcare Administration

MMHA 6500 - Human Resource Managment and Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Healthcare Administrators

MMHA 6700 - Healthcare Operations Management


PhD, Walden University

JD, Thomas M. Cooley Law School

MS, Andrews University

BSN, Nazareth College

LEAN Healthcare Certification , University of Michigan (Extension course)

Post - Graduate Functional Minor in Nursing Education , Wayne State University

Certification to Conduct Human Based Research , National Institute of Health

Public Service

League of Women Voters , Member - Kalamazoo

Awards / Honors

Best Place to Work Award , The Gallup Organization , 2008

Best Place to Work- 101 Best and Brightest Companies Award , Michigan Business and Professional Association , 2016

Sister Irene Walden Leadership Values Award , Sisters of St. Joseph , 1998


Porter-O'Grady, T., Crocker, D. G., Kirkpatrick, M. R., Lentenbrink , L. M. (1992). Shared governance and collective bargaining-Integration not confrontation.

Porter-O'Grady, T., Lentenbrink, L. M. (1994). Contributing author - Nurse Manager Issues and Advice .

Aspatore Books, Lentenbrink, L. M. (2008). The evolution of HR trends.