Patrick Sustrich, MS
AL!VE Executive Director
Chief Integration Officer
Patrick has worked with the organization since 2009, and was instrumental in opening AL!VE in November 2011. He has extensive knowledge in physiology, nutrition and chemistry, business administration and facility operation.
Patrick received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in exercise physiology from Northern Michigan University. While in the Upper Peninsula, he obtained extensive experience from his work with Marquette General Hospital and testing and training athletes from the U.S. Winter Olympic Team.
He subsequently opened two fitness/rehabilitation centers. Prior to joining our local hospital Patrick was the athletic and facilities director for the University Club of MSU and the CEO of Kelsey Community Wellness Center in Lakeview, Mich.
His hobbies and interests include cooking, tennis, sports, especially baseball and hockey, family outings and camping.
You can reach Patrick at (517) 541-5860 or email email@example.com.
AL!VE Marketing & Operations Manager
Christina manages operations at AL!VE from marketing and programming support, to facilities and communication support. She has worked at AL!VE since 2009 as a fitness instructor and RELISH cooking class instructor. Christina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in visual communications design and marketing from Purdue University. Her background includes nearly 10 years of account management experience cultivating relationships with clients and seeing projects through to ensure goals and objectives are met.
Christina currently serves on the Can Do! Marketing committee as well as the Touching Souls Foundation board. Her hobbies and interests include spending quality time with her family - specifically her husband and two young children, participating in CrossFit, entertaining friends, traveling and sports - both spectating and participating.
You can reach Christina at (517) 541-5812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Health and Wellness Services
Jake has been with the organization since 2007. He has played a vital role in the transformation of MOVE, AL!VE’s fitness center, and also with the improvements in patient experience, operational success and overall quality of care of the hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and has specializations in health promotion and coaching. His background includes experience in strategic planning, corporate wellness, worksite wellness, employee wellness, event coordination, project management, personal training, coaching and is a two-time recipient of the Fulton Award of excellence.
He enjoys playing sports with friends, games with his kids, relaxing with his wife and watching MSU athletics.
You can reach Jake at (517) 543-1050 ext 52461 or email email@example.com.
Director of AL!VE Clinical Services
Kim oversees EMPOWER and clinical operations at AL!VE including physician clinics. She has worked with the local hospital for more than 25 years and played a key role in moving rehab services to AL!VE. Kim has an associate's degree in applied sciences from Davenport University, and her clinical background includes manual therapy, certified aquatic therapy, experience with chronic pain management and wound care. Her areas of interest also include general orthopedics and sports injuries.
Kim's hobbies and interests include spending time with her grandkids, traveling, outdoor sports and activities, MSU sports, cooking and reading.
You can reach Kim at (517) 541-5814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Wellness Manager
Ellen has been with the organization since 2012 starting as a wellness instructor and moving into her current role in 2015. She handles all corporate wellness accounts, employee wellness for hospital employees, group exercise instructors and programs at AL!VE, manages PRESERVE and trails at AL!VE, and is the chair for the Step by Step Non-Motorized Transportation committee for CanDo. Ellen also serves on many tri-county health and wellness collaborations such as Capital Area Health Alliance, Healthy! Capital Counties and the Non-Motorized Transportation committee.
She is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Community Health Education and a minor in Holistic Health.
Ellen enjoys cooking, anything outdoors and any social event with friends and family. She loves to spend time with her three children and husband-whether it be hanging around the house, gardening, fishing or traveling to the U.P.
You can reach Ellen at 517-543-1050, ext. 52463 or email@example.com.
Kristi is the former owner of Peas In a Pod Preschool and Childcare. She taught preschool for fifteen years prior to joining the AL!VE team in 2018. She has a true passion for working with children of all ages and watching them grow and develop. She is a graduate of Early Childhood Education from Kellogg Community College.
Kristi's hobbies include spending time with her four children and husband - going to sporting events and watching them play. She plays an active role in her church family and loves being a MOVE member where she can workout and spend time amidst her "happy place" as she calls it.
You can reach Kristi at (517) 541-5803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AL!VE Events Manager & Women's Health Liason
Kim leads the Guides who greet each AL!VE visitor. Her team is always available to help navigate the facility, as well as your health and well-being. She also handles the events that are booked at AL!VE and is responsible for creating and executing an experience-based service for all of our guests.
Kim previously worked as a nurse for five years prior to the opening of AL!VE in 2011. She is a member of the Michigan Nurses Association, serves on the Employee Service Association Committee, the Employee Experience Committee, and the Charlotte Performing Arts Center Friends Board.
Kim relishes sunny days on the beach and baking using new recipes. She enjoys dining out with family and friends and cherishes time spent with her children.
You can reach Kim at (517) 541-5811 or email her at email@example.com.
Angela came to AL!VE in 2006 to open and oversee FUSE. She has been an esthetician since 2000 and prior to coming to AL!VE she taught esthiology for Douglas J Aveda Institute. She has a passion for skincare and makeup. She accepts guests here 1 day each week.
Angela's true passion is being a great mom and wife.
You can reach Angela at (517) 541-5886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.