Alexandria Lueth, CPA
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Alexandria Lueth, CPA, began her career at CentraCare in 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer and was subsequently selected by the Board of Directors to become the Chief Executive Officer of the organization in 2015, a role in which she continues to serve with distinction. During her time with CentraCare, Alexandria has been pivotal in the organization’s ability to successfully deliver exceptional, coordinated care for frail elderly adults in an otherwise complicated healthcare system.
Educationally, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Hope College in 2005 and is working toward a Master of Health Services Administration Degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan with an anticipated completion date in 2018. She also obtained her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 2006.
Prior to coming to CentraCare, Alexandria had a successful career as a financial auditor with Plante Moran. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo, The Friends of Portage Senior Center, and the PACE Association of Michigan, functioning as the Treasurer for the latter two organizations. Additionally, she has been a speaker at National PACE Association Conferences on multiple occasions.
Chief Strategy Officer & Director of Marketing/Enrollment
Laura Ferrara, CHC, CHPC, began working with CentraCare on a contractual basis in 2009 and joined the CentraCare Executive Team in 2015 on a full time basis where she currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Marketing and Enrollment. In this role Laura works closely with the CEO to articulate and implement the strategic plan of the organization, build new partnerships, and give oversight to all functions related to strategy, business development, marketing and communications. With an extensive background in acute and post-acute health care settings for over twenty-five years, she is a leading expert in the areas of health care corporate compliance, quality improvement, and operations. Laura’s background in consulting and working with a variety of healthcare providers to evaluate the effectiveness of their compliance and performance improvement standards as well as achieving operational efficiencies makes her an extremely valuable asset to the work at CentraCare.
She earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from New York University and a Bachelor of Health Care Science Degree from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, she is certified in Healthcare Compliance as well as Healthcare Privacy Compliance through the Health Care Compliance Association.
She also currently coordinates a collective marketing initiative for four PACE programs regionally, serves as the Chair of the National PACE Association (NPA) Regulatory Compliance Subcommittee, is a member of the NPA Quality Improvement Committee, and is a member of the NPA Public Policy Committee. Laura is also a frequent speaker at various conferences including the National PACE Association Annual Conference and the National PACE Association Spring Quality Symposium.
Mehmet Ismailoglu, MD
Mehment B. Ismailoglu, MD, serves as the Medical Director for the CentraCare locations in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. A graduate of Albion College, “Dr. I” earned his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean school of Medicine in Plymouth, Montserrrat. Upon completion of his residency at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan in 1993, he served in private practice until 2014 when he became the Department of Medicine Section Vice Chief at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. While in private practice Dr. I also served as the Medical Director for the Calhoun County Correctional Facility, Medical Director for the Calhoun County Department of Public Health, Medical Director of the Southwest Regional Rehabilitation Center, Chief Medical Examiner for Calhoun County, and as a hospitalist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Battle Creek.
Dr. I joined the CentraCare team in 2016 as a clinical physician and in 2017 accepted the position of Medical Director for CentraCare. In addition to his current responsibilities he is also very involved in onsite training of medical students from the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine through CentraCare’s Longitudinal Clinical Experience program.
Director of Finance & Administration
Molly Petersen serves as the Director of Finance and Administration and brings to CentraCare a long history of non-profit work as well as extensive corporate finance experience.
She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Finance from Western Michigan University and a Masters of Management Degree with a concentration in Marketing from Aquinas College. She is also a 2004 graduate of Leadership Kalamazoo. In previous private sector roles Molly experienced tremendous success in the financial services industry. While in banking she was a recipient of the distinguished “Award of Excellence.”
Molly turned her experience in finance toward the non-profit sector serving as the Associate Director of Housing Resource Center where annually thousands of individuals were provided services enabling them to acquire and sustain suitable affordable housing. Joining CentraCare in 2017, she currently provides oversight to the areas of Accounting, Quality, Human Resources, Health Data Management, and Technology for the organization. Giving back to the community, Molly is a current board member of the Lakeview Foundation, Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo and MRC Industries.
Nicole Roy, RN-BSN
Director of IDT Operations
Nicole Roy, RN-BSN, joined the CentraCare team in 2014 and currently serves as the Director of IDT Operations. Nicole brings to the Executive Team over twenty-five years of nursing and management experience in health care settings and is a Dementia Care Specialist.
A graduate of Spring Arbor University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, she is responsible for directing the overall operations of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) which consists of all the medically related professional disciplines within the organization. It is through the IDT that the coordination of care is established and the delivery of exceptional care is delivered for each participant in the local PACE program.
In addition to her technical knowledge and expertise in nursing, throughout her career Nicole has also served as an experienced preceptor, mentor, as well as educator, and she continues to function in these capacities while providing outstanding leadership in her current role.