Alexandria Lueth, CPA
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Alexandria Lueth currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of CentraCare’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). During her time with CentraCare, Alex has been pivotal in the organization’s ability to successfully deliver exception, coordinated care for frail elderly adults in an otherwise complicated health care system. Prior to coming to CentraCare, Alex worked as a financial auditor with Plante Moran.
Alex received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Hope College in 2005. With an expected graduation date of May, 2018, she is also working toward a Masters’ degree in Healthcare Administration from the School of Public Health at University of Michigan.
Because of her passion for supporting older adults and promoting their independence and autonomy, Alex also serves at the Treasurer of the Friends of the Portage Senior Center Board of Directors. She also serves as treasurer for Western Michigan University’s Wesley Foundation. Alex resides in Kalamazoo with her daughter, Jordyn, and husband, Brian. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, cooking and spending time at Lake Michigan.
Director of Operations and
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
Certified in Health Care Compliance and certified in Health Care Privacy Compliance through the Health Care Compliance Association.
Laura has over 25 years of experience working in several acute and post acute health care settings with 16 years of health care corporate compliance, quality improvement, and operational experience. Laura has extensive expertise in consulting and working with a variety of health care providers to evaluate the effectiveness of their compliance and performance improvement programs as well as achieving operational efficiencies. Laura is currently the Director of Operations and Business Development for CentraCare, the PACE program in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties in MI. In addition, Laura serves as the Chair of the NPA Regulatory Compliance Subcommittee, a member of the NPA Q! Committee, and a member of the Public Policy Committee.
Debra Beard, MD
Primary Care Physician
Debra Beard, MD, serves as the clinic Physician at CentraCare in Battle Creek.
This organization provides care to the frail elderly in Calhoun County. She
is involved in the medical training of residents from W-MED.
Dr Beard received a BS from the University of Michigan in 1983 and completed
her medical degree at Wayne State School of Medicine in 1988. She completed
her residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago, IL
Dr Beard was in private practice in Grand Rapids from 1991-1997 when she
moved back to the Battle Creek area where she was born and raised. She was
in private practice there from 1997 until 2012 when she joined CentraCare.
Dr Beard is s member of the American Medical Association and the American
College of Physicians. She has been board certified in Internal Medicine