Board of Directors


  • Chairperson Mary Anne Sesti, Physicians Health Plan
  • Treasurer John Newman, COO, Morlock-Noren, LLC
  • Karen Gallagher, Clinical Therapist, MSW, ACSW
  • Suzette Burkitt-Wesolek, MDCH/MSU Institute for Health Policy – Maternal infant Health Program Quality Improvement Coordinator
  • Becky Dantonio, Community Member
  • Tico Duckett, Duckett Brothers Distribution
  • Abdalmajid Katranji, MD, Katranji Hand Center
  • Emma Koppelman-Helvey, Emma Koppelman Consulting
  • Tom Mee, RN, MBA, President & CEO – McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital
  • David Neff, MD, Physician, Delta Medical Center
  • Doug Edema, MD, MPA, FACHE, Vice President — Sparrow Medical Group
  • Leonard Silverman, OD, Okemos Optometry
  • Paul Kennedy, President, KAK Network
  • David Houston, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Timothy Zielinski, DDS
  • Lucianna Solis, Community Member
  • Jean Young, Partner, Plante Morane
  • Barry Saltman, MD, Founder and President Emeritus


The Care Free Board of Directors is highly dedicated to enhancing the capacity of the nonprofit health and dental services provided to more than 7,000 local individuals. As respected, charitable members of our community, the board is responsible for the management of the organization, and its fiduciary, strategic, charitable and operational well-being.