Chief Executive Officer
Laura Ferrara, CHC, CHPC, began working with Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. on a contractual basis in 2009 as the Director of Quality Assurance and Program Integrity. She then joined the Senior Care Partners Executive Team in 2015 on a full-time basis as the Director of Operations and Business Development. In 2017 Laura’s responsibilities shifted to Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Marketing and Enrollment and, in 2019, she was appointed by the Board of Directors as the Chief Executive Officer. In this role Laura works closely with the Executive Leadership Team and the Board of Directors to articulate and implement the strategic plan of the organization, build new partnerships, and give general oversight to the organization.
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 Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E.
Laura earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from New York University and a Bachelor of Health Care Science from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, she is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) as well as Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) through the Health Care Compliance Association.
In addition to her responsibilities at Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E., she also serves on the National PACE Association (NPA) Board of Directors, serves as the Chair of the NPA Regulatory Compliance Subcommittee, is a member of the NPA Quality Improvement Committee, is a member of the NPA Public Policy Committee, and serves on the PACE Association of Michigan Board of Directors. Laura is also a frequent speaker at various conferences including the NPA Annual Conference and the NPA Spring Quality Symposium.
Alexandria Lueth, CPA
Director of IDT Operations
Alexandria Lueth, CPA, MHSA, began her career at Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. 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 served with distinction until November of 2019. To be able to give more time to her family, Alexandria stepped down from her role as CEO, but continues to serve the organization as the Director of IDT Operations and continues to be an integral part of the Executive Leadership Team. During her time with Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E., Alexandria has been pivotal in the organization’s success and ability to deliver exceptional, coordinated care to frail elderly adults in an otherwise complicated healthcare system.
Educationally, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Hope College in 2005 and a Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan in 2018. She also obtained her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 2006.
Prior to coming to Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E., 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.
Mehmet Ismailoglu, MD
Mehment B. Ismailoglu, MD, serves as the Medical Director for the Senior Care Partners 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 Senior Care Partners team in 2016 as a clinical physician and in 2017 accepted the position of Medical Director for Senior Care Partners. 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 Senior Care Partners’ Longitudinal Clinical Experience program.
Director of Finance & Administration
Molly Petersen serves as the Director of Finance and Administration and brings to Senior Care Partners 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 Senior Care Partners 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.
Manager of Enrollment and Eligibility Services
Marianne Love began her career at Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. as the Intake and Community Outreach Coordinator in 2015. In that role she accomplished record setting enrollments by helping older adults within the community benefit from the outstanding services provided by Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E.
In 2017 she was promoted to Day Center Department Leader in the Kalamazoo center where she managed staff members in Physical Therapy, Recreational Therapy and Transportation. In 2018 Marianne was promoted to Center Manager of the Portage center where she managed the day to day operation of the center. In 2019 she accepted the role of Manager of Enrollment and Eligibility Services. In that role she gives managerial oversight to the team of Enrollment and Eligibility Specialists across all the Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. centers covering all of Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties and portions of Van Buren, Allegan and Barry counties.
Educationally, she holds a Bachelor degree with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. Prior to her career at Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. Marianne served as the Referral Manager and Director of Provider Relations at Tendercare Nursing and Rehab as well as Program and Membership Manager at Burnham Brook Community Center (now known as The Kool Family Center) in Battle Creek.