McLaren Caro Region
Board of Trustees

Strong Leadership at McLaren Caro Region

  • Daniel Bristol
    Chairman

    Dan started his volunteer relationship with the hospital in 1998 as a board member. He lives in Caro and is involved in a number of activities in the community. These include the Knights of Columbus #3224, the St. Christopher’s Food Pantry and the Sacred Heart Men’s Choir. Dan retired in 2016 and enjoys his time with family and time for playing guitar on a regular basis.

  • Raymond Bates
    Vice-Chairman

    Ray has a Masters in Social Work from The University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Ray moved to Caro in 1977 from the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area, to be a Program Director at the Caro Center. He retired December 2001 as the Director of Social Work. He began his volunteer service with the hospital as a trustee in 2012, and was elected Vice-Chairperson a few years later. Ray has been involved in several local community organizations and boards for many years. Besides spending time with family, he enjoys fishing, being part of an acoustic music group, and woodworking.

  • John Hunter
    Secretary

    John was born in the old Caro hospital and grew up in Fairgrove on his family farm. He retired from the Caro Center in 2018 and then assumed the position of Executive Director at the Tuscola County Community Foundation. John is a very active volunteer and is not good at saying, “no.” He is the co-advisor of Future Youth Involvement, vice-chairperson of the Mid State Health Network Substance Use Disorder Policy Board, and Finance chairperson and member of the Caro United Methodist Church. He enjoys jumping in wherever he can provide support in order to better the community.

  • Bob Wolak
    Treasurer

    Bob is a native of Tuscola County, he grew up on a dairy farm near Kingston. In 1984 he married Chris Talaski, they have 3 adult sons and a daughter in law who all live in southeast Michigan. Bob recently made a bold career move when he accepted employment as a Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending with State Savings Bank. The bank is headquartered in the Traverse City Area but is looking to grow its commercial lending and business relationships throughout Michigan. Bob Joined the MCR Board of Trustees in 2014. Other community involvement includes President (2018-19) of the Rotary Club of Caro, board member for the Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation and Chairman of CBM, Community Bankers of Michigan.

  • Marc Augsburger
    President & CeO

    Marc Augsburger, a native of Northwest Ohio, graduated from nursing school in 1988. As a practicing Registered Nurse, Marc spent most of his clinical time in Critical Care, Flight Nursing and the Emergency Department. Marc and his wife Melissa have been married for 15 years and have two daughters. They moved to Saginaw in 2003 after he was named the Manager for the Emergency Care Center at Covenant Healthcare. While working at Covenant, Marc completed his MBA with emphasis in Healthcare and was later named the Vice President of Operations for Caro Community Hospital until moving to Iowa in late 2009 for his first hospital CEO position. He helped Horn Memorial Hospital work through some difficult periods, both with employees and finances, leaving the hospital in excellent shape.

  • Lisa Cook
    Trustee

    Born and raised in Saginaw, Lisa Cook is a current resident of Vassar. Prior to her retirement in 2014, Lisa spent 35 years in the financial industry, working most recently as Assistant Vice President of Indirect Lending for Chase Auto Finance. Her many years of dedicated service to the Midwest region display her deep desire to make a difference in the small towns of Michigan. She is excited to extend her vast experience in healthcare and to join McLaren Caro Region in its effort to provide local, quality care to the Caro community.

  • Lainey Ransford
    Trustee

    Lainey has been a Pathologists Assistant at McLaren Bay Region for over 15 years. She completed her undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University and then trained and worked in the laboratory in Pathology at both Desert Samaritan/Banner Health in Mesa, Arizona and Mayo Clinic Hospital, in Scottsdale, Arizona. While working in Arizona, she was a researcher and was published while studying and working with a professor at Scottsdale Community College.

    Lainey completed her residency through Wayne State University and then moved to Caro and was an adjunct professor of nursing students, teaching Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry and Medical Terminology.

    Lainey enjoys the variety of work she gets to be involved in as a Pathologists Assistant, from researching findings from surgeries to participating in autopsies, and more. In her spare time, she loves traveling and having fun with her husband Mark and their 3 adorable boys.

  • Clarence Sevillian
    President/CEO of McLaren Bay Region

    Clarence Sevillian is responsible for the overall administrative operations of McLaren Bay Region. He has been in the health care field for over 20 years. His career path included Vice President of Operations at Lapeer Regional Medical Center, President/CEO of Doctors’ Hospital of Michigan in Pontiac, and President/CEO McLaren Oakland in Pontiac. He also held the following positions at McLaren Flint: Director of Business Development and Strategic Planning; Director of Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine, Wellness, Diabetes Education, and Weight Management; Manager of Wellness and Sports Medicine; and Physical Therapist.

    A native of Michigan, Mr. Sevillian holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University and another Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan-Flint. He also has two bachelor’s degrees: one in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and another in Health Science from the University of Michigan-Flint.

    Mr. Sevillian and his wife, Arteka, have two daughters.

  • Brant Wilson
    Trustee

    Brant Wilson currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at The Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center in both Caro and Traverse City. He graduated from Caro High School and earned a degree in mathematics and psychology from Saginaw Valley State University. His masters degree was completed at Ball State University. Brant spent 12 years in the educational field before transitioning to his role at the The Lighthouse. He enjoys spending his time with his young family, playing the guitar, reading, hunting, fishing, and golf.