McLaren Caro Region
Board of Trustees

Strong Leadership at McLaren Caro Region

  • Daniel Bristol

    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

    Ray moved to Caro 27 years ago to be the Director of Social Work at the Caro Regional Center. He began his volunteer service with Caro Community Hospital as a trustee in 2012, and was elected Vice-Chairperson about a year ago. Ray enjoys fishing and being a part of an acoustic music group. He has also been involved in woodworking since high school and loves creating furniture pieces.

  • John Hunter

    John was born in the old Caro hospital and grew up in Fairgrove. He is a very active volunteer and is not good at saying, “no.” He prefers to “give it a try” as the youth advisor of Future Youth Involvement with the Tuscola County Community Foundation, as vice-chairperson of the Mid State Substance Youth Disorder Advisory Board, as finance-chairperson and member of the Caro United Methodist Church, and as a member of the County Planning Commission with Parks and Recreation. He enjoys jumping in wherever he can provide support in order to better the community.

  • Bob Wolak

    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

    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

    Lainey is a Pathologists Assistant at McLaren Bay Region. She joined the CCH Board of Trustees in 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University and her residency through Wayne State University. Lainey enjoys the variety of work she gets to be involved in on a daily basis. She researches findings from surgeries as well as participating in autopsies.

  • Mark O'Halla
    McLaren Health Care Executive Vice President, COO

    Mark S. O’Halla is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for McLaren Health Care Corporation. Mark originally joined the McLaren system in 2005 as President and CEO of McLaren Macomb, a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mt Clemens, Michigan where he engineered a financial turnaround that moved the hospital from 3 consecutive years of losses totaling $50 million to a $12 million positive bottom-line in his first 12 months.

    Before coming to McLaren Macomb, Mark spent six years as Chief Executive Officer of St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator, Illinois, a 251-bed facility that is part of the Hospital Sisters Health System. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic in Clifton Springs, New York and Chief Financial Officer of Myers Community Hospital in Sodus, New York.

    Mark earned an MBA from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester and a BA in Accounting with a minor in Finance from the University of Toledo. Additionally he holds a Nursing Home Administrators License in the State of New York.

  • Brant Wilson

    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.

  • Raymond Bates
    Ray Bates

    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
    John Hunter

    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.