McLaren Lapeer Region Foundation Honors the Honorable Justus Scott at Gala

Physicians with over 20 years of service honored at Gala

The Honorable Justus Scott, a leader in the Lapeer community, as well as a steadfast supporter and champion of McLaren Lapeer Region. Ensuring advanced, high-quality, health services are accessible to the Lapeer County community.

Scott is the Probate Court/Family Court Judge for Lapeer County. He received his B.A. with honors from Michigan State University and received his Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. His past service to the Lapeer community included the positions of Prosecutor, Chief Assistant Prosecutor and Assistant Prosecutor.  As current chair of the McLaren Lapeer Region Board of Directors, Scott was instrumental in ensuring a smooth transition in the recent change in hospital leadership. His board oversight helped to keep the hospital in a financially-sound position, enabling reinvestment in technology, as well as programs and services to better meet the needs of patients and their families.

Scott was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Citizen Award on Saturday at the McLaren Lapeer Region Foundation’s fifth annual Harvest Moon Gala held at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Lapeer Region in Lapeer. “He leads with impact, influence and inspiration. Impact because he gets results, influence because his passion is contagious, and inspiration because he inspires us all to do better and be better,” McLaren Lapeer Region President and CEO, Chris Candela.

The Foundation also honored several physicians who have been part of the McLaren Lapeer Region Medical Staff for over twenty years including:

20 Years of Service:

Mohammed Al-Ameri, MD

Lisa Allen, DO

Sai Bikkina, MD

Keith Dharamraj, MD

Robert Go, MD

K.V. Mathew, MD

Jagdish Mirchandani, MD

Kenneth Tarr, DO

David Wiese, MD


25 Years of Service:

Karim Fram, MD

Leighton Lum, DO

Timothy Piontkowski, DO

Frederick Roberts, DO

Frederick Wurster, DO

Nabil Zaki, MD


30 Years of Service:

Robert Brengel, DO

Barbara Chapman, DO

Olan Dombroske, DO

Jeffrey Harris, DO

Douglas Hegyi, DO

Gunda Reddy, MD

Vishnu Sharma, MD

McLaren Lapeer Region Vice President of Medical Affairs, Gary Salem, DO, acknowledged the medical staff members, “Your dedication to the organization and the communities we serve is greatly appreciated,” said Salem, “You are an inspiration to your peers and patients and we thank you for making a difference in the lives of those around you.”

For more information about the McLaren Lapeer Region Foundation, contact foundation development officer, Barb Pote at (810) 667-5586.