McLaren Oakland Foundation
About Us

About McLaren Oakland Foundation

In 2004, the McLaren Oakland Foundation was formed to assure philanthropic support for McLaren Oakland in providing resources to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, race and financial status, has access to advanced health care services in Oakland County. In today’s health care environment, we look to the Foundation for fundraising initiatives to provide state-of-the-art technology for our patients, to support medical and safety education, to help enhance facilities, and support community outreach programs that promote health and wellness for all.

McLaren Oakland Foundation Core Fundraising Priorities

Outstanding Medical Care:

McLaren Oakland is committed to providing the best, most advanced care possible to our patients. In partnering with Karmanos Cancer Institute, our hospital has expanded the 6th floor in the West Tower to serve patients who are in need of inpatient cancer care. McLaren Oakland has also purchased many new technologies such as the Da Vinci Xi surgical system to offer less invasive, quicker recovery surgeries to those in need of operations.

Providing Medical Education/ Nursing and Training:

Our physicians, nurses, and medical professionals are critical in our ability to provide outstand care to our patients. McLaren Oakland leverages 12 resident and 3 fellowship programs to recruit and train the next generation of doctors and nurses. McLaren Oakland also continues providing educational opportunities such as classes and evening events like Dinner with a Doc to provide the best-in-class care to our current and future patients.

Community Impact:

Many patients come to McLaren Oakland with little or no ability to pay for critical care services. With the help of our generous donors, McLaren Oakland was able to offer more than $20 million in uncompensated care to those in underserved individuals in the Oakland County area. Your philanthropic support will ensure treatment availability to those in need with diagnoses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and life threatening injuries. Along with treatment, your gift can go to other areas to assist in making a difference in the health and lives of people in our community.

We are able to offer this incredible support because of our dedicated doctors, compassionate staff and the generosity of our donors. We’re excited about the opportunity to invite you to join us in supporting the McLaren Oakland Foundation.

McLaren Oakland Foundation Staff

  • Cheryl Clark
    Foundation Manager
    Cheryl.Clark@McLaren.org
    (248)338-5731

  • Angelina Tate
    Special Events Coordinator
    Angelina.Tate@McLaren.org

  • Our Leadership

    Laura Clark-Brown
    Chair

    President, Successful Equity Management

    Lynn Marcotte
    Treasurer

    Chief Financial Officer, McLaren Oakland

    Jackie L. Buchanan
    Secretary

    President & CEO, Genisys Credit Union

    Jacquiline Spicer
    Board Member

    COO, Baker College

    Robert Ferguson, M.D.
    Board Member

    McLaren Oakland

    Lindsey Kirk, M.D.
    Board Member

    Physician
    Kellam & Assoc.

    Cale Kirk
    Board Member

    Insurance Agent AAA Insurance - Waterford

    Michael K. Lawrence
    Board Member

    Terri Nallamothu
    Board Member

    Paul Palinski
    Board Member

    Patent Attorney
    Dobrusin Law Firm

    Steven Pearson
    Board Member
    Mary Mbiya
    Board Member

    VP Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager Diversity and Inclusion, Flagstar

    Wendy Jones
    Board Member

    Owner, Next Steps 4 Seniors, LLC

    Cheryl Clark
    Foundation Manager

    McLaren Oakland Foundation

    Margaret Dimond
    Ex-officio

    President & CEO McLaren Oakland