Board of Directors, Leadership, Medical Directors, & Teams

Board of Directors

Chair Linda McGrath
Frohm, Kelley, Butler, & Ryan, PC

Vice-Chair Richard Hotchkin
Senior Pastor
St. John’s United Church of Christ

Treasurer Jay Lindsey
Retired Supervisor
DTE Energy

Secretary Nigar Hussain
Community Member

Angela DeLaere, MBA, FACHE
President & CEO
Visiting Nurse Association & Blue Water Hospice

Tina Fraley
Service Specialist
State of Michigan – DHHS

Laura Godwin
Director & Aftercare Coordinator
Pollock Randall Funeral Home

Mary Jarad
Community Member

Lisa Moore
Direct Care Coordinator
Lake Huron Medical Center

Justin Neil
Justin Neil & Associates

Alice Rieves
Executive Director
Mid-City Nutrition

Leadership Team

Executive Leadership

Senior Leadership


Medical Directors

Dr. Doru Bali, Medical Director

Doru Bali, MD, MBA, FACEP graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2002. He completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital/Wayne State University in 2005. His professional interests include population health management, social determinants of health, and end of life care. In addition to serving as Medical Director at VNA & Blue Water Hospice, he remains active in clinical emergency medicine as well as emergency medicine leadership.

Dr. Bali, and his family, moved to the Blue Water Area in 2018.

Dr. Rajat Prakash, Associate Medical Director

Rajat Prakash, MD, graduated from India in 1991. He then completed an internship at Stobhill General Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. He completed his residency at Victoria Hospital in Blackpool, England. In 1995, he came to the United States. Since completing a residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in 1998, Dr. Prakash has been practicing hospital medicine. In 2003, he moved to Port Huron, Michigan, and is currently on-staff at McLaren Port Huron hospital, and Lake Huron Medical Center. Dr. Prakash is board certified in hospital medicine.

Dr. Edmond Fitzgerald, Volunteer Physician

Edmond Fitzgerald, MD, is an internal medicine specialist in Port Huron, Michigan. He has been practicing for 58 years. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1955.

Our Teams