Board of Directors

Chair Tina Fraley
Service Specialist
State of Michigan – DHHS

Vice-ChairJames Currier
Attorney
James R. Currier Attorney at Law

Secretary Laura Godwin
Director & Aftercare Coordinator
Pollock Randall Funeral Home

Treasurer Linda McGrath
CPA
Frohm, Kelley, Butler, & Ryan, PC

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

Mary Jarad
Community Member

Lisa Moore
Direct Care Coordinator
Lake Huron Medical Center

Alice Rieves
Executive Director
Mid-City Nutrition

Paula Carnaghi
Pharmacist Care Manager
Lake Huron Medical Center
Ascension River District Hospital

Leadership Team

Executive Leadership

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. Candace Kimpson, Associate Medical Director

Dr. Candace J. Kimpson is a board-certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care. Dr. Kimpson graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her sub-specialty training through the Detroit Medical Center. In addition to her expertise in the field of Emergency Medical treatment, she has been an advocate for the appropriate medical treatment of the frail, elderly. Dr. Kimpson has been instrumental in the development of programs directed at wrap around services for this population in Michigan.

She currently serves as Associate Medical Director for VNA & Blue Water Hospice. Her mission is to communicate the benefits of Hospice to community members and to improve access to those who desire Hospice care.


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.

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