We are making a difference one patient at a time. Earlier care helps people avoid more expensive, chronic illnesses and trips to the emergency department.

Farhan Bhatti, M.D., CEO

Board of Directors

The Care Free Board of Directors is highly dedicated to enhancing the capacity of the nonprofit health and dental services provided to more than 5,000 local individuals. As respected, charitable members of our community, the board is responsible for the management of the organization and its fiduciary, strategic, charitable, and operational well-being.

  • Chairperson Mary Anne Sesti, Physicians Health Plan
  • Treasurer John Newman, COO, Morlock-Noren, LLC
  • Karen Gallagher, Clinical Therapist, MSW, ACSW
  • Suzette Burkitt-Wesolek, MDCH/MSU Institute for Health Policy – 
    Maternal infant Health Program Quality Improvement Coordinator
  • Becky Dantonio, Community Member
  • Tico Duckett, Duckett Brothers Distribution
  • Abdalmajid Katranji, MD, Katranji Hand Center
  • Emma Koppelman-Helvey, Emma Koppelman Consulting
  • Casey Kandow, President and CEO, McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital
  • David Neff, DO, Chief Medical Director, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • Doug Edema, MD, MPA, FACHE, Vice President – Sparrow Medical Group
  • Paul Kennedy, President, KAK Network
  • David Houston, Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Timothy Zielinski, DDS
  • Mitch Dobrzelewski, O.D., Dewitt Optometry & Care Free Director of Optometry Services
  • Angela Epolito Sprecher, Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn
  • Jean Young, Partner, Plante Morane
  • Barry Saltman, MD, Founder and President Emeritus

Lansing visits
We have provided over 40,000 visits to the uninsured or under-insured in our community. We have done this with a small medical staff, medical volunteers and our generous supporters.

Care Free Medical 5135 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: 517.887.5922       Fax: 517.887.5982