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.



Mary Anne Sesti, RN
Care Free Medical



John Newman COO
Morlock Noren LLC



Suzette Burkitt-Wesolek, BSN

Becky Dantonio
Community Member

Mitch Dobrzelewski, O.D. DeWitt Optometry, Care Free Director of Optometry Services

Tico Duckett
Duckett Brothers Distribution

Doug Edema, MD, MPA, FACHE
Vice President
Sparrow Medical Group

Karen Gallagher
Clinical Therapist, MSW, ACSW

David Houston, Member
Dickinson Wright PLLC

Casey Kandow
Interim President & Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Greater Lansing

Abdalmajid Katranji, MD
Katranji Hand Center

Paul Kennedy
President KAK Network

Emma Koppelman-Helvey
Emma Koppelman Consulting

David Neff, MD
Delta Medical Center

Barry Saltman, MD 
Care Free Founder &
President Emeritus

Angela Epolito Sprecher, Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn

Jean Young, CPA
Partner Plante Moran

Timothy Zielinski, DDS
Zielinski Family Dental
Care Free Dental Director

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 Ave, Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: 517.887.5922       Fax: 517.887.5982