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Leadership 2018-08-03T17:49:51+00:00


Marillac Leadership & Key Staff Profiles, 2018


Lata (Kay) Ramachandran, MA

Chief Executive Officer

Kay assumed the top leadership role in 2013, leading Marillac’s transformation into a flourishing community health center. Kay possesses over twenty years of experience in senior management positions in health care, both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors of Canada and the United States. With fourteen years of Executive Director/CEO experience, her mastery in working with boards, senior leaders, community partners and elected officials has enabled her to develop and implement strategic plans, budgets, capital projects and clinic re-designs. Kay’s primary language is English. Born and raised in India, she also speaks Tamil and Hindi and possesses a deep understanding of cultural issues and economic disparities.


Erica Lovett Fournier, MD


Dr. Lovett assumed the interim role as Chief Medical Officer in July 2018. Dr. Lovett joined Marillac in February 2015 and is responsible for her panel of patients and directing her 17-member integrated care team at our Marillac/County site, while fulfilling the role/duties of Interim Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Lovett attended University of Oregon/Health & Sciences for her medical degree (2002) followed by a Family Medicine Residency in Portland, Maine. Fellowships in Integrative Medicine (2006) and Medical Acupuncture (2009) speak to her vision of wellness & wholeness. Her colleagues at Marillac know her to be a passionate champion for prenatal medicine and team based care. Her patients enjoy her keen ability to listen, educate and provide choices to them, leading to their personal investment in their healthcare.


Thomas Lavery, DDS

Chief Dental Officer

Thomas began his employment with Marillac in 2005 as a full-time dentist and was promoted to the position of Dental Director in February 2007. Dr. Lavery received his dental degree from Creighton University and completed his residency at Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, Wyoming. He possesses 36 years of private and public health dentistry and enjoys teaching and mentoring. Dr. Lavery is committed to continuously assessing local needs, identifying gaps in service and expanding dental service to assure accessible, affordable care for all.


Dan Becker, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Dan brings to Marillac 18 years of experience in finance and administration. Dan served as Finance Director for Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau, Wisconsin and went on to serve as the Director of Revenue/Business Analyst for Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness, an Indian Health Services Tribal Health Center in Crandon, Wisconsin. Dan’s scope of responsibility at Forest County PHW included the revenue budget, financial review audit, cost reports, managing the information technology and billing departments, overseeing collections and federal and state grants management. A University of Wisconsin alum, Dan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Accounting at UW-Eau Claire and an MBA at UW-Oshkosh. Dan joined Marillac in 2017, ready to guide the organization’s continued financial vitality.




Dr. Joseph holds a Doctorate of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University, Phoenix with a concentration in healthcare management/leadership. Dr. Joseph has spent the past 14 years in a leadership capacity developing integrated care within FQHCs. Her executive management training and experience in non-profit organizations and public health has also been enhanced through acquiring the Community Health Center Executive Management Fellow through the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Joseph, a native to Ohio, joined Marillac in January 2017.



Sean DeVeau, RN, BSN, J.D.

Director of Quality, Risk Management & Safety

Sean holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming, College of Law; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He will complete a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership by end of 2018. He joined Marillac in December 2016. Prior experience included his work with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Sean’s experience also includes 20+ years in the military — Active Duty and National Guard. His public and private sector experience and knowledge of healthcare law equip him to manage Marillac’s quality and risk management programs.


Kristy Schmidt

Director of Community Relations & Development

Kristy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University. Since 2003 Kristy has worn many hats at Marillac. She directs fundraising, grant-writing, special events, marketing, clinical rotations and community relations. In the past she served as Marillac’s operations manager and in 2011-12 capably executed the duties of Interim Executive Director. Kristy has implemented various grants and projects to address the needs of Marillac’s lowest income patients, those who are homeless, migrant farmworkers and their families. Her passion for our mission is evidenced through Marillac’s many partnerships, strong community awareness and numerous local, regional & national recognitions.