Administrative Team

 
Medical Director Erik Wert, DO, MPH, FACOI
 
Russ Kolski, Deputy Health Officer/Executive Director, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Eastern Michigan University and a Master's Degree in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University. He has also completed  the GWU Geiger-Gibson Fellowship Capstone and the University of Kansas Medical Center Community Health Center Executive Fellowship. Previously, he worked at Baldwin Family Health Care as their Strategic Projects Director. He started with the Ingham Community Health Centers in 2016 as the Deputy Health Officer/ Executive Director. Russell is responsible for the oversight and management of the Ingham Community Health Centers, working closely with the Ingham Community Health Center Board.

Dr. Erik Wert, Medical Director, holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Union College, Schenectady, NY, and a medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Wert is Board Certified Internal Medicine and is a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists. He recently completed his Master of Public Health Degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Wert final project examined Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for prevention of HIV in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community. He completed his traditional internship and Internal Medicine Residency at Ingham Regional Medical Center/McLaren-Greater Lansing in 2005. Following that he entered into private practice. Dr. Wert was both the Assistant/Associate Medical Director in August, 2014. Dr. Wert is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all medical care and services administered through the Ingham Community Health Centers. Dr. Wert also lectures on LGBTQ healthcare at both local and and state levels. Dr. Wert provides primary care services focusing on preventive medicine, hypertension and diabetes management. Specific areas of interest: LGBTQ healthcare, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and LGBTQ healthcare disparities. Dr. Wert has a positive sexual health stance, and tries to to make patients feel empowered to make their own sexual health decisions.   
 
Dr. Stephen Pittel, Dental Director, received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Detroit.  He is a Lt. Colonel of the Michigan Air National Guard and the Dental Service Commander, 127th Wing.  Dr. Pittel provides direct patient care and oversees all dental services within the Ingham Community Health Centers and Ingham County Jail, together with school-age and community-based oral health programs.   

Michelle Gordon-Releford, Grants Coordinator, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wright State University and a Masters of Health Science Education from University of Michigan-Flint. She started with Ingham Community Health Centers in September, 2015. Michelle identifies funding opportunities and coordinates the development, submission, and management of grant applications and rewards for Ingham Community Health Centers.

Krista Haven, Clinical Services Manager, is a Registered Nurse and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University. She began as a Registered Head Nurse with the Ingham County Health Department’s correctional unit in August, 1990, and joined the Ingham Community Health Centers in October, 2012. Krista provides clinical direction and oversight for the Ingham Community Health Centers’ nursing and clinical assisting staff. She leads the Patient Centered Medical Home team, with PCMH recognition for all Community Health Center sites.

Elizabeth McGee, Finance Coordinator, holds a Bachelors of Science in Management from the University of Massachusetts. She began with Ingham County as an Administrative Analyst in 2005. In 2013, she became the Finance Coordinator for the Ingham Community Health Centers. Beth is responsible for coordinating the development of and monitoring all Community Health Center budgets, including grants, contracts and managed care arrangements. 

Anne Scott, Strategic Project Implementation Manager, received her Bachelor's in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Community Development and a Master's of Public Health from Michigan State University. Anne has held several roles since joining the Ingham Community Health Centers in 2013, including Grants Coordinator, Child and Adolescent Health Program Coordinator, and Health Center Supervisor. In her current role, Anne oversees strategic planning, compliance, quality improvement/quality assurance,and Health Center promotion and advocacy.

Izabela Wackowski-Norris, Community Health Center Supervisor, holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Development and a Master of Science in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. She started with the Ingham Community Health Centers in December, 2013, and provides administrative oversight to the Forest Community Health Center, in addition to managing the refugee and Ryan White programs. Izabela is responsible for administrative and clinical oversight, program development, and budget management.

Lucretia Ware, Community Health Center Supervisor, holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from Davenport University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University.  She started with the Ingham Community Health Centers in 1995 and currently provides administrative oversight to Birch Health Center and River Oak Community Health Center.  She is responsible for administrative and clinical oversight, program development, and budget management.