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  • Andrew Lasser, PhD

    Chair, Variety Care Patient

    Andy joined the Variety Care board in 2012 with an extensive background in health care experience.

    "I've been involved in health care at the administrative level for about 35 years on the hospital side of the delivery system, and I think that the kind of care that Variety Care offers is going to become a more important component of the larger health care system than it's ever been in the past."

    Andy believes the biggest value offered by Variety Care is how it helps connect people with few resources into the health care system.

  • Jared Deck

    Vice Chair, Variety Care Patient

    Jared joined the Variety Care board in January 2014.

    "In today's service-based market, Variety Care is a shining star in patient-centered, outcome-based health care. As Oklahomans, we strive for excellence in serving all patients throughout our state."

    While not attending board meetings, Jared is a father of two and works as an insurance agent and musician."We offer services statewide with profitable long-term benefits for the community at large, including the results of the improvement in overall health. When you invest in Variety Care, either with your time or money, the return on investment for you, the community and the state is invaluable."

  • MaryAnn Martin

    Secretary, Variety Care Patient

    MaryAnn Martin, Ph.D., is the Director of Communications for Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Oklahoma.

    MaryAnn joined the board of directors for Variety Care in the winter of 2015. She received her doctorate from the University of Iowa in 2010 and lives in Norman with her husband and three daughters. She teaches courses in public relations at OU in addition to managing all strategic communications for Gaylord College. After a lifetime of complicated health issues and a family with multiple chronic health conditions, MaryAnn has experienced firsthand the need for access to affordable health care. She proudly serves on Variety Care's board to work towards affordable health care for all Oklahomans.

  • Rhonda Carretero

    Treasurer, Variety Care Patient

    More information coming soon.



  • Mariano Acuña

    Variety Care Patient

    Mariano joined the Variety Care board in June 2009. He served as vice president of the board for one year before becoming board president in July 2011. He believes providing access to health care is an important step in improving the health of Oklahoma.

    “Access to quality health care provides a solid foundation for any community, and it is essential for the future success of our state. After seeing the commitment of the staff at Variety Care, I was so impressed with the operations that I wanted to help them in their mission to better the community.”

  • Lou Carmichael

    Variety Care CEO


    Ex Officio

    Lou has been the CEO of Variety Care since 2005. Since joining the organization in 2002, she has overseen tremendous growth in Variety Care's capacity, services and resources.  She graduated from the University of North Texas with a BA in Political Science and Psychology. She completed masters programs at the Kellogg School of Business (Northwestern University), and at the University of Michigan.

    "Variety Care's mission of making quality health care affordable and accessible is a community effort. It takes all of us. The talent and commitment of our board, donors and a dedicated staff make possible for us to serve more than 100,000 Oklahomans annually.

    "I am thankful and honored to work alongside a staff that has a ‘cause’ not just a job. With strong community partners and support we are expanding access to meet and ever growing demand for quality primary care. This effort is an exciting and rewarding experience for everyone engaged in the Variety Care story and your commitment to help is an investment in Oklahoma."

    The CEO serves on the executive committee ex officio without a vote.

  • José Cruz

    More information coming soon.

  • Titi Ekogbulu

    Advisory Visit - Norman

    More information coming soon.

  • Janie McCurdy

    "My first contact with Variety Care was through the annual Variety Show fund raiser. I have just been so inspired by the ability to help children and adults who otherwise have limited access to care. Variety Care just gets the most out of every single dime we have."

  • Jason Pledger

    More information coming soon.

  • Leslie Warrior

    Variety Care Patient

    More information coming soon.

  • Deisy Escalera


    Ana Deisy Escalera obtained a degree in Business Administration and recently graduated from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Deisy is an associate attorney at the Acuña Law Firm.  She has been dedicated to serving the Hispanic Community by being part of multiple educational forums and clinics directed to the education of the Community. Deisy believes that everyone should have access to healthcare regardless of their immigration status. She proudly stands behind Variety Care’s Mission of making quality health care affordable and accessible for everyone.

board meeting information


Variety Care’s Board of Directors is composed of both community members and patients (consumer members). If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Variety Care Board of Directors, please fill out our application and return it to Jil Monte at 3000 N Grand Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 or by fax at 405-228-0249.


2020 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule





March 22, 2021


February 22, 2021


January 25, 2021


December 7, 2020


November 13, 2020


October 26, 2020


September 28, 2020


August 24, 2020


July 27, 2020


June 22, 2020


May 18, 2020


April 27, 2020


March 23,2020


February 24, 2020


January 27, 2020


December 9, 2019


October 28, 2019


September 23, 2019


August 26, 2019






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