War Memorial Hospital operates under the guidance of a 10-member Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership team. Together, these individuals oversee, plan, and deliver exceptional healthcare services to the people of Chippewa County and the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

Board of Trustees

Ten dedicated community members make up the War Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. As a collective body, they are focused upon strategic planning, organizational financial health, quality metrics, and meeting community health needs while creating an environment that is satisfying to patients, employees, and providers.

The current members of our Board of Trustees are:

Tom Coates, Chairman

Mark Savoie
John Jorgensen
Maxine Anderson
Holly Kibble
Charles Palmer
Jamie Adair, MD
Kyle Raycraft, MD

If you would like to share a concern or compliment with the Board, please send a letter to:

WMH Board of Trustees
500 Osborn Blvd
Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783

Kevin Kalchik, MBA, CPA


Kevin was named President of MyMichigan Medical Center Sault in July 2022 and previously served as Chief Financial Officer MyMichigan Medical Center Sault (Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital) since 2004.

He came to Sault Ste. Marie in 2004 after working for Plante Moran, certified public accounting firm, and Munson Healthcare (Traverse City). Kevin is a certified public accountant, completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Central Michigan University, and master’s in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. Kevin serves as President of the Community Health Access Coalition, Michigan Health and Hospital Association Legislative Panel, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Marla Bunker, RN, BSN, MBA

Chief Nursing Officer/ Chief Operations Officer

Marla Bunker has been employed at MyMichigan Medical Center Sault (formerly War Memorial Hospital) for more than 40 years, working her way up the ranks. From early days as a certified nurse aide, then on to emergency department RN, patient care coordinator, vice president of clinical services, and finally in her current role as Chief Nursing Officer/ Chief Operations Officer.

Marla has pursued her education with equal commitment. She has an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Lake Superior State College, a bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) from Lake Superior State University, a master’s degree in healthcare business from Florida Institute Technology, and a project management certification from Boston University.

She was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and graduated from Sault High School. Marla and her husband Bryant (Kelley) Bunker have three grown children.