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Welcome to the newest Foundation Board Members

Bethany A. Charlton, President/CEO Covenant HealthCare

Beth Charlton was appointed President/CEO of Covenant HealthCare effective July 1, 2021. Prior to this appointment, she spent two years serving as the Executive Vice President/CNO. She also spent four years serving as Vice President, Patient Services/CNO. During her long career at Covenant HealthCare, Ms. Charlton has held many nursing and leadership positions, including Director of Critical and Progressive Care units, IT Manager, and Nurse Manager roles in Adult and Pediatric Critical Care, the Family Birth Center and Medical Cardiology. Ms. Charlton began her career at Covenant HealthCare at the former St. Luke’s Hospital in 1989 as a student nurse.

Ms. Charlton holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Saginaw Valley State University, as well as a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. Ms. Charlton is a member of the Michigan Organization of Nurse Executives and American College of Healthcare Executives.

Adele Martin, Senior Organizational Change Consultant, DTE

Adele began her career in education as a kindergarten and first grade teacher in Carrollton. She was hired by the Frankenmuth School District to teach 4th grade, and then ventured into leadership and administration as List Elementary School's principal. She continued her leadership path and served for five years as the Superintendent of the Frankenmuth School District. Her time in this role was devoted to fostering a place for all by providing opportunities for students to succeed.

In 2013, Adele was chosen for the Gerstacker Fellowship Program. This year-long curriculum involved intense leadership weekends with educators from around the State of Michigan. She remains active in the Gerstacker II Program. Adele currently sits on the Wickson-Link Foundation Board, known for supporting many charitable causes that benefit students, families and community opportunities in Saginaw County.

She is married to Phil Martin, who serves as the Assistant Principal and Business Manager at Frankenmuth High School. Together, they have two sons; Drew, a junior at SVSU and Alec, a senior at Frankenmuth High School.


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