Jackson, MI – TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers Board of Directors announce Trent Roark as CEO to oversee their 15 locations throughout Michigan and Ohio. Born in Jackson, Michigan, Trent grew up in the Detroit suburbs. He joins TLC with an impressive background, including being one of the founders of the former NovaMed a national network of ambulatory surgery centers and healthcare related services.
“We are excited to have Trent join our team” says Kevin Lavery, Chairman of the Board for TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers. “With his passion and years of experience leading other major ophthalmic practices, I am confident he will grow our organization and improve upon our history of excellent patient care.”
Working in the healthcare industry since 1972, Trent was the practice administrator for St. Luke’s Eye Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida for several years. He left St. Luke’s to move to the Chicago area to help start an ophthalmology physician practice management company, serving as Vice-President of Clinical Operations and Compliance Officer. After the successful transitioning of this company to a publicly traded company, he formed his own healthcare consulting firm and also served as practice administrator for a small practice in the Chicago area.
Despite living in different parts of the county, Trent has never stopped loving U of M football (although he hopes the Ohio region of TLC won’t hold that against him!). Trent and his wife Carrol, have two grown children and four grandchildren. “It seems my life has come full circle” says Trent. “I am honored to have this opportunity to join such a great and respected practice.”
“As we look towards our future, we are excited for the leadership and fresh ideas that Trent will bring to our practice” says Laura Kilgore, Director of Clinical Operations for TLC.
TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers offers comprehensive eye care services in 15 locations throughout Michigan and Ohio. Treatments include diseases of the eye, cataracts, corneal disease, glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, Blepharoplasty, and laser vision correction. For more information about TLC Eyecare & Laser Centers, or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-852-8463 or visit www.tlceyecare.com/appointment.