Board of Directors
Laval A. Peloquin, M.D.: BIOGRAPHYBorn in Lowell, Massachusetts, Dr. Peloquin has spent a lifetime providing care for others. He believes: “Patient care must begin with meeting basic needs while protecting the dignity and integrity of that patient. All other efforts are for naught if these needs aren’t met.”
He was first employed in healthcare more than 40 years ago as an orderly. He kept this position throughout his college years, working to fund his education.
Dr. Peloquin attended Georgetown University School of Medicine on scholarship as a U.S. Army officer and began his postgraduate training at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. After his internship, he was assigned command of the U.S. Army Health Clinic at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois. This included oversight of physicians, administrative staff, nursing personnel and soldiers. He also served as a primary care physician for active duty and retired service members and their families, and provided occupational medicine services and medical support for a large command structure that supplied materials for all U.S. armed services.
After finishing his term of military service, Dr. Peloquin completed a residency in family practice at a program affiliated with the University of Iowa. He remains board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
He attained his childhood dream of becoming a small-town doctor when he created his practice in LaPorte City, Iowa, providing patient care from cradle to seniors. He maintained privileges at two regional hospitals, did house calls, and saw patients at several extended-care facilities. He was also medical director of his community’s ambulance services. His most recent post was as medical director of the largest occupational medicine department in the state of Iowa.
Dr. Peloquin’s leadership responsibilities included serving as president of Rural Health of Iowa; membership on two hospital executive committees; department chairmanships; ethics and credential committees; consultant and reviewer for a dominant insurance carrier; and member of a multispecialty clinic’s governing board and financial and operations committee.
Among his civic contributions, Dr. Peloquin has been involved in medical education, teaching medical students, resident physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants for more than 30 years. He served as an adjunct professor of medicine for the University of Des Moines. For a decade he served on the Blackhawk County Conservation Board. He is currently a deacon at Cedar Bible Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Arnold Kruger: BIOGRAPHYArnold served as a medic in the U.S. Army for two years. He was employed by John Deere in 1965, initially as a hydraulic assembler and later as a hydraulic repairman. Arnold served in many company departments as he worked his way up to a supervisory position in 1976, overseeing almost all of the company’s assembly departments. Arnold’s exemplary leadership skills include business development, relationship building, excellent communication, approachability, integrity, fairness, and a wonderful sense of humor. Arnold retired in 1998.
Arnold is married and a father of four. Arnold and his wife raised their family on a farm in Wellsburg, Iowa. His hobbies include woodcarving, hunting and fishing. He is an active member of Colfax Presbyterian Church, a Patriot Guard Rider, member of the Cedar Falls Amvents, and a lifetime member of the Parkersburg American Legion. Arnold enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family, which includes five grandchildren.
Mike Sullivan: BIOGRAPHYMike is a senior-level executive with more than 30 years of experience in financial and information services. He successfully aligns information systems with business strategy, and he directs information systems, vendor management, and cost control through enhancing productivity while maximizing profitability and developing key talent.
His publications and foundations include: co-founder of The Comet Dog Foundation (2009), STP Magazine – The Road to Business Continuance (2002), and IBM – Zero Tolerance (1999). Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He has undertaken extensive internal and external training in the financial securities industry, client relationship management, contract and negotiation skills, project management, and technology.
Dawn Drellos-Thompson: BIOGRAPHYAs legal counsel for Care Right, Inc., Dawn monitors and addresses human resource/employment, contracts, HIPAA compliance, and corporate compliance for both Wisconsin and Florida. She is a licensed attorney in Florida, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., and is also licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Dawn has a master’s degree in science management, with an emphasis on organizational and business structure, and a graduate certificate in mediation and negotiations. She is a licensed Florida Community Association Manager. She belongs to the Collier County Bar Association as well as the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Law and Employment Law sections.
Dawn is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership, and BNI Edison Professionals, and she serves as board member and secretary in her condominium’s sub-association.
She is proud of her memberships in the Liberty First Network and the Institute for Justice. She also does volunteer work for the Children's Home Society of Florida as well as various animal rescue groups.