Slagle named interim Michigan Veteran Health System CEO

Contact: Lynn Sutfin, MVAA, 517-284-5230
Agency: Military and Veterans Affairs

Steve Rolston to serve as interim leader of Jacobetti Home

December 6, 2016

LANSING, Mich. - Brad Slagle, COO of the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, has been named interim CEO of the Michigan Veteran Health System. Steve Rolston, MVHS vice president of operations, will oversee day-to-day operations of the Jacobetti Home as interim COO.

Slagle became interim CEO on Nov. 28 following the departure of CEO Leslie Shanlian, who left to take a position in the private sector. MVHS is an integrated health care system providing quality residential, long-term health care to veterans of all eras through Michigan's two state veterans homes; Jacobetti and the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

Slagle served as business manager and deputy administrator of the Jacobetti Home from 1999 to 2005, before becoming the administrator in 2005. He has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 2001, and is the past president of the National Association of State Veteran Homes. 

"As a member of MVHS’s current leadership, his transition to interim CEO provides continuity in vision and commitment to continued excellence,” said Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director James Robert Redford. "Always a strong member of our team, Brad will bring his experience to both homes to help craft the future of long-term care delivery in Michigan.”

Slagle holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan and an associate degree in accounting from Bay de Noc Community College.

Rolston has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 2001, and holds a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Davenport University and a certificate in long-term care administration from Michigan State University’s Broad School of Business.

Rolston has experience with independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and adult day care and was previously CEO of an assisted and independent living facility.

“Steve’s wide array of experience in senior living and understanding of the long-term care needs of today’s veterans will help the Jacobetti Home continue its long-standing history of quality medical and nursing care to veterans in the Upper Peninsula,” Redford said.