Meridian Leadership

Larry Moliterno


Larry Moliterno serves as both President and Chief Executive Officer of Meridian HealthCare.

He has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Larry holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Youngstown State University and taught as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Williamson College of Business for over 10 years. He also currently serves as a Trustee for Boardman Township.

Darla Gallagher

Senior VP/Chief Operating Officer

Darla Gallagher oversees all operation activities, administrative support, human resources and medical records for Meridian HealthCare.

Darla has over 25 years experience in the field of non-profit financial management and currently serves as the Senior VP and Chief Operations Officer for the agency. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Youngstown State University.

Dr. Luis Villaplana

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Villaplana joins Meridian HealthCare with over 30 years of experience practicing medicine in the Valley. After completing residency in 1989, he joined a local medical practice and a few years later opened his own private practice in the area.

His passion to help others led him to Meridian and into addiction medicine. His desire is to make a difference in those who suffer from addiction and behavioral health issues, along with providing integrated care to both current and future patients.

Dr. Villaplana graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor’s degree in biology in 1982 and graduated from Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico with a medical degree in 1986. He then headed to Youngstown to complete his Residency training in Categorical Internal Medicine at the Youngstown Hospital Association.