Contact Us

Julia Hitchingham
Section Manager
Phone:  517-335-8381
e-mail: HitchinghamJ@michigan.gov
 Provides overall direction of the Tobacco Section and staff. Provides budget oversight, policy direction, program planning, and evaluation. Serves as a liaison to various department committees and initiatives. Final authority on enforcement of Public Act 188 of 2009 (Michigan's Smoke Free Air Law).

Karen Brown
Consultant
Phone: 517-335-8803
e-mail: BrownK34@michigan.gov
 Manages the Michigan Tobacco Quitline contract. Coordinates tobacco dependence treatment and promotes integration of the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice and Affordable Care Act Guidelines with health care providers, public and private insurers, and health care organizations. Coordinates implementation of e-referral. Coordinates statewide tobacco education media initiatives.

Colin Consiglio
Inspector
Phone: 517-335-8386
e-mail: ConsiglioC@michigan.gov
 Conducts advertising and labeling inspections under the Michigan Tobacco Retailer Inspection Project.

Molly Cotant
Consultant
Phone: 989-619-1304
e-mail: CotantM@michigan.gov
 Provides technical assistance to local tobacco reduction coalitions and contractors in Northern Michigan, the Upper Peninsula, and statewide. Supports education and awareness of tobacco control policies to reduce tobacco-related morbidity and mortality. Serves as lead for earned media initiatives and helps assess progress on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) work plan objectives.

Blaine Cressman
Specialist
Phone: 517-335-1627
e-mail: CressmanB@michigan.gov
 Serves as the lead consultant for the Affidavit Review and Approval process. Assists with enforcement activities for Public Act 188 of 2009 (Michigan's Smoke Free Air Law).

Jim Harrington
Consultant
Phone: 989-619-4204
e-mail: HarringtonJ7@michigan.gov
 Provides technical assistance to community mental health and substance use disorder treatment agencies to implement policies and procedures that improve support for tobacco dependence use and treatment for their clients.

Patricia Heiler
Consultant
Phone: 517-335-1265
e-mail: HeilerP@michigan.gov
 Provides consultation, technical assistance, and training on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Clinical Practice Guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Provides consultation and technical assistance to tobacco reduction coalitions and contractors throughout the state.

Carrie Kirkpatrick
Consultant
Phone: 517-373-6522
e-mail: KirkpatrickC2@michigan.gov
 Provides consultation and technical assistance to contractors participating in the statewide Tobacco Use Reduction in People Living with HIV initiative.

Elaine Lyon
Consultant
Phone: 517-241-1195
e-mail: LyonE@michigan.gov
 Provides technical assistance to local tobacco reduction coalitions, community of color, and LGBTQ contractors. Establishes partnerships with other healthcare groups to provide training and support on tobacco issues, particularly tobacco dependence treatment.

Dawn Marie McCune
Project Assistant
Phone: 517-241-6686
e-mail: McCuneD1@michigan.gov
 Provides assistance to Tobacco Use Reduction in People Living with HIV initiative staff.

Martha Mello
Financial Analyst
Phone: 517-335-9972
e-mail: MelloM@michigan.gov
 Provides technical assistance to staff and agencies and acts as a financial liaison to Budget and Contract office for the Section.

Linda Nordeen
Specialist
Phone: 517-335-8386
e-mail: NordeenL@michigan.gov
 Coordinates activities of the Advertising and Labeling component of the Michigan Tobacco Retailer Inspection Project.

Jason Osoff
Analyst
Phone: 517-335-8599
e-mail: OsoffJ@michigan.gov
 Conducts inspections and enforcement activities related to Part 126 of Public Act 188 of 2009 (Michigan's Smoke Free Air Law).

Farid Shamo
Evaluation & Public Health Consultant
Phone: 517-335-8021
e-mail: ShamoF@michigan.gov
 Coordinates statewide efforts to increase communities of color involvement in tobacco reduction activities. Provides expertise in the design, management and evaluation of health status studies, survey questionnaires, data analysis, and presenting findings.

Lynne Stauff
Consultant
Phone: 517-335-1818
e-mail: StauffL@michigan.gov
 Provides project coordination for the Tobacco Use Reduction in People Living with HIV initiative and provides consultation and technical assistance to contractors participating in the project.

Sheyonna Watson
Consultant
Phone: 517-241-6195
e-mail: McCuneD1@michigan.gov
 Provides consultation and technical assistance to contractors participating in the statewide Tobacco Use Reduction in People Living with HIV initiative.

Vacant
Unit Manager
Phone: 517-335-9407
e-mail: NA
 Provides overall direction of the Tobacco Prevention and Consultation Unit and staff. Participates in program planning, evaluation and various division-level workgroups and integration projects. Provides legislative analysis and participates in public policy efforts.

Vacant
Consultant
Phone: 517-241-2762
e-mail: NA
 Provides technical assistance to various tobacco reduction coalitions and contractors throughout the state, and to agencies that serve the Native American, Latino, and Arab American communities. Leads information and education on emerging tobacco products and the tobacco-free schools initiative.

Vacant
Secretary
Phone: 517-335-8376
e-mail: NA
 Provides clerical and administrative support to Tobacco Section staff.

Vacant
Inspector
Phone: 517-335-8386
e-mail: NA
 Conducts advertising and labeling inspections under the Michigan Tobacco Retailer Inspection Project.

Tobacco Section

Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Control
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 517-335-8376
Fax: 517-335-9669
website: www.michigan.gov/tobacco