Commission Overview and Members

Certificate of Need Commission is governed by Part 222 of PA 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended. 

An eleven member Commission, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, has the responsibility to develop, approve, disapprove, or revise CON Review Standards.  The Review Standards are used by the CON Program Section to issue decisions on CON applications.  The Commission evaluates the Review Standards for modification on a three-year rotating schedule as identified on the Commission Workplan.  The Commission also has the authority to make recommendations to revise the list of covered clinical services subject to CON review.  All CON Commission meetings are posted on the Meetings Page and are open to the public.  

The CON Commission members are as follows:

 Thomas Mittlebrun, III
 Democrat- Term Expires: January 1, 2021
 Represents Organized Labor Unions

 Southeastern Michigan Chapter National Electrical
 Contractors Association

 Office: 248-720-2727

 Melanie Lalonde
 Republican - Term Expires: January 1, 2019
 Represents companies that are self- 
 insured for health coverage


 Denise Brooks-Williams
 Democrat - Term Expires: April 9, 2019
 Represents Hospitals

 Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
 Chief Executive Officer
 2333 Biddle Ave.
 Wyandotte, MI   48192

 Office: (734) 246-6004

 Gail J. Clarkson, RN and NHA
 Democrat - Term Expires: April 9, 2018
 Represents Nursing Homes

 10503 Citation Drive, Suite 100
 Brighton, MI   48116

 Office: (810) 543-0150

 Tressa Gardner, D.O.
 Republican - Term Expires: April 9, 2020
 Represents Individuals Licensed Under
 Part 175 to engage in the
 Practice of Osteopathic Medicine



 James Falahee
 Republican - Term Expires: April 9, 2019
 Represents Hospitals

 Bronson Healthcare System
 301 John St.
 Kalamazoo, MI 49007

 Office: (269) 341-8907

 Amy L. McKenzie, MD
Independent - Term Expires: January 1, 2021
 Represents Nonprofit Health Care Corp.

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan


 Robert L. Hughes
 Republican - Term Expires: January 1, 2020
 Represents Company that is not Self-Insured
 for Health Coverage

 Advantage Benefits Group
 89 Monroe Center, NW Suite 200
 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

 Office: (616) 458-3597

 Luis A. Tomatis, M.D.
 Republican - Term Expires: April 9, 2018
 Represents Individuals Licensed Under
 Part 170 to engage in the Practice of  Medicine

 Office: (616) 643-4768

 Debra Guido-Allen, RN
 Democrat - Term Expires: January 1, 2019
 Represents Nurses

 Beaumont Hospital, Troy
 44201 Dequindre Road
 Troy, MI 48085

 Office: (248) 964-8802





Department of Health and Human Services - Certificate of Need Policy Section
5th Floor South Grand Building, 333 S. Grand Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
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