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Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect

Created by Executive Order 2013-4, rescinding Executive Order 2010-18, the Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect is established within the Department of Human Services and is designed as a multidisciplinary task force for the purposes of the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.  The Task Force shall consist of 18 members appointed by the Governor for three-year terms who are professionals with knowledge and experience relating to the criminal justice system and issues of child physical abuse, child neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation, and child maltreatment related fatalities.

Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Homepage

 

 Statute

 

Executive Order 2013-4

 

Members

 

Larry Watkins, Flint

Term expires 12/31/16

Child advocates

 

Susan Hull, Oxford

Term expires 12/31/16

Child protective services agencies

 

Lori Budnik, Rogers City

Term expires 12/31/16

Child protection services agencies

 

Lani Forbes, Hastings

Term expires 12/31/16

Parents

 

Vacant

Term expires 12/31/16

Child Advocates

 

Betsy Boggs, Ada

Term expires 12/31/16

Parents groups

 

Danita Echols, Flint

Term expires 12/31/14

Child protective services agencies

 

Jennifer Pintar, Tawas City

Term expires 12/31/14

Law enforcement community

 

Shannon Lowder, Jackson

Term expires 12/31/14

Health and mental health professionals

 

Robert Sykes, Ionia

Term expires 12/31/14

Judges and attorneys

 

Julie Nakfoor Pratt, Hastings

Term expires 12/31/14

Judges and attorneys

 

Lisa Wenger, Grosse Pointe

Term expires 12/31/14

Judges and attorneys

 

Fred Gruber, Riverview

Term expires 12/31/15

Child advocates

 

Linda Hallmark, Bloomfield Hills

Term expires 12/31/15

Judges and attorneys

 

Kenneth Tacoma, Cadillac - Chairperson

Term expires 12/31/15

Judges and attorneys

 

Robin Eagleson, East Lansing

Term expires 12/31/15

Judges and attorneys

 

Gary Anderson, Okemos

Term expires 12/31/15

Health and mental health professionals

 

Maura Corrigan

Term expires 12/31/15

Department of Human Services