Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect

Created by Executive Order 2017-4, rescinding Executive Order 2013-4, the Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect is established within the Department of Health and 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  at least 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 2017-4

 

 

Contact

 

Neila T. Johnson LLMSW
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Coordinator
235 S. Grand Avenue, Ste. 510
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 241-0231 – direct line
(517) 241-7047 - fax

 


Members

 
Christopher Wirth, Hudsonville
Represents judges and attorneys
Term expires 12/31/17
 
Danita Echols, Ann Arbor
Represent sindividuals experienced in working with homeless children and youth
term expires 12/31/17
 
Jennifer Pintar, Tawas City
Represents the law enforcement community
Term expires 12/31/17
 
Shannon Lowder, Jackson
Represents mental health professionals
Term expires 12/31/17
 
Julie Nakfoor Pratt, Hastings
Represents judges and attorneys
Term expires 12/31/17
 
Kelly Ann Ramsey, Livonia
Represents judges and attorneys
Term expires 12/31/17
 
Frederick Gruber, Southgate
Represents child advocates
Term expires 12/31/18
 
John Hohman - Chairperson
Represents judges and attorneys
Term expires 12/31/18
 
Cheryl Lohmeyer, Monroe
Represents judges and attorneys
Term expires 12/31/18
 
Tana Bridge, Canton
Represents mental health professionals
Term expires 12/31/18
 
Nick Lyon
Department of Health and Human Services
Term expires 12/31/18
 
Dorene Allen, Midland
Represents judges and attorneys
Term expires 12/31/18
 
Susan Heilner, Oxford
Represents child protective services agencies
Term expires 12/31/19
 
Lori Budnik, Rogers City
child protection services agencies
Term expires 12/31/19
 
Veda D. Thompkins
Represents child advocates 
Term expires 12/31/19
 
Lani Forbes, Hastings
Represents parents
Term expires 12/31/19
 
Catherine Onsted, Jackson
Represents parents' groups
Term expires 12/31/19
 
Bethany Mohr, Pinckney
Represents medical professionals
Term expires 12/31/19