Public Health Advisory Commission

 The 24-member commission will complete an assessment of the current public health service delivery system in Michigan, at both the state and local level. It will include a review of
  • the organization of public health functions within and across the executive departments of this state;
  • the division of responsibilities between state and local public health authorities; and
  • the regulatory framework established by the Public Health Code, 1978 PA 368.
The commission is to complete its work and issue a final report to the Governor for his consideration no later than April 1, 2017.  
Members will serve at the pleasure of the Governor. 
Eden Wells - Chair
Chief Medical Executive
Cynthia Aaron, Milan
Medical Director for the Children's Hospital of Michigan Regional Poison Control Center
Represent toxicologists
Eric Adelman, Farmington Hills
Executive Director of Kadima
Represents the general public
Denise Chrysler, Lansing
Director of the Network for Public Health Law Mid-States Regional Center at the University of Michigan
Represents schools of public health from higher education institutions
Represents local public health officials
William Fales, Kalamazoo
Associate Dean for Clinical Applications, Chief of EMS and Disaster Medicine at Western Michigan University's Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
Represents medical schools in this state
Kathleen Forzley, Troy
Health Officer for Oakland County Health Division
Represents local public health officials
Mark Fowler, East Jordan
Water/Waste Management Superintendent for Boyne City
Represents local directors of Public Works
Debra Furr-Holden, Flint
C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Represents epidemiologists
Robert Gouin, Shepherd
Environmental Health Director of Mid-Michigan District Health Department
Represents environmental health experts
Mona Hanna-Attisha, West Bloomfield
Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center in Flint
Represents physicians
Chris Kolb, Ann Arbor
President and CEO of the Michigan Environmental Council
Represents the non-profit health/environmental organizations
Dianne Malburg, Holt
Chief Operations Officer of the Michigan Pharmacists Association
Represents pharmacists
Bill Manns, Ada
President of Trinity Health/Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Represents a member with hospital administration experience
Susie Meshigaud, Wilson
Director of Health and Human Services of Hannahville Indian Community
Represents the general public
Kristen Schweighoefer, Ann Arbor
Environmental Health Director of Washtenaw County Public Health
Represents food safety experts
Ann Sheehan, Kalamazoo
Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Nursing
Represents registered nurses
Michelle Styma, Posen
CEO of Thunder Bay Communty Health Services, Inc.
Represents the general public
Melinda Wilkins, East Lansing
Director of the Online Master of Science Food Safety with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University
Represents veterinarians
The following five department heads or their designees will serve as non-voting, ex-officio members:
  • Jamie Clover Adams, Director, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Heidi Grether, Director, Department of Environmental Quality
  • Nick Lyon, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Shelly Edgerton, Director, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, Director, Michigan State Police