Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission

The creation of a permanent commission was a recommendation of the Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board, chaired by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. The new commission will focus on implementation of the board’s recommendations and monitor the state’s efforts to eliminate lead exposure in children. 
 
Housed within the Department of Health and Human Services, the 15-member commission will act in an advisory capacity to the Governor and department director to coordinate and collaborate with all levels of government and stakeholders regarding programs and policies related to the elimination of child lead exposure.
 
Statute:
 
Contact
 
Kristin Benson
Senior Executive Management Assistant to
Eden V. Wells, MD, MPH, FACPM
Chief Medical Executive
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
South Grand Building
333 South Grand Ave.
Lansing, MI  48933
Office: 517-284-1055
 
Members
Christine Callahan, DeWitt
Represents a member with a background in early childhood education and development
Term expires: 12/15/17
 
Missy Chaliss, Bath
Represents a member with a background in child family support 
Term expires: 12/15/17
 
Jeffrey Harthun, Bear Lake
Represents the general public
Term expires: 12/15/17
 
Bill Ridella, Detroit
Represents local health departments
Term expires: 12/15/17
 
Rebecca Meunick, Ann Arbor
Represents an organization that focuses on lead exposure advocacy
Term expires: 12/15/18
 
Paul Haan, Grand Rapids
Represents an organization that focuses on lead exposure advocacy
Term expires: 12/15/18
 
Lyke Thompson, Ann Arbor
Represents the research and technology community
Term expires: 12/15/18
 
Mona Hanna-Attisha, Bloomfield Hills
Represents physicians
Term expires: 12/15/19
 
Tina Reynolds, East Lansing
Represents the general public
Term expires: 12/15/19
 
All Vanderberg, Grand Rapids
Represents local government
Term expires: 12/15/19
 
Other voting members, not appointed by the Governor:
  • Dr. Eden Wells, Chief Medical Executive – Chair
  • Nick Lyon, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, or his designee
  • Heidi Grether, Director of the Department of Environmental Quality, or her designee
  • Shelly Edgerton, Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, or her designee
  • Earl Poleski, Executive Director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, or his designee