Public Health Advisory Council

The Public Health Advisory Council  was created within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at the recommendation of the Public Health Advisory Commission. The Council will develop an action plan for implementing the recommendations of the Commission and is tasked with providing advice about emerging issues in public health, monitoring the effectiveness of Michigan’s public health response system, and reviewing multiagency efforts to support collaboration and a unified approach on public health responses.
The Council is comprised of 20 voting members serving four-year terms.
 
Statute
 
 
Members
 
Eric Adelman, Farmington Hills
General Public
Term Expiring 11/1/18
 
James Averill, Webberville
Veterinarian
Term Expiring 11/1/18
 
Joneigh Khaldun, Canton
Local Public Health Official
Term Expiring 11/1/18
 
Douglas La Fave, Grand Rapids
Local Director of Public Works
Term Expiring 11/1/18
 
Annette Mercatante, Goodells
Physician
Term Expiring 11/1/18
 
Jesse Thomas, Canton
Representing a Non-Profit Health of Environmental Organization
Term Expiring 11/1/18
 
Jamie Zaniewski, Howell
General Public
Term Expiring 11/1/18
 
Jennifer Johnson
Representing a Nationally Accredited Medical School
Term Expiring 11/1/20
 
Sandra McGovern
Registered Nurse
Term Expiring 11/1/20
 
Cynthia Aaron, Milan
Toxicologist
Term Expiring 11/1/20
 
James Rutherford, Bellevue
Local Public Health Official
Term Expiring 11/1/20
 
Bill Manns, Ada
A Member with Hospital Administration Experience
Term Expiring 11/1/20
 
Dennis Whitford, Mount Pleasant
General Public
Term Expiring 11/1/20
 
Denise Chrysler, Lansing
Representing a School of Public Health from an Institution of Higher Education in Michigan
Term Expiring 11/1/21
 
Dianne Malburg, Holt
Pharmacist
Term Expiring 11/1/21
 
Michelle Styma, Posen
General Public
Term Expiring 11/1/21
 
Brian Hartl, Ada
Epidemiologist
Term Expiring 11/1/21
 
Chris Kolb, Ann Arbor
Expert in Environmental Health
Term Expiring 11/1/21
 
Kristin Schweighoefer, Ann Arbor
Food Safety Expert
Term Expiring 11/1/21
 
Kathleen Forzley, Troy
General Public
Term Expiring 11/1/21
 
*Eden Wells - Chair
Chief Medical Executive
*Not appointed by the Governor
 
Ex-Officio Members
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - Director or their designee
Department of Environmental Quality - Director or their designee
Department of Health and Human Services - Director or their designee
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Director or their designee
Department of State Police - Director or designee from the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security