Appointments made to Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities
December 15, 2011
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced appointments to the Michigan Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities (MICC).
The 21-member council advises the Michigan Department of Education in the preparation of applications for financial and other assistance for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities. The council also advises and assists the department regarding the appropriate services for children from birth through the age of 5.
"The appointees bring years of experience working with our young people with developmental disabilities," Snyder said. "I am confident they will work hard to ensure these individuals are given the best care, service and supports."
Julie Lagos, of Macomb Township, is the family liaison for Early On Macomb, where she involves families in Early On initiatives, provides family support and ensures that parent's voices are heard. She is a member of the Local Interagency Coordinating Council, the Macomb County Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Resource and the Education and Support Task Force. She earned an associate's degree from Macomb Community College and a bachelor's degree from Rochester College. Lagos will replace Mark Larson as chair. Her term as a member will expire Oct. 31, 2013.
Lauren Heilman, of Cadillac, is business administrator and human resource coordinator for Kettunen Center in Tustin. She is also the Great Start Interim Parent Liaison for the Wexford-Missaukee Great State Collaborative and substitute teacher for the Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District. Heilman earned a bachelor's degree from Baker College and a master's degree in education from Ferris State University. She represents parents and replaces Emilie Mullins.
Judy Goth-Owens, of East Lansing, is a faculty member at Lansing Community College, where she teaches courses in child development. She previously worked with the Ingham Intermediate School District as a parent educator and provided education and support to families of children from birth to five years old. Goth-Owens served nearly 10 years as a training coordinator for the Office for Young Children in the Ingham County Health Department. She earned a bachelor's degree in special education from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in human development and leadership in education from Pacific Oaks College in California. Goth-Owens will represent individuals involved in personnel preparation and replaces Mark Larson as a member.
Stephanie Peters, of Eaton Rapids, is retired. She is the former supervisor of Early Childhood and Special Education Support Services for the Ingham Intermediate School District and has nearly 40 years of experience working with special education and early childhood development. Peters earned both a bachelor's degree in social science and a master's degree in education from Michigan State University. She will represent other individuals and fills a vacancy left by the resignation of Evan Peters.
Prachi Shah, of Ann Arbor, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan and a staff pediatrician with the University of Michigan Hospital System. She previously taught at the Baylor College of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Shah earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and a medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine. She will represent other individuals and replaces Julie Lumeng.
Barbara Corbin, of Jenison, is a licensed social worker and the Early On Coordinator for the Kent Intermediate School District. She also develops and facilitates the local Service Area Plan of early intervention in the county. Corbin earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Aquinas College and a master's degree in clinical social work from Western Michigan University. Corbin represents public and private providers of early intervention services.
Peters will serve the remainder of a term expiring Oct. 31, 2012, and all other appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Oct. 31, 2015. The appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.