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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to Mental Health Diversion Council

Thursday, December 3, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Milton Mack, of Wayne, to the Mental Health Diversion Council.

The council is housed within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and helps strengthen the state's mental health system. It offers solutions to improve services for Michiganders living with mental health conditions to help ensure better quality of life, safety, and independence.

"I thank Milton for his willingness to serve on this council and know that his experience will help ensure all Michiganders have an improved quality of life," Snyder said.

Mack is the state court administrator of the Michigan Supreme Court.  He previously served as the chief judge of Wayne County Probate Court, as counsel to Petersmarck, Callahan, Bauer & Maxwell, and as a special assistant attorney general.  He serves on the board of directors of Southwest Solutions and as a trustee of the Eastern Michigan University Foundation.  Mack earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, a law degree from Wayne State University, and a Taubman Fellowship for the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University/Kennedy School of Government. He represents the State Court Administrative Office and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of John Hohman Jr.

Mack will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Jan. 30, 2016. His appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.