Learn more about the State Advisory Council on Aging

Advisory Council

The State Advisory Council on Aging is a 40-member advisory body to the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging (CSA). Appointed by the CSA, members of the advisory council study aging issues and recommend policy to the Commission.

Advisory Council Membership Applications (PDF Fillable Form*) may be submitted at any time throughout the year and must be submitted to the Aging & Adult Services Agency. Additional application instructions and a description of member duties can be found here (PDF).

The advisory council seeks to reflect the demographic and geographic diversity of Michigan’s older population in its membership.  Please contact Lauren Swanson-Aprill, advisory council lead, at swansonl1@michigan.gov or 517-284-0168 for more information.

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Advisory Council Members:

Commissioner Kristie Zamora, Chairperson – Region 5
Serves at the pleasure of the Commission on Services to the Aging Chairperson

​Don Ryan,
Co-Vice Chairperson – Region 3A
Term Expires: 10/31/2020

Wendy White, Co-Vice Chairperson – Region 7
Term Expires 10/31/2020

Edna Albert
Region 8
Term Expires 10/31/2020

Alan Bond – Region 1A
Term Expires 5/1/2019

Dennis Brieske – Region 3C
Term Expires 8/1/2019

Glenn Clemence 
Region 5
​Term Expires: 7/31/2021

Charles Corwin – Region 9
Term Expires 4/30/2021


Sara Damiano - Region 9
Term Expires 12/31/2020

Sandra Falk-Michaels – Region 1C
Term Expires 4/30/2021

Audra Frye – Region 1C
Term Expires 10/1/2019

Debra Johnson – Region 4
Term Expires 10/1/2019

Mary Jones - Region 5
Term Expires 5/1/2019

Victoria Laupp – Region 3B
Term Expires 4/30/2020

Kirk Lewis - Region 6
​Term Expires 10/31/2020

Gerald McCole – Region 11
Term Expires 5/1/2019

Angela Perone – Region 1B
Term Expires 4/30/2021


Ann Randolph – Region 1C
Term Expires: 7/31/2021

Patricia Rencher – Region 1A
Term Expires 8/25/2021

Joseph Sowmick - Region 7
Term Expires 8/31/2020


Joseph Sucher – Region 1B
Term Expires 8/1/2019

Elizabeth Thompson - Region 1B
Term Expires 8/31/2020

Terry Vear – Region 2
Term Expires 4/30/2020

Jo Ver Beek - Region 8
Term Expires 10/31/2020

Susan Vick  – Region 9
Term Expires 5/1/2019

Julie Wetherby – Region 2
Term Expires 8/1/2019

Lillie Williams-Grays – Region 7
Term expires 8/1/2019

Karen Wintringham - Region 1B
Term Expires 12/31/2020

John Zimmerman – Region 10
Term Expires 4/30/2020

Ex-Officio:  Mary Engelman, Michigan Women’s Commission, Robyn Ford, Social Security Administration

Advisory Council Meeting Dates:
All meetings are held at 9:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted. 

Advisory Council Meeting Minutes:

Advisory Council Annual Reports: