Department Equity and Inclusion Officers

All Michigan residents deserve fair treatment and respect from their government-in employment, state contracting, and when accessing services from state government. This administration is firmly committed to strengthening and developing equal opportunities in the State of Michigan. To assist in educating state employees and employees about the requirements of Executive Directive 2019-09 and monitoring compliance with this directive, each director of a principal state department and head of an autonomous agency subject to supervision by the Governor under Article 5, ยง 8 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 shall designate an individual within the department or agency as an Equity and Inclusion Officer. 


Equity and Inclusion Officer Contact List



Department Contact Email Phone
Attorney General Mary Beth Seppala 517-335-7431
Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) Ashley Batteen 517-290-0041
Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) Alfredo Hernandez 517-249-1731
Department of Corrections (MDOC) Toya Williams Office:  517-335-4125
Cell: 517-285-8748
Department of Education (MDE) Joetta Parker Office: 517-241-1256
Cell: 517-719-4843
Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Amy Epkey 517-242-7407
Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Michele Harper (Davenport) 313-402-8623
Department of Insurance & Financial Services (DIFS) Lori May 517-335-3667
Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) Kim Trent Office: 517-241-0087
Cell: 517-512-4197
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)  Courtney Adams 517-335-9734
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) Military Personnel: Linda Legg-Teeple 517-927-4882
State Employees: Noelle Rouse 517-243-1899
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Alexis Hermiz 517-284-5801
Department of State L. Peter Clark III 517-335-1957
Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Kelly Manning Office: 517-284-7079
Cell: 517-898-0219
Department of Transportation (MDOT) Brenda Frezell Cell:  517-230-1427
Department of Treasury Ashley Kuykendoll Office: 517-241-1332
Cell: 517-290-5301
Michigan Civil Service Commission (MCSC) Stephanie Lenneman 517-335-0309
Executive Office of the Governor (EOG) Poppy Hernandez 517-898-2846
Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Aileen Cohen 517-241-6703
Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) Jasmine Tompkins 517-231-3045
Michigan Lottery Donna Wilson 313-456-3475
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Tiffany King 517-241-6573
Michigan State Police (MSP) Lisa Rish 517-204-9526

Office of Children's Ombudsman (OCO)


The Office of State Employer (OSE)

Chris Kilmer


Jaime Abednego




State Budget Office (SBO) Kurt Weiss Office: 517-335-0050
Cell: 517-243-3139

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