Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect

Created by Executive Order 2017-4, rescinding Executive Order 2013-4, the Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect is established within the Department of Health and Human Services and is designed as a multidisciplinary task force for the purposes of the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.  The Task Force shall consist of  at least 18 members appointed by the Governor for three-year terms who are professionals with knowledge and experience relating to the criminal justice system and issues of child physical abuse, child neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation, and child maltreatment related fatalities.

Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Homepage and Meeting Information
 
 Statute
 
 
Contact
 
Kevin Bryan
Interim Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Coordinator
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
235 S. Grand Avenue, Ste. 510
Lansing, MI 48933
517-241-7358 – direct line
(517) 241-7047 - fax

 

Current Members:

 

Jooyeun Chang

Designee of the Department of Health and Human Services,

 

Marian Dwaihy Briske, Harper Woods

Represents Judges and Attorneys

Term expires, 12/31/20

 

Shannon Lowder, Jackson

Represents Mental Health Professionals

Term expires, 12/31/20

 

Jennifer Pintar, Tawas City

Represents Law Enforcement Community

Term expires, 12/31/20


Yasmine Poles, Birmingham

Represents Judges and Attorneys

Term expires, 12/31/20

 

Kelly Ann Ramsey, Detroit

Represents Judges and Attorneys

Term expires, 12/31/20

 

Danita Echols, Ann Arbor

Represents individuals experienced in working with homeless children and youth

Term expires 12/31/20

 

Tana Bridge, Canton

Represents Mental Health Professionals

Term expires 12/31/21

 

Cheryl Lohmeyer, Monroe

Represents Judges and Attorneys

Term expires, 12/31/21

Bethany Mohr, Pinckney

Represents Health Professionals

Term expires 12/31/21

 

Paula Aylward, Marshall

Represents child advocates, including both attorneys for children and, where such programs are in operation, court appointed special advocates

Term expires, 12/31/21

 

Alexander Brace,  Lansing

Represents Mental Health Professionals

Term expires, 12/31/22

 

Kimberly Clemons, Detroit

Represents Adult Former Victims of Child Abuse or Neglect

Term expires, 12/31/22

 

Annie Harrison, DeWitt - Chair

Represents Law Enforcement

Term expires, 12/31/22

 

Jackie Igafo-Teo, Jackson

Represents Child Advocate (individuals experienced in working with children with disabilities)

Term expires, 12/31/22

 

Alane Laws-Barker, East Lansing

Represents Medical Professionals

Term expires, 12/31/22

 

Egypt Otis, Flint

Represents Parents and Parents’ Groups

Term expires, 12/31/22

 

Lynette Wright, Farmington Hills
Represents Child Protection Services Agencies
Term expires, 12/31/22


Joseph Merritt Jr., Mason
Represents the law enforcement community
Term expires, 12/31/22