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:

Christopher Wirth, Hudsonville
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 the law enforcement community
Term expires 12/31/20

Julie Nakfoor Pratt, Hastings
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

Frederick Gruber, Riverview
Represents child advocates
Term expires 12/31/21

Cheryl Lohmeyer, Monroe
Represents judges and attorneys
Term expires 12/31/21

VACANT
Represents judges and attorneys
Term expires 12/31/21

Daniel Babin, Grandville
Represents a Child Advocate (court-appointed special advisor (CASA) member)
Term expires 12/31/22

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
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

Jooyeun Chang
Designee of the Department of Health and Human Services