Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission

 The creation of a permanent commission was a recommendation of the former Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board. The new commission will focus on implementation of the board’s recommendations and monitor the state’s efforts to eliminate lead exposure in children. 
 
Housed within the Department of Health and Human Services, the 15-member commission will act in an advisory capacity to the Governor and department director to coordinate and collaborate with all levels of government and stakeholders regarding programs and policies related to the elimination of child lead exposure.
 
 
Statute
 
 
Contact
 
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
South Grand Building
333 South Grand Ave.
Lansing, MI  48933
Office: 517-284-1055


Current Members:  

Christine Callahan, DeWitt
Represents a member with a background in early childhood education and development
Term expires: 12/15/21
 
Bill Ridella, Detroit
Represents local health departments
Term expires: 12/15/21
 
Trina Townsend, Grand Blanc
Represents a member with a background in child family support 
Term expires: 12/15/21
 
Joanna Kica, Lansing
Represents the general public
Term expires: 12/15/21
 
Rebecca Meunick, Ann Arbor
Represents an organization that focuses on lead exposure advocacy
Term expires: 12/15/22
 
Paul Haan, Grand Rapids
Represents an organization that focuses on lead exposure advocacy
Term expires: 12/15/22
 
Lyke Thompson, Ann Arbor
Represents the research and technology community
Term expires: 12/15/22
 
Mona Hanna-Attisha, Bloomfield Hills
Represents physicians
Term expires: 12/15/23
 
Danielle Brown, Flint
Represents the general public
Term expires: 12/15/23
 
Al Vanderberg, Grand Rapids
Represents local government
Term expires: 12/15/23
 
Other voting members, not appointed by the Governor:
  • Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive – Chair
  • Robert Gordon, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services, or his designee
  • Liesl Eichler Clark, Director of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, or her designee
  • Orlene Hawks, Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, or her designee
  • Gary Heidel, Acting Executive Director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, or his designee