Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC)

The Public Health Advisory Council  was created within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at the recommendation of the Public Health Advisory Commission. The Council will develop an action plan for implementing the recommendations of the Commission and is tasked with providing advice about emerging issues in public health, monitoring the effectiveness of Michigan’s public health response system, and reviewing multiagency efforts to support collaboration and a unified approach on public health responses.
The Council is comprised of 20 voting members serving four-year terms.
 
 
Statute
 
 
Contact:

James Bell III, MSW
State Assistant Administrator
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
333 S. Grand 4th Floor
Office:  517-335-3701
Email:  BellJ10@michigan.gov

Current Members:

 
Denise Chrysler, Lansing
Representing a school of public health from an institution of higher education in Michigan, term expires 11/1/21
 
Dianne Malburg, Holt
Represents pharmacists, term expires 11/1/21
 
Michelle Styma, Posen
Represents the general public, term expires 11/1/21
 
Brian Hartl, Ada
Represents epidemiologists, term expires 11/1/21
 
Tanya Rule, Atlantic Mine
Represents an expert in environmental health, term expires 11/1/21
 
Kristin Schweighoefer, Ann Arbor
Represents a food safety expert, term expires 11/1/21
 
Kathleen Forzley, Troy
Represents the general public, term expires 11/1/21
 
Eric Adelman, Farmington Hills
Represents the general public, term expires 11/1/22
 
Denise Fair, Detroit
Represents a local public health official, term expires 11/1/22
 
Annette Mercatante, Goodells
Represents physicians, term expires 11/1/22
 
Jamie Zaniewski, Howell
Represents the general public, term expires 11/1/22
 
James Averill, Webberville
Represents veterinarians, term expires 11/1/22
 
Rory Lafferty, Canton
Represents a non-profit health or environmental organization, term expires 11/1/22
 
James Baker, Three Rivers
Represents local directors of public works, term expires 11/1/22
 
Shenlin Chen, Novi
Represents the general public, term expires 11/1/24
 
Jayne A. Deboer-Rowse, Madison Heights
Represents a registered nurse, term expires 11/1/24
 
Cheryl A. Dickson, Kalamazoo
Represents a nationally accredited medical school, term expires  11/1/24
 
Justin Klamerus, Bloomfield Hills
Represents a member with hospital administration experience, term expires 11/1/24

Anthony Oliveri, Okemos
Represents toxicologists, term expires 11/1/24

Linda Vail, Bath
Represents local public health officials, term expires 11/1/24
 

Joneigh Khaldun, Canton, *Chief Medical Executive - Chair
*Not appointed by the Governor

 
Ex-Officio Members
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - Director or their designee
Department of Environmental Quality - Director or their designee
Department of Health and Human Services - Director or their designee
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Director or their designee
Department of State Police - Director or designee from the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security