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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 Information

Veronica Flores
Governor's Task Force Coordinator  
MDHHS-GTFCAN

Current Members

Demetrius Starling
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