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Legislation & Policy

In June of 2016, the Legislation Committee combined with the Policy Committee to form one single committee now known as the “Legislation & Policy Committee”. This committee reviews bills and other legislation introduced by the Michigan House and Senate regarding mental health and related issues.  It also reviews various policies – including Medicaid and others, introduced by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.


Current Committee Members

Co-Chairs:

  • Michael Welsch, AuSable Valley CMH Authority
  • Lisa Williams, West Michigan CMH System

Regional Appointees (from Legislation Committee):

  • Brian Babbit, North Country CMH Authority
  • Mike Bach, Copper Country CMH Services
  • Eric Doeh, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network
  • Jim Johnson, Region 10 PIHP
  • Maribeth Leonard, LifeWays CMH
  • Kenneth Partridge, Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems
  • Selena Schmidt, Macomb County CMH Services
  • Mary Serio, Livingston County CMH Authority
  • Amanda Shaffer, Montcalm Care Network
  • Mark Witte, OnPoint (formerly Allegan County CMH Services)

Regional Appointees (from Policy Committee):

  • Megan Burke, Macomb County CMH Services
  • Richard Byrne, Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority
  • Lindsey Hull, Shiawassee Health & Wellness
  • Jonathan Kinloch, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network
  • Matt Maskart, Pathways Community Mental Health
  • Melissa McKinstry, The Right Door for Hope, Recovery and Wellness
  • Dave Pankotai, Macomb County CMH Services
  • Diane Pelts, AuSable Valley CMH Authority (Vice Co-Chair)
  • Kay Randolph-Back, CMHA of Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Counties
  • Craig Reiter, Hiawatha Behavioral Health
  • Karla Sherman, North Country CMH Authority
  • Tammy Warner, Montcalm Care Network

To become a member of the Legislation & Policy Committee, email Monique at mfrancis@cmham.org.


2022 Committee Schedule (9:30am)

All meetings will be hybrid with Zoom and In-person options available.

  • January 19
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • June 22 *CANCELLED
  • September 21
  • November 16

To view previous meeting minutes, please click below:

Legislation & Policy November 2021 Minutes

Legislation & Policy September 2021 Minutes

Legislation & Policy June 2021 Minutes

Legislation & Policy April 2021 Minutes

Legislation & Policy March 2021 Minutes

Legislation & Policy January 2021 Minutes

Legislation & Policy November 2020 Minutes

Legislation & Policy September 2020 Minutes

Legislation & Policy June 2020 Minutes

Legislation & Policy April 2020 Minutes

Legislation & Policy January 2020 Minutes

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