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Board of Directors (formerly Executive Board)

The Board of Directors (formerly called the Executive Board) has the charge and authority to manage the organization and act on behalf of the organization in a manner which is consistent with the policy, goals and purpose established by the full membership in meetings of the Member Assembly.

Current Board of Directors


  • President: Joseph Stone, AuSable Valley CMH Authority
  • 1st Vice President: Carl Rice, Jr., LifeWays CMH
  • 2nd Vice President: Craig Reiter, Hiawatha Behavioral Health
  • Secretary: Catherine Kellerman, Newaygo County Mental Health Center
  • Treasurer: Randall Kamps, Northern Lakes CMH Authority
  • Past President: William Davie, Pathways Community Mental Health


Children’s Issues Committee

  • Tina Hicks, Gratiot Integrated Health Network
  • Constance Conklin, Livingston County CMH Authority

Contract & Financial Issues Committee

  • David Griesing, Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems
  • Dan Russell, Genesee Health System

Legislation & Policy Committee

  • Jim Shotwell, LifeWays Community Mental Health
  • Lisa Williams, West Michigan CMH System

Member Services Committee

  • Susan Svetcos, CMH for Central Michigan
  • Wil Morris, Sanilac County CMH

Regional Appointees:

Central Region

  • Deb Johnson, St. Clair County CMH Services
  • Elva Mills, Sanilac County CMH
  • Hank Weitenberner, Huron Behavioral Health
  • John Obermesik, CMH for Central Michigan (Alternate)
  • Douglas Ward, CMH for Central Michigan (Alternate)

Metro Region

  • Vacant, Director appointment
  • Linda Busch, Macomb County CMH Services
  • Malkia Newman, Oakland Community Health Network
  • Dave Pankotai, Macomb County CMH Services (Alternate)
  • Dorothy Burrell, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (Alternate)

Northern Region

  • Michael Welsch, AuSable Valley CMH Authority
  • Diane Pelts, AuSable Valley CMH Authority
  • Sr. Augusta Stratz, North County Community Mental Health
  • Karl Kovacs, Northern Lakes CMH Authority (Alternate)
  • Mary Marois, Northern Lakes CMH Authority (Alternate)

PIHP Delegates

  • Sarah Guadalupe, Region 8
  • George Botbyl, Region 1
  • Dr. Timothy Kangas, Region 1
  • Edward Woods, Region 5

Provider Alliance

  • Samuel Price, Ten Sixteen Recovery Network
  • Vickie Krigner, Common Ground
  • Kathleen Swantek, Blue Water Developmental Housing
  • Jacquline Wilson, Training and Treatment Innovations

Southeast Region

  • Kay Randolph-Back, CMH Authority of Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Counties
  • Maribeth Leonard, LifeWays CMH
  • Paul Palmer, CMH Authority of Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Counties
  • Sara Lurie, CMH Authority of Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Counties (Alternate)
  • James Neumann, Monroe CMH Authority (Alternate)

UP Region

  • Jim Moore, Hiawatha Behavioral Health
  • Dan McKinney, Hiawatha Behavioral Health
  • John Shoberg, Hiawatha Behavioral Health
  • Margaret Rayner, Gogebic CMH Authority (Alternate)
  • Vacant, Director appointment (Alternate)

Western Region

  • Clinton Galloway, The Right Door for Hope, Recovery and Wellness
  • Todd Koopmans, Newaygo County Mental Health Center
  • Julia Rupp, HealthWest
  • Tammy Warner, Montcalm Care Network (Alternate)
  • Amanda Shaffer, Montcalm Care Network (Alternate)

2021 Board of Directors Schedule (at CMHA Office, unless otherwise indicated)

  • February 5, 2021 (Zoom – 9:30am)
  • April 16, 2021 (Zoom – 9:30am)
  • June 14, 2021 (at conference – 4:00pm)
  • August 6, 2021 (9:30am)
  • October 24, 2021 (at conference – 4:00pm)
  • December 3, 2021 (9:30am)

To Download a copy of the CMHA By-Laws, click below

CMH Association of Michigan By-Laws

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