The Children's Issues Committee focuses on mental health issues related to children’s services.


Current Committee Members 


  • Tony Lewis, LifeWays CMH
  • Connie Conklin, Livingston County CMH Authority

Regional Appointees:

  • David Beck, AuSable Valley CMH Authority
  • William Davie, Pathways CMH
  • Tina Hicks, Gratiot Integrated Health Network
  • John Kinch, Macomb County CMH Services
  • Todd Koopmans, Newaygo County Mental Health Services
  • Sandra Lindsey, Saginaw County CMH Authority
  • Mary Marois, Northern Lakes CMH Authority
  • Jennifer McCarty, Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare
  • Julia Rupp, HealthWest (Vice Co-Chair)
  • Lois Shulman, Oakland Community Health Network (Vice Co-Chair)

To become a member of the Children's Issues Committee, email Monique at

2017 Meeting Schedule (1:00p.m.)

  • September 19
  • November 14

Children's Issues September, 2016 Meeting Update

Children's Issues January, 2017 Meeting Update

Children's Issues March, 2017 Meeting Update

Children's Issues April, 2017 Meeting Update

Children's Issues June, 2017 Meeting Update