We create products and provide services our partners rely on to build health care workforce capacity.

What We Do


Research & report critical issues facing Michigan's health care workforce.


Bring together stakeholders to achieve meaningful results.


Develop innovative, effective and sustainable products & services.

Consultation Services


Helping stakeholders to be as efficient as possible through customized services, such as facilitation and strategic planning.


Analyzing data to measure effectiveness and efficiency of programs to help stakeholders refine implementation efforts to achieve maximum positive outcomes.


Collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and interpreting data to give stakeholders the perspective they need to make informed, evidence-based decisions.


Researching and writing grant applications, developing sustainability plans, and creating budgets for innovative system change.


Creating custom visual and interactive resources, such as infographics and learning modules.


Supporting your organization through strategic leadership, staffing, marketing and communications, information technology, and administrative services.


Moving a good idea toward successful implementation and sustainability.


Planning, coordinating, and facilitating small meetings, large convenings, professional summits, special events to meet your specific needs.

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Frequently asked questions

What do you do?

The Michigan Health Council is a Michigan-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a culture of health with health professionals at the heart of the delivery system. Our mission is to create products and provide services our partners rely on to build health care workforce capacity.

What is a "Culture of Health"?

A "Culture of Health" is one in which: good health flourishes across geographic, demographic and social sectors; attaining great health is not only possible, but valued by our entire society; collaborative effort occurs between businesses, government, individuals, and organizations in order to build healthy communities; social determinants of health are addressed so that everyone has access to affordable, quality health care because it is essential to maintain, or reclaim, health; the economy is less burdened by excessive and unwarranted health care spending.

How long have you been in business?

We were founded July 16, 1943 by a joint effort of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Michigan State Medical Society and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Do you participate in licensing and regulation of health care professionals?

No, please visit The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) website at http://www.michigan.gov/lara for full information regarding health care professional licensing in Michigan.

Is MHC part of the State of Michigan Government?

No. However, we often partner with the state government, specifically the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.

What kind of services do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of services, from grant writing, to programming, to partnering with you on developing a new product or service, our goal is to create a culture of health in Michigan. Learn more at mhc.org/services

Meet the team

Melanie Brim

President and CEO

Craig Donahue

Vice President and COO

Lynn Sammartino

Finance Director

Ajay Arumugam

Director, Technology

Stacy Gradowski

Director, ACEMAPP

Rachel Bunnell

Director of Customer Success

Drew Murray

Senior Director for Strategy

& Public Affairs

Michelle Wein

Director of Research

Kristin Sewell
Kristin Sewell
Kristin Sewell
Kristin Sewell

Kristin Sewell

Director, Content Production

Mark Burley

Director, Michigan HOSA

Samantha Pohl

Associate Director, Michigan HOSA

Ana Hornburg

Communications Manager

Brandess Wallace

Community Engagement &

Education Coordinator

Amy Hoge


Physician Services

Brenda Mazuca

Program Support Specialist

Erin Szarka
Erin Szarka
Erin Szarka
Erin Szarka

Erin Szarka

Business Analyst, ACEMAPP

Staci Spadafore

Program Coordinator, ACEMAPP

Heather Cook

Account Support, ACEMAPP

Alexee Rhodes

Account Support, ACEMAPP

Jennifer Bott

Customer Success, ACEMAPP

Ryan Washeleski

Program Associate, ACEMAPP

Annie Keenan

Implementation Specialist, ACEMAPP

Kelly Donnelly

Implementation Coordinator,


Mitch Dodge

Senior Web Developer

Jacob Farr

Web Developer

Brian Clauser

Quality Assurance

& Testing Coordinator

David Mikovitz


Victoria Qiao

Program Associate, ACEMAPP

Nicole Bell

Program Associate, ACEMAPP


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    Gina M. Ruggirello – Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • My program’s partnership with E2P helped a Federally Qualified Health Center in Flint connect oral with physical health assessments during new patient visits, follow-up appointments, and care planning. Their team helped us win a $1.3 million federal grant for start-up funding, prepare the practice for the project by training facilitators and evaluators, and convene regular meetings to monitor progress.

    Christine Farrell – Oral Health Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

contact information

  • Address

    2121 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

  • Phone

    (517) 347-3332

  • Hours

    Mon - Fri: 08:00am - 5:00pm