Meet the Board

The Michigan Health Council’s people are what power its programs. Led by its board, the Michigan Health Council is one of the most hard working, entrepreneurial, and financially responsible nonprofits in Michigan. The MHC Board of Trustees includes representation from the health professions, hospitals and employers, law, accounting, marketing, banking, colleges and universities, managed care, secondary education, professional associations, and state government agencies. The multi-disciplinary perspective of the MHC Board, coupled with our turf-neutral nonprofit environment, opens the doors to innovation and results-oriented programming through a free flow of ideas and collaborative partnerships.


A. Dennis Olmstead, OD  |  2021
Eye Care Associates of Charlotte
Representing Michigan Optometric Association

John Schwartz, JD, MBA  |  2021
Vice President, Colleague Relations & Colleague Safety
Trinity Health

Scott Carter  |  2021
Managing Member
Great Lakes Community Management, LLC

Christopher G. Nugent  |  2021
Market President – Lansing, Horizon Bank

Michael J. Bouthillier, BS, PharmD  |  2020
Associate Professor, Clinical Learning Environment
Ferris State University, College of Pharmacy


Dianne Conrad, DNP, RN, FNP-BC  |  2021
Associate Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing
Grand Valley State University

Duke Anderson  |  2021
President/Chief Executive Officer
Hillsdale Hospital

Rebecca Blake  |  2021
Senior Director, Health Care Delivery & Education
Michigan State Medical Society

Joan M. Borst, PhD, LMSW  |  2021
Professor, College of Community and Public Service
Grand Valley State University

Marcia Boynton, JD  |  2020
Director, Institute for Health Studies
Adrian College

Barry Cargill  |  2021
President & CEO
Michigan Homecare & Hospice Association

Margie Clark, MSN, RN, GNP-BC  |  2021
Dean, Health & Human Services
Lansing Community College

Donna Fry, PT, PhD, CHC  |  2021
Dean, College of Health Sciences
University of Michigan – Flint

Josh Kluzak  |  2021
Manager of Government & Insurance Affairs
Michigan Dental Association

Kristofer Nicholoff  |  2020
CEO and Executive Director, Michigan Osteopathic Association

Dominick Pallone  |  2020
Executive Director
Michigan Association of Health Plans

Julie P. Phillips, M.D., M.P.H.  |  2021
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine/Assistant Dean for Student Career and Professional Development
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Kari Sederburg  |  2020
Senior Program Officer
Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Ruthanne Sudderth  |  2022
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications
Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Madiha Tariq, MPH  |  2022
Deputy Director
ACCESS Community Health & Resource Center

Dennis Tsilimingras, MD, MPH  |  2020
Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Michigan AHEC, Director of, Patient Safety
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Kirsten Waarala, DO  |  2020
Associate Dean for Medical Education
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ex Officio

David Seaman


Valerie Glesnes-Anderson

George Angelidis (Emeritus)

Thomas Drabek, MPA (Emeritus)

Sandy Kilbourn (Emeritus)

Theodore J. Krause,  (Emeritus)

Rick Murdock (Emeritus), R B Murdock Consulting LLC

Dennis Paradis (Emeritus), Executive Director, MI Health Policy Forum, Michigan State University

Vernon Wendt, MD (Emeritus)