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.


Scott Carter (Chair) Managing Member for Great Lakes Commercial Managers, LLC

Dennis A. Olmstead, OD (Chair Elect) Eye Care Association of Charlotte, Representing Michigan Optometric Association

Carol Parker, MPH (Past-Chair) Executive Director, Academic Affairs and Director CME, Michigan State University

Christopher G. Nugent (Treasurer) Market President – Lansing, Horizon Bank

Dianne Conrad, DNP, RN, FNP-BC (Secretary) Assistant Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University


Clark Ballard, Senior Vice President, Member Relations, Michigan Health and Hospital Association

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

Joan M. Borst, PhD, LMSW, Professor, Grand Valley State University

Marcia Boyton, Director, Adrian College Institute for Health Studies

Michael Bouthillier, PharmD (alternative for Stephen Durst) Interim Assistant Dean, College of Pharmacy

Barry Cargill, Executive Director, Michigan Homecare & Hospice Association

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

Michael DeGrow, Executive Director, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants

Stephen Durst, PharmD, BCPS Associate Dean/Department Head, Pharmacy Practice, Ferris State University

Donna Fry, PhD, PT, CHC, Professor and Associate Dean, University of Michigan Flint

Nancy M. Hayward, MPH, RN Deputy Health Officer, Ingham County Health Department

Josh Kluzak, Manager of Government & Insurance Affairs, Michigan Dental Association

Phyllis Meadows, RN, MSN, PhD, University of Michigan – School of Public Health

Kris Nicholoff, Executive Director, Michigan Osteopathic Association

John Schwartz, JD, MBA, Regional Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer, Mercy Health

R. Taylor Scott, DO, Director of PreClerkship Curriculum, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kari Sederberg, Senior Program Officer, Michigan Health Endowment Fund

Dennis Tsilimingras, MD, Co-Director of Michigan Area Health Education Center

Pam Yager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan


George Angelidis

Thomas Drabek, GME Operations Manager, Sparrow Hospital Medical Education

Valerie Glesnes-Anderson, Executive Director, Capital Area Health Alliance

Sandy Killbourn, Executive Director for External Programs, Michigan State University – COM

Theodore Krause, Vice President, National City Bank, Treasury Management (Retired)

Rick Murdock, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Health Plans

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

Vernon Wendt, MD Private Practice