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 (Chair) Eye Care Association of Charlotte
Representing Michigan Optometric Association

John Schwartz, JD, MBA (2021) (Chair Elect) Vice President, Colleague Relations & Colleague Safety

Scott Carter (Past-Chair) Managing Member
Great Lakes Community Management, LLC

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

Michael J. Bouthillier, BS, PharmD (2020) (Secretary) Director of Operations, Ferris State University, College of Pharmacy


Dianne Conrad, DNP, RN, FNP-BC (2021), Asst Professor, Kirkhof College of Nursing, Grand Valley State University

Duke Anderson (2021), President/Chief Executive Officer, Hillsdale Hospital

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

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

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, School of Health Professions and Studies, 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

Julie P. Phillips, M.D., M.P.H. (2021), Association 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 (2019), Vice President, Public Affairs, Michigan Health & Hospital Association

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

Ex Officio

David Seaman, Executive Vice President, Michigan Health & Hospital Association


Valerie Glesnes-Anderson (2017)*, Executive Director, Capital Area Health Alliance

George Angelidis (Emeritus)

Thomas Drabek, MPA (Emeritus), Director for Medical Education, Garden City Hospital

Sandy Kilbourn (Emeritus), Executive Director for External Programs, Michigan State University – COM

Theodore J. Krause,  (Retired)

Rick Murdock (Emeritus), R B Murdock Consulting LLC

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

Vernon Wendt, MD (Emeritus)