Al Way, President Williamston
Janice Hillary, VP of Social Policy/Education Muskegon
Amber Rochester, Secretary Lansing
Members at large:
Kelly Gluszewski Lansing
Juanita McAboy Lansing
Beverly Schumer Highland
Emmanuel Tendero, M.D., Grand Rapids
Deanna Tocco Royal Oak
Amanda Zeffero Fenton
The Association for Children’s Mental Health’s Board of Directors is made up of individuals who are diverse in age, ethnicity, geographical location, and gender. Many are parents or family members of children, youth or adults with mental health challenges.
ACMH is a family-controlled* organization which means that the majority of board members must be parents of a children or youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges.
**Family-controlled organization means an organization that has a board of directors made up of more than 50% family members who have primary daily responsibility for the raising of a child, youth, adolescent or young adult with a serious emotional disturbance up to age 18, or 21 if the adolescent is being served by an Individual Educational Plan (IEP), or age 26 if the young adult is being served by an Individual Service plan in transition to the adult mental health system.
The ACMH Board oversees and approves budgetary, priority, and policy issues and meets four times a year. Board Committees meet in between board meetings, often monthly, and include the Advocacy and Education Committee, Policies and Procedures Committee and the Finance and Fund Development Committee.
ACMH is currently seeking a youth or young adult with a mental health challenge/s and/or personal experience navigating mental health, child welfare or juvenile justice systems to participate on our Board. Additionally, we are also always seeking dedicated family members who are willing to share their time and knowledge to help us to increase public awareness of children’s mental health issues, better serve families across Michigan and advocate for policies that are family-driven and youth guided and those that improve access to high quality mental health services.
If you are interested in getting involved or if you would like to be considered as a potential member of the ACMH Board, please contact the ACMH office at: 888-226-4543 to get more information.