Central Michigan Regional Rural Health Network Member Directory

Health Care Providers

Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD)
Community Mental Health for Central Michigan
Isabella Citizens for Health, Inc.
McLaren Central Michigan
MidMichigan Community Health Services
MidMichigan Medical Centers – Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot and Mt. Pleasant
Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital
My Community Dental Centers (MCDC)
Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital
St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital
Sterling Area Health Center

Colleges and Universities

Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine (CMED)
Central Michigan University (CMU) The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions (CHP)
Ferris State University College of Health Professions (CHP)
Kirtland Community College
Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine
Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC)

Health and Human Services Organizations

211 Northeast Michigan
Great Start Collaborative – Clare-Gladwin Regional Education School District
Great Start Collaborative – Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education School District
Life Choices of Central Michigan
Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. (MiHIA)
Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA)
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension
Mid Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Northern Lower Regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Region VII Area Agency On Aging (Region VII AAA)
Roscommon County Transportation Authority (RCTA)
Ten16 Recovery Network

Additional Central Michigan Regional Rural Health Network Participants

Central Michigan County Health Improvement Workgroups

Arenac County Health Advisory Committee
Isabella Health Improvement Planning Workgroup
Roscommon County Health Improvement Planning Workgroup

Health Care Providers

Central Michigan University (CMU) Health Services
MidMichigan Collaborative Care Organization, LLC

Government Organizations

Isabella County Board of Commissioners
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Michigan State Police

Health and Human Services Organizations

City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Department Farmers’ Market
EightCAP, Inc. 0-5 Head Start
Greater Lansing Food Bank
Mecosta Osceola Transit Authority
Michigan Works! Region 7B and Northern Transformation
Mid Michigan Community Action Agency (MMCAA)
Mid-Michigan Transportation Connection
Mid-State Health Network (MSHN)

Name, Location(s), Website Overview Contact(s)
Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD)
2012 East Preston
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Website
Employment Opportunities

Arenac County
4489 W M61 Suite 3
Standish, MI 48658

Clare County
815 N Clare Ave
Harrison, MI 48625

Gladwin County
103 N Bowery
Gladwin, MI 48624

Isabella County
2012 E Preston
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Osceola County
22054 Professional Dr., Suite D
Reed City, MI 49677

Roscommon County
1015 Short Dr
Prudenville, MI 48651

Local district health department with locations in the six counties of Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola, and Roscommon in central Michigan. Provides mandated and essential public health services to the communities in the areas of personal health, environmental health, and health promotion and preparedness. Employs 115 staff members with many areas of expertise, including administrators, registered nurses, registered dietitians, registered sanitarians, licensed social workers, medical director, nurse practitioners, hearing and vision technicians, health educators, accounting personnel, information technology staff and clerical staff. Officer-in-Charge
Steven C. Hall, M.S., R.S.
Health Officer
Email
989-773-5921 ext. 1421

Network/Project Director
Veronica Romanov
CMRR Health Network/Project Director
Email

Medical Director
Jennifer Morse, MD, MPH
Email
989-773-5921 ext. 1427

Personal Health Director
Kelly Conley, MS, RD, CLE
Email

Personal Health Supervisor Arenac
Jamie Kimmerer
Email

Personal Health Supervisor Clare
Janice Parrett
Email

Personal Health Supervisor Gladwin
Kelly Alward
Email

Personal Health Supervisor Isabella
Sue Leeson
Email

Personal Health Supervisor Osceola
Katie Aris
Email

Personal Health Supervisor Roscommon
Kim Cherven
Email

Community Mental Health for Central Michigan (CMHCM)
301 S Crapo
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Website
Employment Opportunities
Community mental health service program that provides services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders. This program covers six counties, including Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, and Osceola. Programming includes case management, outpatient therapy, employment services, psychiatric and nursing services, assertive community treatment, occupational therapy, a personal emergency response system, a crisis mobilization intervention team, psychology services, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) pre-admission assessments, home-based therapy, wraparound case management, infant mental health, a jail diversion program, and integrated dual disorder treatment. CMHCM also has co-location services with a therapist based in multiple primary care offices and a Federally Qualified Health Center located on-site in its Midland office. Julie Bayardo
Program Director – Isabella County
jbayardo@cmhcm.org
989-772-5938 Ext. 1223
Isabella Citizens for Health, Inc.
2940 Health Parkway
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Website
Employment Opportunities
Not-for-profit health care organization established in 2010 for the purpose of building a Federally Qualified Health Center in Isabella County. In February 2013, Isabella Citizens for Health, Inc. opened a community health center to provide primary medical care and related support services to all people. Through collaborative partnerships for mental health, behavioral health, dental care, specialty care, and hospital services, Isabella Citizens for Health patients have access to an extensive network of services in central Michigan. In September of 2014, Isabella Citizens for Health, Inc. received its designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-A-Like by the United States Department of Health Resources and Services Administration. Isabella Citizens for Health, Inc. provides the full complement of primary health care services across all life cycles. Isabella Citizens for Health offers services to all people regardless of ability to pay. Jennifer White
Executive Director
Jennifer.white@isabellahealth.org
989-953-5191
McLaren Central Michigan
1221 South Drive
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Website
Employment Opportunities
A 118-bed, acute care, not-for-profit hospital located in Mt. Pleasant, offering a full range of quality health and wellness services, including cardiovascular care, cancer services, wound care, and comprehensive surgical and orthopedic services. Has over 70 active staff physicians and is associated with more than 150 other skilled providers. Part of the McLaren Health Care Corporation system which boasts 9 hospitals throughout the state, and is also a partner with the Karmanos Cancer Institute. In addition to the acute inpatient health system, McLaren Central Michigan’s Free Clinic opened its doors in January 2012 to provide no-cost primary care services to low-income, uninsured residents of Isabella County. Located in space donated by CMDHD, the Free Clinic is open every Thursday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. Clinic staff members are qualified medical professionals who volunteer their time to serve. In the first year, the Clinic had 798 patient visits, treating an average of 23 patients each week. Nancy English, BSN, M.S.Ed
Business Development Liaison
nancy.english@mclaren.org
989-600-3357
MidMichigan Community Health Services (MCHS)
9249 W Lake City Rd
Houghton Lake, MI 48620
Website
Employment Opportunities
Federally-qualified community health center (FQHC) founded in the early 1970’s to address the severe shortage of primary medical care services. MCHS is a private, not for profit, 501(c)(3) corporation with nearly 40 years of successful experience in developing and providing essential primary health services in the underserved parts of north central mid-Michigan. They provide primary and specialty health care for all, with a particular emphasis on access for the underserved in 3 communities including Houghton Lake, Roscommon, and Beaverton, all located within the central Michigan area. The FQHC also partners with schools in Houghton Lake and Roscommon to provide school-based health care. In addition to primary medical care services, the center also provides a wide range of prevention and health promotion services. These services include nutritional counseling, diabetes education, general patient education, various screening programs and behavioral health counseling. A number of on-site medical specialty services are available in nearby areas that periodically visit and provide on-site specialty consultations are also available. MCHS partners with Community Mental Health of Central Michigan in Midland County to provide primary care services in an integrated behavioral health setting. Jim Raschke, MBA
Executive Director
jim.raschke@midmichiganhs.org
989-422-2105
MidMichigan Medical Center

Clare Location
703 N McEwan St
Clare, MI 48617

Gladwin Location
515 Quarter St
Gladwin, MI 48624

Gratiot Location
300 E Warwick Dr
Alma, MI 48801

Mt. Pleasant Location
4851 E Pickard Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Website
Employment Opportunities

MidMichigan Health: Non-profit health system, headquartered in Midland, Michigan, dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive health care throughout a 14-county region (including home care and PET) with medical centers in Midland, Alma, Clare and Gladwin, as well as urgent care centers, home care, nursing homes, physicians, medical offices and other specialty health services. MidMichigan has more than 6,100 employees, physicians and volunteers and provided almost $74 million in community benefits in 2013.

MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare is a 49 bed acute care hospital that provides 24-hour emergency room coverage, inpatient care, outpatient care and urgent care services. MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare has a variety of specialized inpatient units and a wide range of outpatient services. The medical staff consists of 24 physicians representing 8 medical specialties.

MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin is a 25 bed critical access hospital that provides 24-hour emergency room coverage, inpatient care, outpatient care, and urgent care services.

MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot is a 79 licensed-bed hospital located in Alma. It has provided care for Gratiot County residents since 1955. More than 130 physicians and mid-level practitioners serve on the active medical staff in 21 different medical specialties. MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot also provides an urgent-care clinic and 24-hour emergency department. There are more than 621 employees and 250 volunteers.

MidMichigan Medical Center-Mt. Pleasant provides primary care services; 24-hour emergency room, observation unit, and laboratory; ambulatory surgery; and pharmacy and radiology services.

MidMichigan Medical Centers-Clare-Gladwin
Julie L Wright, RN, BSN
Community Education Nurse
julie.wright@midmichigan.org
989-246-6291

MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot-Mt. Pleasant
Shanna Hensler
Community Health Education Coordinator
Shanna.Hensler@MidMichigan.org
989-466-3661

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital
1100 E Michigan Ave
Grayling, MI 49738
Website
Employment Opportunities
Not-for-profit rural hospital serving the rural and medically underserved in Crawford, Oscoda, and Roscommon counties. It is 1 of 9 birthing hospitals in the 21 county northern Michigan region. Munson Healthcare Grayling Physician Network has Community Health Centers located in Grayling, Roscommon, and Prudenville Michigan that provide both primary and specialty care. Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers are located at all three Community Health Centers. Crawford Continuing Care Center is a 39 bed long term care unit that is attached to the Hospital. The Hospital and Physician Network employs approximately 630 people, including physicians, advanced practice providers (certified physicians assistants and nurse practitioners), nurses, allied health professionals, and support staff. Cheryl Melroy, RD
Community Outreach Coordinator/Specialty Clinic Coordinator/Physician Liaison
cmelroy@mhc.net
989-348-0924
My Community Dental Centers (MCDC)

Headquarters Address
621 New St
P.O. Box 367
Stanton, MI 48888

Website
Employment Opportunities

Not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to provide dental services to individuals enrolled in Medicaid and low-income uninsured individuals. They currently operate 25 public dental clinics on behalf of local health departments, two of which are located in the central Michigan region (in Mt. Pleasant and Harrison). In 2013, more than 65,000 patients were served during more than 179,000 visits. Focused on continuous quality improvement and providing friendly patient centered care, these dental clinic providers have assisted with meeting the unmet need of dental care and establishment of a dental home for insured and uninsured community members. Kimberly Singh
Director of Community and Governmental Affairs
ksingh@midental.org
616-225-6144
Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital
300 N Patterson Road
PO Box 75
Reed City, MI 49677
Website
Employment Opportunities
Rural not for profit acute care critical access hospital which is part of a Spectrum Health, a large health care system Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital’s main campus is located in Reed City Michigan with owned primary care physician practices located in Reed City, Evart, and Tustin Michigan. Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital employs approximately 350 full time equivalents employees with a range of professional and ancillary skills. Scott Lombard
Director of Care Management; Respiratory, Cardiac, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Community Health Needs Assessment; and Community Outreach
scott.lombard@spectrumhealth.org
231-832-7188
St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital
805 W Cedar Street
Standish, MI 48658
Website
Employment Opportunities
Not-for-profit, critical access hospital offering 25 acute and critical care beds, 29 skilled nursing beds, and an array of outpatient services. It is located in Standish and has been serving residents of Arenac County since 1961. Work began to develop a community health assessment in a partnership with the Central Michigan District Health Department and the Arenac County Health Improvement Planning work group, a key collaborative group representing the interests of over 13 agencies and community leader stakeholders from both public and private sectors. Local public health experts, local community organizations, and hospital staff work closely together in Arenac County to meet the healthcare needs of the rural community. Holly Shillair
Community Relations Manager
holly.shillair@stmarysofmichigan.org
989-846-3446
Sterling Area Health Center
725 E State St
P.O. Box 740
Sterling, MI 48659
Website
Employment Opportunities
Non-profit, 330(e) funded, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that has been providing healthcare to the underserved for more than 35 years. SAHC is designated as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan and the Joint Commission, providing access to high-quality, affordable medical and wellness services to all ages, regardless of their ability to pay. The health center provides medical, dental, behavioral health, and substance use disorder services at five locations serving the five northern Lower Michigan counties of Arenac, Ogemaw, Gladwin, Iosco, and Bay. Claudette Rashotte
Performance Improvement Coordinator
crashotte@sterlinghealth.net
989-654-2491 x2207
Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine (CMED)
1200 S Franklin St
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Website
Employment Opportunities
In December 2010 the CMU College of Medicine formed a relationship with Synergy Medical Education Alliance, Covenant HealthCare, and St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw. The Alliance was renamed CMU Medical Education Partners on Jan. 1, 2011, forming a 501(c)(3) Michigan nonprofit corporation to serve as the University’s participant in clinical practice entities. Practice training locations are at the Central Michigan District Health Department in addition to many other community groups and clinical sites. The new medical school prepares physicians to serve in rural and medically underserved regions focused on improving access to high quality health care in Michigan. CMED provides training for primary care physicians in the following areas: family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, general surgery, and psychiatry. CMED graduates provide excellent patient-centered and evidenced-based care to their patients and their communities while being leaders in health care transformation, lifelong learning, and delivering innovative health care programs while collaborating with community members for extensive team-based education to serve the community. Lisa Hadden
Executive Director, Mid Central Area Health Education Center
lisa.hadden@cmich.edu
989-774-7105
Central Michigan University (CMU) The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions (CHP)
1101 Health Professions Building
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Website
Employment Opportunities
Academic institution that houses The Carls Center for Clinical and Education Services, the School of Health Sciences, the Division of Community Health and Division of Exercise and Health Sciences, and Mobile Health Central. The College of Health Professions provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in athletic training, communication disorders, health sciences, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, audiology, physical education, health technology services, and the physician assistants program. Jeff Inungu, M.D., Dr.P.H
Masters of Public Health Program Director
Email
989-774-4476
Ferris State University College of Health Professions (CHP)
200 Ferris Dr
VFS 200E
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Website
Employment Opportunities
Public academic institution offering associate, bachelors, and master’s degrees, as well as a variety of minors, certificates, and concentrations in many health care fields and health care programs that prepare students for practice roles that range from providing direct patient care in the acute care setting to the business side of health care and even to the promotion of health for entire communities. Of special interest and relevance for the CMDHD HRSA Rural Health Network, the Public Health programs at both the undergraduate (BSPH) and graduate (MPH) levels are distinct in that the central theme for both program levels is “Rural Underserved Population Health.” A Center for Rural Health to be established to monitor, appraise the holistic health needs of rural, underserved population groups is in the planning stage and will be developed in concert with other network members. Emmanuel D. Jadhav, MHM,DrPH
Assistant Professor, Public Health Programs
Email
231-591-3134
Kirtland Community College
10775 N St. Helen Rd
Roscommon, MI 48653
Website
Employment Opportunities
Academic institution founded in 1966 offering 43 available degrees and certificates, including 12 degrees and certificates in the health science area. Kirtland Community College is the largest community college geographically in the state of Michigan covering approximately 2,500 square miles and servicing all of Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon, and Crawford counties and parts of five additional surrounding counties. Kirtland also has satellite campuses in Gaylord and West Branch. Kirtland has 64 affiliation agreements in-state and 19 out-of-state with health care providers, hospitals, and the local health department location to provide clinical experiences for students enrolled in the Kirtland’s Health Sciences programs. Students are prepared for entry level positions in healthcare and licensure and/or certification in several healthcare fields. Kirtland hosts the Crawford-Oscoda-Ogemaw-Roscommon Intermediate School District Career and Technical Education Program on its Roscommon campus which includes a health occupations program. Kirtland also has articulation agreements with several universities, including a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor in Nursing (BSN) agreement with Saginaw Valley University to increase education opportunities for its students at a reduced cost. Laura Percival
Dean of Occupational Programs
laura.percival@kirtland.edu
989-275-5000 x360
Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine
965 E Fee Hall, Room A118
East Lansing, MI 48824
Website
Employment Opportunities
Founded in 1964, was one of the first community based medical schools in the nation conducting clinical training in many locations throughout Michigan. Recognized nationally for its excellence in and commitment to primary care, patient-centered medicine and medical education. Students train in medically underserved communities throughout the State of Michigan with primary campuses located in Lansing, Flint, Grand Rapids, Midland, Traverse City, and the Upper Peninsula. Most recently, medical students have been working with Central Michigan District Health Department community based medical education and population health training programs. With more than 4,000 graduates, CHM has alumni practicing in nearly every county in Michigan, in nearly every state in the nation, and in several foreign countries. Julia Terhune
Assistant Director Rural Community Health
Julia.Terhune@midmichigan.org
989-839-1744
Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC)

Harrison Campus
HC-E-233
1375 S Clare Ave
Harrison, MI 48625

Mt. Pleasant Campus
2600 S Summerton Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Website
Employment Opportunities

Local community college, founded in 1965, which provides post-secondary and vocational education and community leadership training to enable students and the community achieve success. MMCC dedicates itself to being a learning organization that connects and partners with its community for the success of its members. MMCC has established 65 affiliation agreements with health care providers, hospitals, and the local health department location to provide clinical experiences for more than 300 students annually in 6 programs. Students enrolled in the MMCC Health Sciences programs are prepared for entry level positions in healthcare and licensure and/or certification in several healthcare fields. Secondly, students not enrolled in the Health Sciences programs are provided with courses which introduce them to various aspects of healthcare delivery. MMCC hosts the Clare/Gladwin Middle College on its Harrison campus, collaborates with regional hospitals to provide field trips for local middle school students to learn about hospital careers, and works closely with CMU to increase interprofessional education and provide a bridge to 4 year institutions for students. MMCC employees 429 part-time and full-time faculty and staff on 2 campuses in Mt. Pleasant and Harrison. Barbara L. Wieszciecinski, MSN, RN
Dean of Health Sciences
bwieszciecinski@midmich.edu
989-317-4625
211 Northeast Michigan

2007 Austin St.
Suite U
Midland, MI 48642

Website

Provides comprehensive information and referrals for health and human services using the 2-1-1 dialing code, chat, and email. Through 2-1-1, community members can gain access to the following types of services: basic human needs; physical and mental health; employment support; support for older Americans and persons with disabilities; support for children, youth, and families; and crises call response. The 2-1-1 Northeast Michigan currently provides 2-1-1 service to residents in Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Bay, Clare, Cheboygan, Crawford, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac and Tuscola counties. Sarah M. Kile
Executive Director
kile@211nemichigan.org
989-636-7368
Great Start Collaborative – Clare-Gladwin Regional Education School District

4041 E Mannsiding Rd.
Clare, MI 48617

Website
Employment Opportunities

School/Collaborative – Educators, parents, service providers, business professionals, and leaders in the community working together to continuously improve the network of public and private supports and services for young children and their families to ensure that all children birth to age 8, especially those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs. Amy Pratt
Coordinator
Email
989-386-8657
Great Start Collaborative – Gratiot-Isabella Regional Education School District

3771 N. Mission Rd
Rosebush, MI 48878

Website
Employment Opportunities

School/Collaborative – Educators, parents, service providers, business professionals, and leaders in the community working together to continuously improve the network of public and private supports and services for young children and their families to ensure that all children birth to age 8, especially those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs. Marni Taylor
Coordinator
Email
989-433-2962 x320
Life Choices of Central Michigan

904 E Preston St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Website
Employment Opportunities

Nonprofit community service organization committed to educating community members by providing free pregnancy tests, options counseling, limited obstetrical ultrasound, (soon to include sexually transmitted infection and disease testing), group prenatal classes, one-on-one parenting classes for mothers and their partners, group parenting lessons for fathers, Joyful Beginnings Baby Boutique, Willing to Wait Sexual Risk Avoidance classes, and Post Abortive Support. CMPS has 8 employees (Executive Director, Director of Operations, Director of Willing to Wait, Director of Parenting Programs, Director of Client Services, two Registered Nurses, and an Administrative Assistant) and 42 volunteers. Mary Barz
Executive Director
marybarz@supportlifecmps.com
989-773-0379
Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Inc. (MiHIA)

P.O. Box 432
Bay City, MI 48707

Website

Non-profit organization in central Michigan which collaborates to improve health, health delivery and achieve a community of health excellence for the 14-county region it serves. This formal community collaboration is designated to build a health care system where consumers, providers and payers make decisions based on the value and quality of care. This initiative is based on a core belief that solutions to our health and health care problems can be found and designed at a regional level, accelerating regional competitive advantage and sustainability. MiHIA’s work falls under what is known as “The Triple Aim”, which targets health and systems broadly. The Triple Aim focuses on three facets of health delivery – population health, patient experience, and cost of care. At the individual level, this translates to good or better health, high quality care, and good value. Trisha Charbonneau-Ivey
Associate Director
Email
989-225-1758
Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA)

7215 Westshire Dr
Lansing, MI 48917

Website
Employment Opportunities

Nonprofit organization which has been the voice for Health Centers and other community-based providers in Michigan since 1980. It is a leader in building a healthy society in which all residents have convenient and affordable access to quality health care. MPCA’s mission is to promote, support, and develop comprehensive, accessible, and affordable quality community-based primary care services to everyone in Michigan. Today 40 Michigan Health Center organizations provide quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive health care for more than 600,000 Michigan residents at more than 240 delivery sites across the state. Julie Tatko, MSW
Enabling Services Consultant
jtatko@mpca.net
517-827-0882
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension

District Office
401 N Lake St.
Cadillac, MI 49601

Website
Employment Opportunities

Non-profit educational organization with locations in every county in the state. In the central Michigan, CMDHD works with the local MSUE offices in Arenac, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Osceola, and Roscommon Counties. MSUE delivers high-quality and affordable education and programming to serve the needs of children, youth, families and communities in urban, rural, and suburban areas via group education sessions in addition to online information and resources. MSUE programming promotes healthy lifestyles and educates Michigan residents, allowing each individual to acquire the skills to take control and manage his or her personal health; consume an affordable and nutritious diet; improve self, family, and community relationships; and reduce the spread of disease. Kara Lynch, MS, RD
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Food Safety Educator
lynchka4@anr.msu.edu
989-317-4079
Mid Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

2520 S University Park Dr.
Building D
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

Website
Employment Opportunities

Nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to primary care in the 19 county regions in Mid Michigan. Three areas of programing strive to meet the goals of: 1) supporting a “pipeline” of programs that encourage high school and middle school students to pursue careers in the health professions and stay in Michigan; 2) supporting students participating in clinical rotations, and clerkships/ preceptorships, especially in Health Professions Shortage Areas and Medically Underserved Areas, through assistance with travel reimbursement, housing, small equipment needs, and other out-of-pocket expenses; and 3) emphasizing recruitment and retention of providers currently practicing in the region through relevant Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education Credits (CME/CEU) programs of best practices in their community and patient populations. The AHEC is dedicated to supporting access to primary care and encouraging youth to pursue careers in the health professions to address the health professional shortages in Michigan. Lisa Hadden
Executive Director
lisa.hadden@cmich.edu
989-774-7105
Northern Lower Regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

9249 W. Lake City Road
Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Website
Employment Opportunities

Nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of health care professionals through community and educational partnerships. The three pillars of the AHEC program are: 1) identify “pipeline” programs for high school and undergraduate students to be encouraged to pursue careers in health professions; 2) assist in identifying under-represented and disadvantaged student populations for health professions education and/or clinical practices or sites where students may be placed for internships, clerkships or preceptorships; and 3) assist in identifying current or new educations programs, including Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) programs, and health care practitioners partners to benefit the populations they serve in our medically underserved regions. The Northern Lower Regional Center includes the counties of Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, and Wexford. Diane Nielsen, B.S.
Program Coordinator
diane.nielsen@midmichiganhs.org
989-422-2124
Region VII Area Agency On Aging (Region VII AAA)

1615 S. Euclid Ave.
Bay City, MI 48706

Website
Employment Opportunities

Nonprofit organization that advocates, plans, develops and supports an array of services for older adults and people with disabilities in Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties. The agency contracts with and monitors service providers throughout the region who in turn assure that the most vulnerable older adults, disabled persons, and family caregivers receive support and services necessary for healthy aging. In addition, the agency identifies trends in aging and seeks out the funding for programs to meet those needs. Agency staff number more than 50, with most being registered nurses, licensed bachelor and master’s level social workers, and administrative support staff. The agency’s largest program is the Medicaid MI Choice home and community-based waiver’s nursing facility diversion program which provides persons who meet nursing home level of care and financial hardship requirements the choice to receive services in the community and/or their own home instead of a skilled nursing facility. Nutrition continues to be the priority with about half of the current funding spent on programs, including home-delivered meals and congregated dining sites. Examples of new programs include evidence-based workshops for older adults and caregivers designed to empower them to take control of their situation. Programs include Creating Confident Caregivers for people caring for family suffering from dementia, Personal Action Towards Health (PATH) for management of chronic conditions, and Matter of Balance an innovative way to reduce falls and injuries. Annette Jeske
Program Development/Grants Manager
jeskea@region7aaa.org
989-893-4506
Roscommon County Transportation Authority

2665 S. Townline Rd.
P.O. Box #284
Prudenville, MI 48651

Website

The mission of the Roscommon County Transportation Authority is to be the premier public transit provider committed to safety, courtesy, quality, responsiveness, efficiency and innovation. Steve Dubois
transit@rcta-transit.net
989-366-5309
Ten16 Recovery Network

703 N. McEwan
4th Floor
Clare, MI 48617

Website
Employment Opportunities

Nonprofit organization that helps guide those impacted by drugs and alcohol by providing prevention, detox, residential, outpatient, recovery support, and education services in Clare, Midland, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, and Osceola counties. The Ten16 Recovery Network has 51 employees, including counselors, prevention coordinators, case managers, recovery coaches, client support specialists, job coaches, nurses, program managers, and administrative staff. Deb Schafer
Prevention and Outreach Manager
dschafer@1016.org
989-802-0742