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Gov. Whitmer makes appointments to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, 'Children’s Trust Fund'

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Published: Dec. 5, 2019 at 6:55 PM EST
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Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board “Children’s Trust Fund”

Tammy L. Bernier, of Saginaw, is the owner and CEO of the Duperon Corporation and a member of the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Council Great Lakes Bay Region Board of Directors. Ms. Bernier is appointed to represent the business community for a term commencing December 20, 2019 and expiring December 19, 2022. She succeeds Randy Richardville whose term expires December 19, 2019.

Amy B. Bigman, of East Lansing, is the Rabbi at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in East Lansing and the founder and past coordinator of the Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing (formerly the East Lansing Area Clergy Association). Rabbi Bigman is appointed to represent the religious community for a term commencing December 20, 2019 and expiring December 19, 2022. She succeeds Reginald Bluestein whose term expires December 19, 2019.

Jason A. Gold, of Dexter, is the president of GEM Advocacy Group and a member of United Way of Washtenaw and the Washtenaw County School Justice Partnership. Mr. Gold is appointed to represent the general public for a term commencing December 20, 2019 and expiring December 19, 2022. He succeeds Roxanna Duntley-Matos whose term expires December 19, 2019.

Kelle Jo Ilitch, of Bloomfield Hills, is an active board member for Ilitch Charities, a member of the Detroit Children’s Fund Board of Directors, and actively involved in various charities bettering local communities in Detroit. Ms. Ilitch is appointed to represent parents for a term commencing December 20, 2019 and expiring December 19, 2022. She succeeds Sean Bertolino whose term expires December 19, 2019.

Jill M. Simms, of Skandia

, is an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Marquette County Prosecutor’s office and an instructor at the Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University. Ms. Simms is appointed to represent the legal community for a term commencing December 20, 2019 and expiring December 19, 2022. She succeeds Michael Talbot whose term expires December 19, 2019.

Nicole Wells Stallworth, of Farmington Hills, is the assistant vice president for Government and Community Relations at Oakland University and the former director of Community Engagement and Enrichment Programs for The Children's Center of Wayne County. Ms. Wells Stallworth is appointed to represent the general public for a term commencing December 20, 2019 and expiring December 19, 2022. She succeeds Krista Beach whose term expires December 19, 2019. The Governor has designated Ms. Wells Stallworth to serve as Chairperson of the Board.

The Children's Trust Fund (CTF) was established by the Michigan Legislature in 1982 and serves as a voice for Michigan's children and families and promotes their health, safety, and welfare by funding effective local programs and services that prevent child abuse and neglect.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate

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