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PAIMI Advisory Council (PAC)

Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council

The responsibilities for PAIMI Advisory Council members include:

  • Advising the Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc (MPAS) Board of Directors on policies and priorities to be carried out in advocating and protecting the legal rights of persons with mental illness
  • Jointly developing annual priorities with members of the MPAS Board of Directors and MPAS staff based on input from individuals throughout the state
  • Educating the public and eligible individuals about the MPAS mission, statutory requirements, priorities, and activities

Council Members:

  • Selena M. Schmidt, Chair, Shelby Township
  • Gerald Provencal, West Bloomfield
  • Kelly Riegel-Green, Clinton Township
  • Douglas Olsen, East Lansing
  • Jill Busha, Lupton
  • Mark Reinstein, Ann Arbor

The council is mandated to have members from the following groups:

  • An Attorney
  • A Parent of a Child (under 18) with a Mental Illness
  • A Mental Health Professional
  • A Mental Health Service Provider
  • Mental Health Consumers