Members

Names marked with an asterisk (*) indicate a parent of a student who currently receives special education services or a person with a disability.

Member List

Name Representation
Barna, Anne* Member At-Large
Berry, Caterina* Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association
Burch, Melisa Michigan Transition Services Association
Caine, Justin* Member At-Large
Case, Donna Michigan Occupational Therapy Association
Dickinson, Robert* Member At-Large
Elbers, Terie* Member At-Large
Fennessy, Jill Michigan Association of School Boards
Finnigan, Mary* Michigan Association of School Administrators
Frederick, Michelle* Member At-Large
Harper-Black, Kenya* The Arc Michigan
Headley-Nordman, Jennifer Michigan Association of School Psychologists
Hobrecht, Annette Michigan Association of School Social Workers
Hollerith, Charlie* Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals
Houde, Debra* Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan
Jaskiw, Nancy Michigan Reading Association
Kadish, Deborah in MichiganMichigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators
Kosobud, Kathleen* Student Advocacy Center of Michigan
Krause, Kathy Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools
Littleton, Kanika* Michigan Alliance for Families
Lofton-Doniver, Lois* American Federation of Teachers – Michiganat charterschools.org
Madafferi, Chandra Michigan Education Association
McIntyre, Rebecca Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education
Mertz, John Michigan Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Murphy, Jessica* Member At-Large
Pettit, Teri* Michigan Association of Public School Academies
Robie, Shalika* Michigan Council for Exceptional Children
Schulting, Lily* Member At-Large
Smith, Mark Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning
Spanski, Nancy* Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan
Tavtigian, Lori Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association
Tiethof, Kara Member At-Large
Trahey, Amy* Autism Society of Michigan

Alternate Members

Ex-Officio

Name Representation
Bodell, Belle Michigan Department of Corrections
Chang, Laura Michigan Teacher of the Year
Chapman, Teri Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education
Isaac, Melissa Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Directors (CMTED)
Kaley, Janet Michigan Department of Health & Human Services – Education & Youth Services, Child Welfare Policy & Programs
Kies-Lowe, Pam Michigan Department of Education – McKinney Vento Act
Liethen, Caroline Michigan Department of Education – Legislative Liason
Park, Sara 2017-2018 SEAC Chair
Schelling, Amy Educator Preparation Institutions
Thomas, James Michigan Department of Health & Human Services – Juvenile Justice
Wright, Cynthia Michigan Department of Health & Human Services – Michigan Rehabilitation Services
DeGrow, Stephen+ Michigan Department of Education – Legislative Liaison
DeWildt, Christine+ Assistant Professor of Special Education, Grand Valley State University
Gates, Adrienne+ Michigan Department of Corrections
Hirst, Jennifer+ Michigan Department of Health & Human Services – Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Morseau, Sam+ The Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Directors (CMTED)
Nicol, Karen+ Michigan Teacher of the Year Alternate
Orris, Sara+ Michigan Department of Education – McKinney Vento Act (an ISD representative)
Rossi, Ann+ Michigan Department of Health & Human Services – Education & Youth Services

+Denotes an alternate.