Gov. Rick Snyder Makes Appointments, Reappointments: Developmental Disabilities Council

Appointments:

Jamie Junior

Jamie Junior of Detroit is a leadership fellow and peer facilitator for MI Disability Rights Coalition and a financial education AmeriCorps Member for Community Economic Development Association of Michigan Wayne Metro Community Action Agency. She holds an associate degree in business administration from the Detroit College of Business. She will represent individuals with developmental disabilities and replace Paul Palmer. 

Bonnie Gonzale

Bonnie Gonzalez of Muskegon is a certified peer mentor and previously served as an executive board member, board secretary, and vice chair to recipient rights for Health West. She attended Southern New Hampshire University. She will represent individuals with developmental disabilities and replace Heidi DeVries.

Reappointments:

Sharon Milberger of Farmington Hills is the director of Developmental Disabilities Institute through Wayne State University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Michigan and a master’s and doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health. She will continue to represent an individual representing a university center for excellence in developmental disabilities education, research, and service.

Mark McWilliams of Lansing is the director of public policy and media relations for Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of California. He will continue to represent an individual representing the protection and advocacy system with sufficient authority to engage in policy planning and implementation.

Steven Johnson of West Olive retired as a financial advisor from Chemical Bank. He is the president and founder of OASIS Communities of West Michigan, LLC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University and a master’s in financial services from the American College. He will continue to represent a parent or guardian of a child with developmental disabilities.

Junior will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Sept. 30, 2021. Milberger and McWilliams will serve four-year terms expiring Sept. 30, 2021. Gonzalez, Kline and Johnson will serve four-year terms expiring Sept. 30, 2022.

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