David Green D.O.
Chair, MICHUHCAN | Neurologist
David Green is a neurologist in private practice in Farmington Hills. He is the local chair of Democratic Socialists of America.
Vice Chair, MICHUHCAN | Executive Director, Voices of Detroit Initiative
A longtime hospital administrator in Detroit, Smith had heard too may stories of people who couldn’t afford health care. So in 1999, Smith jumped at the chance to become Executive Director of the Voices of Detroit Initiative, a newly created organization charged with building collaborations among the region’s diverse public health care providers. Smith builds collaborations among diverse public health care providers, reducing costs for Detroit’s public health system and improving the care of the city’s uninsured.
J. David Ivers
Secretary, MICHUHCAN | Former Union Organizer, Metro Detroit AFL-CIO
Treasurer, MICHUHCAN | Volunteer, Westside Mothers
Selma has been a community activist for many decades fighting for workers rights, interfaith dialogue, and access to health care.
Alex B. Hill
Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Manager, Detroit Health Department
Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University
Alex has more than 10 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations on campaigns that impact policies and communities. As a data nerd and anthropologist, Alex loves sifting through spreadsheets and sitting down for interviews to tell meaningful stories. When Alex isn’t working he can be found making maps of Detroit.
Director, FernCare Clinic
Ann is a founder member and currently the Board President of FernCare Free Clinic, Inc. A free clinic that serves people between the ages of 19 through 64 who have no health insurance. She is also a member of Citizens for a Fair Ferndale, an ELKS member and represents Oakland County free clinics on the MICHUHCAN Board. She works as a consultant on special education issues.
FernCare has had a waiting list since October, 2010. MICHUHCAN recognizes that we need to do better than this…..we need to create a system that facilitates people getting the care they need.
Director of Public Affairs, Authority Health
Dennis serves as director of Public Affairs for Authority Health, formerly Detroit Wayne County Health Authority.
Sister Mary Ellen Howard
Former Director, Cabrini Clinic
Mary Ellen Howard is a Sister of Mercy and a native Detroiter. She has a Masters in Health Management, and served for 20 years in Mercy hospitals across Michigan. Since 1995, she has served as Executive Director of Cabrini Clinic. Mary Ellen manages the clinic, raising funds for operations, and doing health policy work related to advocacy for the uninsured.
Nurse, U of M Hospital & Volunteer at FernCare Clinic
Chairman, AEPC Health Care Purchasing Coalition
Former Business Manager, and Chief Elected Officer, IUOE Local 547
Robert Frank M.D.
Former Dean, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Currently serves as the chief medical officer of the Wayne State University Physician Group and vice dean for Clinical Affairs at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Administrative Officer, Newspaper Guild of Detroit
Retired Psychologist, Henry Ford Health System, and MOSES Organizer.