Officers

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.

Lucille Smith
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

Selma Goode
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.

Directors

Alex B. Hill
GIS Director, Biostatistical Epidemiology Research and Design, Wayne State University
Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University
Alex has more than 12 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.

Dennis Archambault
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.

Patricia Cason-Merenda
Nurse, U of M Hospital & Volunteer at FernCare Clinic

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.

Steve Blanchard
Administrative Officer, Newspaper Guild of Detroit

Valerie Przywara
Retired Psychologist, Henry Ford Health System, and MOSES Organizer.

Jeff Suhle
Nurse