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MPF Board of Directors

Officers of the Board of Directors

Jeff Laethem 2022

Jeff Laethem
Chairman, Board of Directors
President, Ray Laethem Motors, Grosse Pointe/Detroit

jason schwalb Jason M. Schwalb, M.D., FAANS, FACS
President, Board of Directors
Surgical Director, Movement Disorder & Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers
Henry Ford Medical Group
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Wayne State University
President, Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative
Lawrence Millman

Brian True
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Principal, Lee & Associates Real Estate, Royal Oak

Lawrence Millman

Lawrence Millman, CPA
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Chairman, Finance Committee
Principal, Grant, Millman and Johnson, P.C., Novi

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Edwin George, M.D., Ph.D.
Immediate Past Chair
Board of Directors
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Harper University Hospital and the John D. Dingell Veterans Administration Hospital in Detroit and is Director of the Movement Disorders Center at Wayne State University and the John D. Dingell Veterans Administration Hospital; MPF Professional Advisory Board



Members of the Board of Directors

Jeffrey Appel, Esq
Attorney, Private Practice, Southfield

Carole Briggs, RN
Support Group Liaison to Board, West/Southern MI Region
Assessment Nurse, disAbility Connection, Jackson Facilitator, Jackson Parkinson Support Group

Paul A. Cullis, M.D., F.A.A.N.
Chief of Neurology, Ascension Health Michigan
Associate Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

David Floore
Owner, Lance Tools, Inc., Madison Heights

Gary Gavin
Vice President Key & Large Group Sales
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Deanna Hatmaker, MSA
Managing Director
Midwest People Development, Livonia, MI

Suzanne Holguin, RN
Support Group Liaison to the Board, Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula
Assessment Nurse, Friendship Center, Petoskey

Peter A. Lewitt, M.D.
Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine Sastry Foundation Endowed Chair in Neurology

Jeanne Merchant 
President/Owner Home Instead of Southwest Oakland County, MI

Sara Schimke, Esq.
Attorney, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices

Richard Winkelman
Director of Community Operations at AJR Communities


Past Chairmen

  • Thomas A. Cracchiolo, Founding Chairman
  • John A. Boll, Sr.
  • Leonard S. Borman
  • Kathleen Damian, Esq.
  • Jay M. Gorell, M.D.
  • Frederic L. Marblestone
  • Kenneth G. Meade
  • Lee R. Miskowski
  • Robert Richard, PhD
  • Ronald Sollish, Esq.
  • Edwin George, M.D., PhD

In Memoriam

Founding President
Raymond B. Bauer, M.D.


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