About

 Affiliations, Community Service and Honors

Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan; Muskegon County Bar Association (Past President); Lake
Michigan Estate Planning Council; American Arbitration Association; American Health Lawyers Association; International Mediation Institute (The Hague, Netherlands);
National Association of Osteopathic Foundations (Past President); Professional Association of Diving Instructors; American Osteopathic Association Commission
on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

Professional Licenses
Admitted to the Michigan Bar, 1976; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan,
1977; Certified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors to teach more
than 15 scuba diving courses.

Appointments and Elections

▪ Muskegon Community College Alumni Relations Committee 2011- present;
Chairman 2013 - present

▪ Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation Ad Hoc Study Committee
on Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education 2011

▪ Fair Employment Practices Investigator for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
since 2009

▪ Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation, 2007-present
(This is the body authorized by the United States Department of Education to
accredit all Osteopathic medical schools in the United States)

▪ Medical School Accreditation Examiner for the Commission on Osteopathic
College Accreditation; Administration, Finance, Facilities and GME 2009-2015;
Team Leader 2015-present

▪ Foundation for Osteopathic Health Services, Board 2004-present

▪ Michigan Osteopathic College Foundation Board 2004-present

▪ Lake Michigan Estate Planning Council, Board 2004-2008

▪ American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical
Education and Research, 2002-2005

▪ National Association of Osteopathic Foundations - VicePres 2002-2004,
Pres. 2004-2006

▪ Montague-Whitehall Rotary Club 1996- present, VicePres 2003-2004,
Pres 2004-2005

▪ American Osteopathic Association Council on Research, 2003 & 2004

▪ Disability Awareness Center for Independent Living, Board 2002-2003

▪ Muskegon Community Health Project Board of Directors, June 1999- 2006,
Secretary of the Board August 1999-2000, Vice-Chair 2000-2003

▪ Muskegon Community Health Ventures Board of Directors, 2000-2003, 2005-2006;
Board chairman 2005-2006

▪ White Lake Senior Services Board, 1998- 2001

▪ Muskegon General Osteopathic Foundation Board, Vice Chair, Jan.-June 1998

▪ Joint Operating Board and Executive Committee of Mercy General Health
Partners, July 1995 to June 1998

▪ Mercy General Health Partners Board Quality Committee, 1995- 2006

▪ Muskegon General Hospital, Trustee, 1990 - 1998; Board Treasurer, 1991- 1995,
Vice-chair 1996-1997

▪ St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, Vestry (Board) 1987-1991; 1995-1998; 2006-2008;
2013-2016; Chairman of Lay Eucharistic Ministers, 1991 to 2005; Senior
Warden 1996, 2014- present

▪ Muskegon County Bar Association, President (1987), Vice-President (1986)

▪ Boy Scouts of America, West Michigan Council Executive Board,1977-1988,
1993-1997, District Commissioner 1976-1978; District Chairman 1979-1982;
Eagle Scout 1967

▪ Muskegon Community Foundation Advisory Board, 1987

▪ St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Vestry (Board) 1983-1986

▪ Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Renter, Senate, President, 1975-1976

Additional Affiliations
Boy Scouts of America - 1981 National Jamboree, Staff; Philmont Scout Ranch
Contingent Leader,1978;Great Lakes High Adventure Base Contingent Leader,
1979, Explorer Post Leader, National Eagle Scout Association; National Rifle
Association, since 1965; Muskegon Rotary Club, 1993 – 1995;Twin Lake
Gun Club member, since 2001; Fraternal Order of Eagles since 2007;
State of Michigan licensed Foster Parent 2009-2012.

PUBLICATIONS
Author of “Healthcare and Mediation” published by the American Osteopathic
Hospital Association in 2001.

HONORS

▪ 2011 Muskegon Community College Distinguished Alumni Award

▪ American Bar Association Judge for the 2007 Advocacy in
Mediation Regional Competition at Michigan State University

▪ Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow – 2006

▪ Michigan State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Partnership
Award – 2005

▪ Strathmore’s Who’s Who of American Lawyers - 1997

▪ Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit – 1981

▪ One of the Outstanding Young Men of America - 1981

▪ Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout – 1967


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

~ Winston Churchill


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