Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Mission

The MMHC Advisory Committee provides oversight on matters related to the MMHC course and supplemental courses with the intention of preserving course fidelity, providing quality mental health crisis instruction to law enforcement agencies, training roll out planning, stakeholder engagement regarding training and supporting the larger diversion efforts of the State of Michigan.

Advisory Committee Vision

To support the provision of training to all Michigan public safety personnel to promote the knowledge, skills, and techniques required to provide safe, effective, and appropriate service to all persons with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders.

Advisory Committee Purpose

The committee is created for the purpose of establishing a stakeholder-supported framework for work between MDHHS and the contracted service provider (The Cardinal Group II). The committee shall limit its activities to advising on matters that directly concern the instructional program, materials presented and statewide implementation.

Advisory Committee Membership

The structure of the Advisory Committee is designed to ensure the best representation of law enforcement and mental health, and other behavioral health stakeholders. This structure is intended to provide adequate voice and insight into matters related to law enforcement response to persons with behavioral health challenges.

MMHC Training Advisory Board Membership List

Tom Cremonte


Risk Control Consultant


Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (MMRMA)

Michael Drogowski

Michigan State Police, SGT.

Michigan State Police- Office of Behavioral Science

Kevin Fischer

NAMI Executive Director

NAMI Michigan

Greg Flynn

West Bloomfield Fire Chief

West Bloomfield Fire Department

Scott Hicks

Director of Operations

Medstar Ambulance

Tom Kangas

Region 1 PIHP Director

Northcare Network

Karen Goodman

Director of Systems Development

Central Wellness Network

Steven Mays

Liaison to the Mental Health Diversion Council and Diversion Administrator (MDHHS)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Debra Pinals

Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Forensic Programs

Mental Health Diversion Council Member (Representing MDHHS)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Michael Scott

Region 5 Veterans Navigator

Mid-State Health Network