2018 Opioid Summit Speakers

Presenter Biographies


Hassan F. Abdallah, Executive Director, SAFE Substance Abuse Coalition

Hassan F. Abdallah is a lifelong Michigan resident of Lebanese descent. Hassan is the co-founder and Executive Director of the SAFE Substance Abuse Coalition.

In his role as Executive Director, Hassan has lead SAFE to become a leading community organization in the field of substance abuse education and drug prevention. SAFE has become a district-wide educator within Dearborn Public Schools teaching youth about life skills relevant to drug prevention and dealing with substance abuse related issues. The coalition has helped over 150 individuals find their way into recovery, often with limited resources. In addition to their work at a community level, SAFE has legitimized themselves as strong legislative advocates for issues curbing the opioid and prescription drug epidemic both in Michigan and Washington D.C.

Mr. Abdallah is a proven and recognized professional in the field of organizational compliance with extensive experience in designing and managing compliance based solution systems. Throughout his career he has worked with teams to understand regulatory requirements through a strategic and analytical view. He has had great success in implementing solution and growth based compliance strategies to businesses and organizations in highly-regulated industries.

Hassan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and also completed his Juris Doctorate from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.


Teresa Bartlett, Senior Vice President & Senior Medical Officer, Sedgwick CMS

Teresa Bartlett is the Senior Vice President and Senior Medical Officer at Sedgwick CMS since January of 2009. Her background in Family Medicine led to a business career with a large automotive manufacturer. She has experience managing large self-insured, multi-state workers’ compensation programs and the Canadian workers’ compensation program. The short term disability (STD) program which Dr. Bartlett managed was union negotiated. She developed an evidence based medical substantiation process which saved millions of dollars and reversed the escalating STD trend. She led the team that won the Corporate Health Achievement Award from ACOEM in 2005 for the Development and Implementation of a Best Practice Clinical Model.

During her career she has had the opportunity to manage and mold wellness and fitness programs which evolved into award winning programs that were integrated into the benefit and claim structure. Dr. Bartlett was the recipient of the Crain’s Detroit Business 2008 Health Care Hero Award for bringing a new and innovative program to address back pain into the workplace. In 2012 she was a Business Insurance recipient of Women to Watch. In 2015 Dr Bartlett was the recipient of the President’s Honor Roll of the Comp Laude award for Work Comp Central for her work with physicians who had aberrant prescribing patterns in California. In 2017 she was appointed to the inaugural Board for the Women to Watch Foundation. Dr. Bartlett volunteers each week as a crisis counsellor for Crisis Text Line providing help for those in the moments of great need. She is a frequently requested national speaker on various health topics in the industry.

As the Senior Medical Officer for Sedgwick, Dr. Bartlett is an advisor in matters affecting the design and delivery of medical management services for the company’s claims clients. She provides strategic counsel and operational support in all areas of medical management including case management, return-to-work, behavioral health interventions, medical outcomes protocols, pharmacy interventions, telemedicine and health and safety matters. Dr. Bartlett also advises on best practices to integrate the delivery of occupational and non-occupational medical services and the matters affecting healthcare as part of the claims services process.


Bassam Batarse, MD, Medical Acupuncturist, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Dr. Batarse attended medical school in the Ukraine, finishing studies in 1985. Following, he served as a Flight Surgeon in the Jordania Air Force. Dr. Batarse completed his medical internship and residency at Wayne State University in 1997 and started working at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, MI, shortly thereafter. Since 2008, Dr. Batarse has supervised the Emergency Department, Neurology and Pain Management services at the VA and currently leads their medical acupunture program, which integrates complimentary modalities into their pain management treatments.


Willie Brooks, President & CEO, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Willie Brooks’ extensive expertise in both healthcare and finance serve as the foundation for his important role as President and CEO of the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA). Under his guidance, DWMHA identifies, influences, and delivers services to nearly 80,000 Wayne County residents with serious mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.

Mr. Brooks serves as the chief liaison between the organization’s Board of Directors, people receiving services, community partners, and state legislators. He works closely with each of them to ensure that their concerns are addressed, solutions are initiated, and that Oakland County citizens in need of mental health assistance receive quality services that promote independence, inclusion, and equality.

Willie’s impressive professional career in mental health, physical health and finance fields spanning nearly three decades. He earned both his Master of Art in Economics and Master of Science Finance degrees from Walsh College. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from William Tyndale College. He has served the mental health community most recently as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Oakland Community Health Network. He has worked as a healthcare business analyst with Maryland Health Care Systems and was also a marketing director for Blue Cross of Michigan Health Care System.

Willie is well respected among his peers for his detailed knowledge of investing, banking, and monetary policies; healthcare economics, and interpersonal skills involving relationships with people receiving services. His unique and diverse skills are valuable assets to organizations and people he works with, but also to students at Walsh College where he serves as an adjunct professor.

Willie’s longstanding commitment to his family, community, and those in need of help, continue to provide the framework that promotes his credibility and admiration as an exemplary leader.


Jerry Carson, UAW International Representative, Chaplaincy/ESSP, UAW-Ford National Programs Center

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Spencer Clark, MSW, ACSW, Public Health Advisor/Government Project Officer, SAMHSA Regional Administrator

Spencer Clark serves as a Public Health Advisor and Government Project Officer within the Division of Pharmacologic Therapies (DPT) in the Center for Substance Abuse Services (CSAT) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). His responsibilities include oversight of 14 states, including Michigan, in the implementation of the Opioid STR Grant Program (State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants) initiative, funded through the 21st Century Cures Act enacted by the 114th Congress in December 2016.

Mr. Clark is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where he completed his student practicums not far from Livonia in the communities of Wyandotte, Ypsilanti, and Flint. Prior to his federal employment at SAMHSA, worked for 28 years in North Carolina state government where he served for nine years as Administrator of the North Carolina State Opioid Treatment Authority (SOTA), and for two years as the Chief of the Addictions and Management Operations Section within the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. His professional background includes over 38 years of post-masters behavioral health services experience in clinical, administrative, fiscal, and evaluation areas, in mental health and addictions policy, planning, and program services.


Judge Gregory A. Clifton, 25th District Court, Lincoln Park

Judge Clifton attended Eastern Michigan University where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, and graduated law school from the Detroit College of Law. Judge Clifton worked in a private practice as a litigation attorney for 32 years at Durkin, McDonnell & Clifton. He has been a resident of Lincoln Park for 17 years, and has served on their Planning Commission for 6 of those years. He was elected Judge in November 2014 to the 25th District Court where he serves the cities of Lincoln Park, Ecorse and River Rouge. Judge Clifton is the President of the Downriver Chapter of Families Against Narcotics and a Board Member of the Lincoln Park Schools Education Foundation.


Duane DiFranco, MD, Senior Medical Director, Blue Care Network of Michigan

Duane J. DiFranco, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist and is currently Senior Medical Director at Blue Care Network of Michigan. Dr. DiFranco has been active within managed care for over 20 years and has held several different roles. He has led the carve in of behavioral health services at two managed care organizations, including Blue Care Network, Michigan’s largest HMO. Currently, Dr. DiFranco’s primary responsibilities extend beyond managed behavioral healthcare and include oversight of all utilization management and claims editing functions for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan enterprise. He also serves as co-chair of the Michigan Blues’ Opioid Abuse Task Force.


Grenaé Dudley, PhD, President & CEO, The Youth Connection

A professional advocate of children’s welfare for more than 30 years, Dr. Grenaé D. Dudley is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Youth Connection, an independent non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation, whose goal is to connect youth to brighter futures. The nationally recognized Youth Connection works to increase participation in after-school programs, improve academic outcomes, provide nutrition education and obesity prevention, help youth develop job skills through training and paid internships and reduce substance use among youth they serve.

Prior to assuming her present position, Dr. Dudley had been Deputy Director of The Children’s Center of Wayne County, an organization which she joined in 1977. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Dudley is well versed in the issues related to youth surrounding after-school programs – the reduction of youth violence, substance abuse and early sexual activity – and brings invaluable experience and insight to its mission.

Dr. Dudley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University.


Gregory Gadbois, MD, Medical Director, Priority Health

Gregory Gadbois, MD, is a Medical Director at Priority Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a focus on the Medicare Advantage product. Priority Health is an award-winning health benefits company, nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of its members. More than 740,000 people are covered by Priority Health plans in the state of Michigan. As a medical director at Priority Health, Dr. Gadbois is working on initiatives to transform the care model in aspects like patient-centered care, home-based care, and senior care programs. He has been heavily involved in C-TAC’s work to create a home based palliative care model for Medicare patients, and is currently focusing on implementing strategies to lower opioid utilization. He is passionate about the health care profession, because of his ability to help patients get and stay healthy.

Dr. Gadbois has an extensive knowledge of the health care industry having served as a family physician in West Michigan for more than 13 years. He completed his residency at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, MI and attended Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. Previously, Dr. Gadbois was a member of the Spectrum Health Medical Group board of directors, and held the position of chairman of the board. Spectrum Health Medical Group is a physician governed multi-specialty group with over 1,200 providers.


Kimberly Gaedeke, Acting Deputy Director, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

Kim Gaedeke is LARA’s Acting Deputy Director and oversees the Bureau of Community & Health Systems; Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing; MIOSHA and the Bureau of Professional Licensing. Kim has over 25 years of public and private sector experience and began her career working for Congressman Fred Upton, the Michigan House of Representatives, Strategic Public Affairs, St. John Health System, and Superior Capitol Consulting. Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in public policy and a minor in marketing from Western Michigan University.


Cathy Gallagher, Diversion Program Manager, Detroit Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration

Cathy Gallagher received a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from Regis University, Denver, CO, 1984. She also interned with the United Nations, Vienna, Austria, 1982.

Gallagher was hired as a full-time Diversion Investigator in 1985 and routinely conducted inspections of DEA Registrants, such as manufacturers and distributors of controlled substances. Also conducted complex criminal, civil, and administrative investigations of pharmacists, physicians and well-organized prescription rings.

She was the Associate and Chief of the Liason and Policy Section/Diversion Control Division/Drug Enforcement Administration (2005-2014); Chief of the Regulatory Section/Diversion Control Division/Drug Enforcement Administration (2014-2016); Diversion Program Manager/Detroit Division Office/Drug Enforcement Administration (January 2017 - Present).


Calista Harbaugh, MD, General Surgery Resident, University of Michigan, Michigan-OPEN

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Andrea Isom, Special Projects Reporter, WXYZ

You will remember Andrea Isom for her 10 plus years as a unique, dynamic and unforgettable Reporter. She was always ... “On The Edge”, while working as a feature reporter on Fox 2 News, where she exposed corruption and shared stories you wouldn’t see anywhere else. Although most importantly, Isom has always been a reporter for the people and a voice for the voiceless.

Isom was afforded an unbelievable opportunity to move to Los Angeles to be a Nationally Syndicated Show Host & Correspondent for a show called a Crime Watch Daily. During this time, she traveled the world covering stories on injustice. Though selfishly and thankfully for us, two years later, she and her family made their way back to Metro Detroit, where they belong. Isom is now a Special Projects Reporter, for WXYZ - 7 Action News. She has been real, passionate and instrumental in sharing stories about opioids and opioid addiction in our communities, and has been relentless in expressing the truth with great vigor and aggression toward stopping this epidemic.

Isom has spent more than 20 years as a journalist, storyteller, reporter and exposer of the truth across the country. She says, her work will never be done, until there is no more work to do.


Kate Kohn-Parrott, President & CEO, Greater Detroit Area Health Council

Kate Kohn-Parrott assumed the role of President and CEO of GDAHC in 2012. She has been instrumental in shaping health care reform at the local and state levels; prior to her appointment at GDAHC, she served as a health care policy advisor to the Michigan House of Representatives and as a health and labor consultant to Eastern Michigan University.

Kate spent more than twenty-five years at Chrysler, LLC as a leader in finance, internal audit, and employee benefits management. As Director of Integrated Health Care and Disability, she designed and implemented programs that saved over $400 million annually (on a benefits spend of $2.5 million) and led health and benefits national negotiations with the UAW in 2007—a collaboration that reduced costs and saved thousands of autoworker jobs. During her career at Chrysler, Kate was responsible for the company’s activities to control the cost of approximately $40 billion of purchased materials, where her efforts saved almost $1.5 billion.

Kate holds a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Detroit Mercy and a bachelor's degree in business administration (accounting) from Eastern Michigan University. She holds Certificates from the Stanford University Executive Program and the Managing Business Program at Insead (France). Kate is both a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.


Amy Mansour, LLMSW, Business Development Executive, Health Management Systems of America

Amy Mansour is an accomplished and proven professional. Educational experience includes a Master’s Degree in social work along with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology. Professional experience includes working at Henry Ford Health Systems with a variety of behavioral health settings as well as a medical social worker and case manager. She has been employed at HMSA for 4.5 years as an EAP counselor. Most recently, Mansour was promoted to Business Development Executive at HMSA.


Inspector Emmitt McGowan, Assistant District Commander, Michigan State Police

Inspector Emmitt McGowan is the Michigan State Police 2nd District Assistant Commander. In this capacity, he oversees the Metro North Post, Metro South Post, and the Special Enforcement Section. His prior assignment was with the Human Resources Division as the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (EEO). He was responsible for receiving and investigating EEO complaints, served as a consultant to field personnel, a liaison with the Department of Civil Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He was also responsible for oversight of enlisted member discipline & contract interpretation.

Inspector McGowan enlisted with the department in 1996, graduating as a member of the 114th Trooper Recruit School. During his 22-year career, Inspector McGowan has served in several positions at the Detroit and Brighton Posts, as well as managed the Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Explosive Training program while assigned to the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. He also served as the commander of the Detroit and Southeast Michigan Information and Intelligence Center (DSEMIIC) and the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center (MIOC).


Lauryn Mitchell, A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition Youth Taskforce Leader

Lauryn Mitchell is an A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition youth taskforce leader and a 9th grade athlete and honor student, born and raised in Detroit. Lauryn has a heart for the youth who she believes is often misguided by messages in music and media. Lauryn is a strong advocate for youth-led initiatives because she believes "Adults just don't get it." She is an expressive advocate for prevention and treatment in the school setting where she believes students' unhealthy habits are ignored or unfairly punished. Lauryn welcomes innovation, new and improved ways to serve youth. When she is not advocating for drug-free communities, social justice and lifestyle changes among her peers, she enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking and enjoying time spent with family.


Ranaldo (Ray) Ollie, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Agency

Ranaldo Ollie began his law enforcement career in 1981 as a Police Officer with the City of Houston, Texas Police Department. During his tenure with the Houston Police Department, Ollie served as a Patrol Officer and Narcotics Detective until 1990 when he started his career with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

During his 28-year tenure with DEA, Ollie has served as a Special Agent in both Domestic and Foreign assignments in the following locations: Houston, Texas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Kingston, Jamaica; Detroit, Michigan; Washington, DC, and Bangkok, Thailand.

Ollie began his career with the DEA in 1990 and has served in many roles and locations. In 2014, he was selected to serve as the Acting Regional Director for the Far East Region, where he was responsible for the oversight of thirteen DEA foreign offices which encompassed 34 countries throughout the region.

Ollie first worked in Detroit in 20015, and in 2015 he returned to the DEA Detroit Division to serve as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge, where he currently manages and directs DEA Task Force and HIDTA operational, enforcement, and administrative functions throughout the DEA Detroit Division Office Area of Responsibility.

Mr. Ollie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston, and throughout his career with DEA he has been the recipient of numerous awards and commendations.


Darlene Owens, Director, Substance Use Disorders Initiatives, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority

Darlene D. Owens, is the Director, Substance Use Disorders Initiatives for Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, Region 7. Ms. Owens responsibility is to ensure the delivery of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services to the Detroit Wayne County area. She ensures that our network meets all contractual requirements, the services are consumer- and community focused, are aligned with best practice and evidence-based methodologies, and are data driven. She oversees a network of 77 providers that provide prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery services with over 125 locations to the residents of Wayne County. Her duties include being the point of contact for providers and funders. She serve as Region 7’s Women Specialty Services (WSS) Coordinator and oversee WSS spending and program activities. Monitor and oversee the networks service delivery, quality of care, utilization management and expenditures. Monitor provider’s performance against contractual obligation and plan benchmarks. Develop, disseminate and implement substance use disorder policies and procedures for the network. Oversee the methodology, development, implementation and evaluation of outcomes and cost effectiveness measures, data analysis and reporting of outcomes in compliance with funder needs. She maintain a working knowledge of all relevant state/federal, and local legislation and policies related to the successful operation of the Authority.

Educational background includes being a licensed social worker with the State of Michigan, certified addiction drug counselor, qualified mental health professional, substance abuse treatment specialist, auricular detoxification specialist, notary republic, and a certified human resource generalist. Credentials include: Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Master Degree in Business Administration in Health Care Management. Her professional career encompasses over twenty-nine years in the business of human services and twenty-three of those years in administration.


Abdulhassan Saad, MD, Primary Care Physician

Dr. Abdulhassan Saad was born and raised in Dearborn, MI. He has a passion for his community and is driven to provide exceptional healthcare to his patients. Dr. Saad trained locally and attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and obtained a BS in biological science graduating with Honors. He then pursued his medical degree at the University of Toledo and graduated with high distinction. He later completed an internal medicine residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. After graduation, he took a position with a non-profit healthcare organization, IHA, stationed out of Ann Arbor, MI. While working as a general hospitalist for 2 years he was preparing to open his outpatient Internal medicine primary care clinic back in his hometown of Dearborn Michigan.

Dr. Saad opened a primary care clinic in 2016. Once open, he realized the need for the primary care providers such as himself in his community to help with the significant problem of opioid addiction that had become increasingly common in his practice. To better serve his patients, instead of referring patients to other physicians, Dr. Saad took the necessary course work and studies to get certified in buprenorphine and began treating opioid addiction from his private practice. As the practice grew he became more interested in helping his patients out and brought an inhouse psychotherapist to his office weekly to help with the psychosocial dynamics affecting patients who suffered from addiction. He also brought on a vivitrol program to his office to help his stable buprenorphine patients wean off this medication and get back to their normal lives with no reliance to opioids. Dr. Saad has continued to have passion in helping his community fight the opioid epidemic and plans on taking his ABPM board exam to become a Board-Certified Addiction Medicine specialist later this year.


Lisa Sabourin, Hourly Healthcare Strategy & Joint Programs Manager, Ford Motor Company

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Athina Siringas Deputy Chief Special Prosecutor, Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Athina Siringas is the Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit which includes supervisory authority over the Homicide Unit, Major Drug Unit (MDU) and the Auto Theft Unit (PATU) She came to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office in 2001.She was originally assigned to the General Trial Division. In 2003 she joined the Homicide Unit. The Homicide Unit handles all of the homicide cases within Wayne County through the preliminary examination stage. It also handles about 80 % of all the homicide trials in Wayne County. Between 2008 and 2010 Ms. Siringas was also assigned to the Kwame Kilpatrick and Christine Beatty perjury and obstruction of justice case. She handled many court hearings relating to the Kilpatrick matter, including a protracted restitution and violation of probation hearings. In 2010, Siringas was promoted and became the Principal Attorney supervising 10 homicide prosecutors and actively trying some homicide cases. In 2016 Ms. Siringas became the Deputy Chief in charge of Special Prosecutions.

Siringas attended Wayne State University School of Law and graduated Cum Laude in 1983. She was in private practice with the law firm of Bell and Gardner and thereafter Gardner and Siringas until 2001, when she joined the Prosecutor’s office. While at the firm she became its chief litigator handling many matters, including criminal, personal injury and commercial litigation.


Brian Spitsbergen, Director of Community Relations, Growth Works, Inc.

Brian is the Director of Community Relations for Growth Works Incorporated, an addiction treatment facility in Canton, Michigan. Brian has worked directly in the SUD treatment field for over 25 years managing and developing innovative community based behavioral health and SUD treatment initiatives for adolescent, adults and families. Brian received his PhD at Oakland University in Counselor Education and is working on systemic changes at a policy level regarding the process of identifying strategic programs focused on effective detoxification and treatment for opioid addiction. He has been in long term sustained recovery for over 30 years.


Monique Stanton, President & CEO, CARE of Southeastern Michigan

Monique Stanton has been the President & CEO of CARE of Southeastern Michigan since 2012. She is responsible for leading the strategic direction of organization and ensuring resources are available for supporting CARE’s mission. As someone who whose family has been impacted by addiction, she is personally and professionally committed to ensuring that there is a system of care that treats individuals with dignity and respect. Through Ms. Stanton’s leadership, CARE has grown by 67% through the expansion of multiple programs. The growth resulted in CARE being named a finalist for Crain’s Detroit Best Managed Nonprofit. Stanton is a 2013 dBusiness Magazine 30 in Their Thirties honoree. In 2014 the Detroit Free Press and Metropolitan Affairs Coalition awarded Monique the Shining Light Dave Bing Future Leader Award, for her regional advocacy addressing substance use disorders.


Patrick Stropes, Supervisor, Peer Recovery Support Groups, Growth Works, Inc.

Patrick Stropes is a Certified Peer Recovery Mentor (MCBAP), Certified Peer Recovery Coach (MDHHS) (CCAR), Recovery and Community Support Specialist, and Court Liaison for Growth Works. Pat’s story of recovery from his own addiction, coupled with the incredible impact he has made helping others take control of their own lives, has inspired and motivated thousands across Southeast Michigan and beyond.

After hitting a Canton police officer in a blackout, Pat admitted himself into his fifth treatment center. Upon successful completion of the treatment program, Pat spent the next 15 months in sober living housing. During this time, he was enrolled in the 35th District Courts Sobriety Court program. It was there, Pat was introduced to Brian Spitsbergen of Growth Works, a meeting that would forever change the direction of Pat’s life. Growth Works is a non-profit organization serving Western Wayne and surrounding areas with adult treatment resources and community based opportunities for youth. Thankfully, Brian saw something in Pat that led Growth Works to create a position for him, giving him the chance to share his story and empower others to transform their own lives.

Throughout his recovery, Pat demonstrated a desire to change his life permanently and truly break away from the disease of addiction. Pat’s personal experience has given him a unique perspective on the devastating effects that addiction has on a person and their loved ones. Through hard work and perseverance, Pat received his certification, and enjoys his ability to help so many others suffering with this disease. Pat currently serves as a member of the 16th and 35th District Court’s Treatment Court Panel. He is also a facilitator for the 34th District Court’s Reality Check Program.


Dorrie Tompsett, ADA Specialist, Integrated Leave Management, Meijer

Dorrie Tompsett is the ADA Specialist for Meijer where she is responsible for assisting with accommodations for team members or applicants in the retail stores, corporate offices, supply chain and manufacturing. Tompsett leads the ADA team and has played a role in developing the ADA program at Meijer. She also is the Lead of the team member resource group, Meijer Disability Awareness and Advocacy Group. Tompsett is Mental Health First Aid certified, and a Survivor Outreach Program volunteer.