County Makes WCHO Appointments

Dennis McDougal and Jeanette Spencer have been appointed to the Washtenaw Community Health Organization (WCHO) board for terms ending March 31, 2016. The county board of commissioners made the appointments in a unanimous vote at their March 6, 2013 meeting.

The Washtenaw Community Health Organization (WCHO) is a partnership between Washtenaw County and the University of Michigan Health System. Each institution appoints six members to the board. The partnership focuses on providing services to children and adults with mental or emotional health disorders, substance abuse problems or developmental disabilities.

The organization is in transition following the sudden death of Patrick Barrie, the former WCHO executive director who died in late 2012. WCHO also recently relocated its offices to the county-owned 705 Zeeb Road building in Scio Township. The group’s offices were previously located at 555 Towner in Ypsilanti.

This brief was filed from the boardroom of the county administration building at 220 N. Main St. in Ann Arbor. A more detailed report will follow: [link]