College of
Human
Medicine

Dean's Staff Advisory Committee Roster

Reach out the committee at CHM.DSA@msu.edu

Inaugural Committee

  • Melissa Kacos (Chair)
    Office of Student Affairs and Services
    Term expires 2022
  • Karla Cody (Vice Chair)
    Department of Family Medicine
    Term expires 2022
  • Harmony Van Valkenberg (Secretary)
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
    Term expires 2022
  • Michael Braem, JD
    Dean's Office
    Term expires 2020
  • Linda Cornish, MBA, CRA, CHRS 
    Division of Public Health
    Term expires 2020
  • Kim Healy
    Dean's Office
    Term expires 2021
  • Kelsey Magolan, MS 
    Department of Translational Neuroscience
    Term expeires 2022
  • Lydia Merritt, MAIT
    Division of Public Health
    Term expires 2021
  • Amy Nienhouse, MS
    Office of Communications, Engagement and Outreach
    Term expires 2022
  • Holly Nysse, MPA
    Office of Late Clinical Experiences
    Term expires 2022
  • Brenda Reynolds, CHRS 
    Department of Medicine
    Term expires 2021
  • Robert Schiering, CHRS
    Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
    Term expires 2021
  • Megan Stechschulte 
    Office of Clinical Experiences
    Term expires 2021
  • Teresa Thomas 
    Health Colleges Research Office
    Term expires 2020

Selection process

A total of 33 applications for the inaugural commitee were first sorted by CT, APA and APSA employee groups, as guidelines dictate that three representatives from each bargaining group be included.

Next, applicant metrics were reviewed to ensure diversity across locations, departments, experience, and roles. The selection committee did their best to identify individuals who might best serve on an inaugural committee, which will involve being able to lay the foundation for this committee going forward.