Industry Forum Discussions: Childcare
Traverse Connect & The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance Present discussions for Childcare around changing requirements for worker and customer safety. Please join Lisa Brewer-Walraven, Director, Child Development and Care Office of Great Start, Mark C. Jansen, Director, Child Care Licensing Division and Michelle Richard, Deputy to the Senior Advisor to the Governor for Michigan Prosperity in this engaging discussion.
Lisa Brewer-Walraven serves as the state child care administrator, director of the Office of Child Development and Care within MDE/OGS. As the state child care administrator, Ms. Brewer-Walraven is responsible for the implementation of the CCDBG in Michigan ensuring compliance with federal rules and regulations while maintaining partnerships with a variety of stakeholders (within state government and outside) across the state to meet the needs of children, families, and providers. She has a master of arts in Child Development from Michigan State University.
Michelle Richard works for Governor Whitmer’s office and is supporting the state’s child care response during COVID-19.