Community Health Department Director Resigns

Aug 28, 2014

The head of the Michigan Department of Community Health has announced that he’ll resign next month. Director Jim Haveman has led the MDCH since 2012.

According to Governor Rick Snyder’s office, Haveman had planned to stay at his post into next year. But he changed his mind after he recently had a “mild stroke.”

The governor praised Haveman’s leadership as he accepted his resignation. That includes the rollout of the Healthy Michigan plan, which expands the state’s Medicaid program per the Affordable Care Act.

MDCH Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will take Haveman’s place.