Department of Human Services

Department of Human Services


Matt Wilczek, State Appointee
Teri Banas, County Appointee
Marla Ekola, County Appointee

Meeting Times

4th Friday of the month 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
 November and December meetings are scheduled for the  3rd Friday of the month 8:30 am - 10:30 am
at Ingham County Medical Care Facility, 3882 Dobie Road, Okemos

    • June 28, 2024                             Agenda           Minutes
    • May 24, 2024                             Agenda            Minutes
    • April 26, 2024                             Agenda            Minutes 
    • March 22, 2024                          Agenda            Minutes
    • February 23, 2024                     Agenda            Minutes
    • January 26, 2024                       Agenda            Minutes
    • December 15, 2023                   Agenda            Minutes
    • November 17, 2023                   Agenda            Minutes
    • October 27, 2023                       Agenda            Minutes
    • September 22, 2023                  Agenda            Minutes
    • August 25, 2023                         Agenda            Minutes
    • July 28, 2023                              Agenda            Minutes
    • June 23, 2023
    • May 26, 2023
    • April 28, 2023
    • March 24, 2023
    • February 24, 2023

What We Do...

The Department of Human Services Board is established in accordance with Public Act 280 of 1939, commonly referred to as the Public Welfare Act. The three members of the board, one member appointed by the Governor, the other two appointed by the Ingham County Board of Commissioners Human Services Committee, each serve three year terms. Board members receive per diem payments. The Director of the Ingham County Department of Human Services is the secretary to the Board. By agreement, the State Department of Human Services and the County Department of Human Services appoint the Director of the Ingham County Department of Human Services. All employees are under State Civil Service. The County Department of Human Services Board advises the county agency on local policies and procedures, and reviews all contracts for services within the county. The Ingham County Department of Human Services Board has complete control of all funds being appropriated by the Board of Commissioners. Funds are primarily used to provide emergency services to individuals and families not covered by state/federal assistance, and for foster care and other services to temporary court wards ineligible for state/federal payments.

Additionally, the Department of Human Services Board administers the Ingham County Medical Care Facility (ICMCF) and is responsible for appointing the Facility’s Administrator. ICMCF is a 236 bed skilled nursing facility that is dedicated to improving lives.  Established in 1844, the Facility provides comprehensive short-term rehabilitation services and 24-hour skilled nursing care for people in need of short and long-term care. 

Contact Person:

Su A’lyn Holbrook, Director
Department of Human Services
5303 S. Cedar, Lansing, 48911
(517) 887-9791