Health Forum of Northern Michigan - Protecting Our Mental Health

Thursday, March 18, 2021
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Register Here. Registration ends on March 17 at noon. 

Panelists will provide an insight on protecting mental health.  The audience has the opportunity to engage in a Q & A session following the presentations.


Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University

Marguerite Cotto
Vice President, Lifelong & Professional Learning
Northwestern Michigan College

Rural Health Awards

Health Forum Panel Discussion:

David Mengebier (Moderator)
President & CEO
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation


Nick Ceglerak, Ed.D
Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District

Curtis Cummins, MD, FAPA
Medical Director
Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority

Allen Jansen
Deputy Director, Behavioral Health and
Developmental Disabilities Admin
State of Michigan

Shoba Ryan, DNP
Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry
Munson Health

Platform: Zoom Webinar, registered participants will be sent a Zoom link a few days prior to the event

The Health Forum of Northern Michigan is offered in the fall and spring of each year. It is a collaboration between the GVSU Office of the Vice Provost for Health, GVSU Regional Center, and Northwestern Michigan College.  It is supported by a planning committee of community leaders in the Grand Traverse area.  The event is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of West Michigan. 

The purpose of the Health Forum is to offer a venue for open discussion on health topics pertinent to the well-being of the community.

All Health Forum of Northern Michigan events are free and open to the public.

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Contact Information

Diane Dykstra at or 616-331-5876.

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This event was added to the calendar by Poshita Nigam ( on Monday, March 15, 2021 and was last updated on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:22 a.m.