Lois Shulman

Mission – Empower others developing the ability to recognize and embrace their strengths, learn the practice of forgiveness and feel content.  Ultimately, to live fully empowered to give more to the world.



Work and Advocacy Experience:

2021 to present
Member, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Behavioral Health Advisory
Council (BHAC)

2021 to present
Historian, Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians (MSAP)

2020 to present
Editor, Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA) Connections Magazine

2020 to present
Editor, Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA) Connections Magazine

2020 to present
Member, Disability Rights of Michigan, Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental
Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council

2019 to present
Chair, Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Member, OCHN Recipient Rights Advisory Committee (RRAC)

2016 to present
Substitute Teacher, EDUStaff, LLC
-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and West Bloomfield Public Schools, and Eton Academy,
-2020-2021 working as a Flex (permanent substitute) Teacher at The Roeper School.

2016 to present
Volunteer, General Civil Mediator, at Oakland Mediation Center (OMC)
-Oakland County State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) Approved Civil Mediator
-Elder Mediation
– Michigan Special Education Mediation and Facilitation

2013 to present
Lakeshore Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Advocate
– Certified Michigan Volunteer Ombudsman
– Visit with and advocate for residents and their families in nursing care facilities

2016 to present
Empowerment Coach
-Workshop facilitator, motivational speaker

2008 to March 31, 2019
Board Member Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) and Executive Board Member
Community Mental Health AssociaQon of Michigan (CMHA)
– CMHA Executive Board Vice President 2018-2019
– CMHA Treasurer 2017-2018
– OCHN Executive Board Vice Chair 2016-2019
– OCHN Citizen’s Advisory Commitee (CAC) liaison from the OCHN Board 2012-2019
– Approve strategic plan and budget appropriations for Oakland County’s Core providers

2010 to 2014
Better Life Home Care, LLC—Vice President, Case Management and Marketing 
– Managed the provision of services to the disabled and elderly
– Marketing to community, hired, trained and evaluated personnel
– Interviewed family and placed caregivers
– Managed personnel and family concerns in a timely manner
– Improvised to accommodate family and caregiver needs
– Managed personnel hours; determined office policies; invoiced clients; reporting

2002 to 2006 Gubernatorial Appointment
Served on the Michigan State Hospital Finance Authority (MSHFA) Board
2010 MSHFA became part of the Michigan Finance Authority (MFA)
– Reviewed and approved low cost capital financing to non-profit providers of health care services that parKcipated in any phase of the continuum of
health care.

1981 to 1998
Law Office Administrator, Marc Shulman and Associates, PC
– Hired, trained, supervised, evaluated and disciplined personnel
– Responsible for tax and payroll compliance

-Cooley Law School, JD
-Kalamazoo College, BS

Community Service:
-Volunteer for Freedom Centers at DTW Airports, serving United States and other
countries active, retired or veteran women and men and their traveling families
-Tri County Collaborative Veteran Service Committee Member
– Friendship Circle
– National AssociaKon of Parliamentarians (NAP) Registered Parliamentarian (RP)
Member, Detroit Unit
– Toastmasters International – Northwood Toastmasters
-Eligibility Determination Committee for Freedom Road Transportation (FRT)
-Volunteer Driver for FRT
-Training to Prevent Adult Abuse and Neglect (TPAAN) – Trainer of curriculum
-S.O.U.L. 501 (c) (3) non-profit ambassador