MI AIR MI HEALTH STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

KEN FLETCHER, American Lung Association, Advocacy Specialist

Ken Fletcher is an Advocacy Specialist with the American Lung Association in Michigan and directs their Healthy Air Campaign in the state.  He has worked in the Michigan legislative and political areas for over 25 years and currently serves as the Supervisor of Delta Charter Township. 

American Lung Association Michigan

TINA REYNOLDS, Michigan Environmental Council, Health Policy Director

Tina Reynolds is the Health Policy Director at the Michigan Environmental Council.  Tina has extensive experience in law and state public policy development.  She holds a law degree from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources.  She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.  She has worked as a law clerk, as an environmental policy analyst for the Michigan House of Representatives, as a legislative assistant for the 53rd House District (Ann Arbor) and most recently as legal counsel for the 18th State Senate District (Washtenaw County).  Tina’s work focuses on protecting people, especially vulnerable children, from exposure to dangerous toxics, and to improve health outcomes.  Tina lives in East Lansing with her husband and their three children. 

Michigan Environmental Council

KATHLEEN SLONAGER, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Executive Director

Ms. Slonager is the Executive Director of Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – Michigan Chapter, a non-profit charity dedicated to education and training for all those affected by asthma and allergies, as well as the professionals that take care of them.  She is also the CEO for Transformational Health, PC – a holistic health care practice devoted to homeopathy. 

Ms. Slonager has over 25 years experience in health care and is licensed and certified as a Registered Nurse, Homeopath, and Certified Asthma Educator.  In 2013, she was awarded the AAFA Chapter Innovation Award from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, in recognition of a home care program for families dealing with asthma and allergies.  Additionally, she is the co-author or the AAFA Wee Breathers™ asthma management program for health professionals.  Ms. Slonager is also the author of several published papers regarding asthma education and holistic health practices, as well as co-author of a published study: Impact of air pollution on asthma in Arab Americans, 2014.   

She is a passionate patient advocate and health educator with expertise in asthma and allergy management, complementary and alternative medicine modalities, disease management, quality assurance, and health promotions.

ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

MARA HERMAN, Ecology Center, Health Outreach Coordinator

Mara joined the Ecology Center in July 2015.  She earned her Masters in Public Health and Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Health Promotion from Michigan State University.  Prior to the Ecology Center, Mara worked as a research assistant for Michigan State University’s College of Nursing, promoting active and healthy lifestyles to adolescents statewide.

Her interest in the connections between climate, energy, and health was peaked while studying abroad in Brazil and saw local health professionals advocating for stronger environmental policies.  This interest grew during her time as a Fellow participating in the first cohort of the Ecology Center’s Health Leaders Fellowship. 

Ecology Center

KINDRA WEID, MI Air MI Health, Coalition Coordinator

Initially founded by Rory Neuner in 2012, the day-to-day activities of the coalition are coordinated by Kindra Weid, RN, MPH.  Kindra is currently practicing as an critical care RN with 18+ years of experience in nursing.  She is also passionate about environmental health issues, which drove her to obtain a Masters in Public Health in 2009.  Kindra has been working as an environmental health educator and advocate for air quality in Michigan since 2015.   

Kindra lives and works as an RN in Washtenaw County.  She enjoys advocating for environmental health issues and experiencing Michigan's vast outdoor recreation opportunities with her partner and dog.