Board of Directors

The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) was created in 1994 as a private charitable foundation to advance the policies and programs of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports. MFF’s board of directors is comprised of residents who play a vital role in the promotion of health, wellness, and physical activity throughout the state of Michigan.

Peaches McCahill, Chair Debbie Dingell, Honorary Chair Thomas Boehr, Secretary/Treasurer Laura Appel
Wayman Britt Sara Burhans Willie Burton Patricia Herndon
Geraldine Jackson Vincent Kirkwood Brigitte LaPointe Florine Mark
Raquel Thueme

The Governor’s Council

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports was established through an executive order issued by Governor John M. Engler in 1992 to improve the health of, and increase physical activity among, Michigan residents.

The Council is comprised of representatives from across the state, appointed by the current governor to two-year terms. The Council’s vision is that the state and its communities embrace and support physical activity and health education.

Mary Patay, Chair Willie Burton Kattie Carpenter Justin Cessante
Armond Harris Lashanda Jackson Rahaf Khatib Linnell McKenney
Florine Mark Michelle Mattison Felicia Maxwell Anthony Moreno
Ira Newble Bryan Rief Bethany Thayer Todd Turner