Advancing Produce Prescription Programs in Michigan

The Michigan Produce Prescription (PPR) Steering Committee

About the Steering Committee


To collectively identify and progress a unified state policy ask or asks that will concretely support Produce Prescription programming advancement and expansion throughout Michigan. The Michigan PPR Steering Committee will engage in decision making that will guide the Michigan PPR Statewide Learning Network to create sustainable funding models for this intervention through private insurance coverage and/or Medicaid or Medicare expansion.

Creation Date

April 2023

PPR Steering Committee Members

The Michigan PPR Steering Committee is composed of leaders and key facilitators from a diverse set of sectors who are influencing Produce Prescription programming and committed to advancing it.

Brent Mikkola

Community Health Manager

MyMichigan Health


Bella Pagogna

Produce Prescription Manager

Michigan Farmers Market Association


Dominick Pallone

Executive Director

Michigan Association of Health Plans

Dawn S. Opel, JD, PhD

Chief Innovation Officer and General Counsel

Food Bank Council of Michigan


Stacia Schaefer, PharmD

Strategy Execution Manager, RDO (Results Delivery Organization)


Kelsey P. Ostergren, MPH, CIC

Director, Health Policy Initiatives

Michigan Health & Hospital Association


Hannah Swartz

Program Manager

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.


Ariane Donnelly, MPH, RD

Health Promotion Coordinator

Washtenaw County Health Department

Tammy Rosa

Nutrition Program Manager

Upper Peninsula Commission For Area Progress (UPCAP)

Janèe L Moore

Food Access Public Health Consultant

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Jan Delatorre

Senior Program Officer

Michigan Health Endowment Fund