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Camp Grayling Restoration Advisory Board (RAB): Camp Grayling Restoration Advisory Board

This guide will provide information to interested parties about the issue of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Grayling, Michigan area.


Camp Grayling Restoration Advisory Board

P- Primary Committee Member

A- Alternate Committee Member (attends in absence of primary)


     Jonathan Edgerley,  Installation Co-Chair - - 517.599.5644

     Susan Thiel, Community Co-Chair - - 989.390.2800

Administrative Support     

     Helen Rought

Military and Regulatory Members

     National Guard Bureau (NGB): Dr. Bonnie Packer (P) - Contractor

     Michigan Dept. of Military and Veteran Affairs: Patricia Lyman (P)

     Michigan Army National Guard: Jonathan Edgerly (P) - Co-Chair

     Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE): Christiaan Bon (P), Lisa Kruse (A)

     Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS): Ann Yardoch (P), William Farrell (A), Don Eikenhart (A)

     Local Health Department #10: Abigail Drews (P), Vacant (A)

     Department of Natural Resources (DNR): Tammy Newcomb (P), Tim Cwalinski (A)

Community Members

Local Government:

     City of Grayling:  Erich Podjaske (P) - City Mgr.    

     Crawford County - Ed Goscicki, Paul Compo (A)

     Grayling Township- Lacey Stephan (P) Township Supervisor,  Mike McNamara (A)

Lake Margrethe Residents:

     John Alef (P), Mike Bushre (P), Carolyn DiPonio (P) - Membership Chair   

     Ray Basile (P) - Lake Margrethe Property Owners Assn., Heather Bennett (P)

Grayling Army Airfield Area Residents

     Fred Fisher (P), Marcia Koppa (P) - Communications Chair and Co-Chair Alternate   

     Susan Thiel (P) - Co-Chair

Environmental and Special Interest Groups:

     Anglers of the AuSable: James Shifflet (P)

     AuSable Property Owners Association: Adolph Greenberg (A)

     Huron Pines: Samantha Nellis (P)

     League of Women Voters of Grand Traverse Area: Ann Swaney (A)

     Trout Unlimited: Vacant (P)

Support Entities

     Michigan Dept. of Military and Veteran Affairs: Col. Scott Meyers

     Michigan Army National Guard: Lt. Col. Frank Laurence, Lt. Col. Shawn Abbe, Heather Green, Jenni Caverson

     Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE): Mike Jury, Randy Rothe, Brian Zuber, Sydney Ruhala

     Legislators: Kelly Lively for Senator Gary Peters, Eric Keller for Senator Gary Peters

     ANG Toxic Release Program Mgr.: Pam Hess

     AECOM (Engineer firm contractor): John Cuthbertson

     Health Dept. #10: Katie Haner - Public Health Educator


updated January 27, 2024