The Tri-County Office on Aging Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Consortium Board. At least one-half of the council consists of senior citizens, appointed by their respective units of government. Remaining members represent community agencies appointed by the Consortium Board. This composition offers the perspectives of both seniors and service providers on aging issues.

Meetings are open to the public under the provisions of the Open Meetings Act.
Meeting time/dates are subject to change.

Meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Tri-County Office on Aging, 5303 S. Cedar St., Building 1, Lansing, MI 48911.

Due to COVID-19 and per Executive Order, TCOA Advisory Council meetings are currently set to be tele-conference calls until further notice. 

Call in instructions are as follows and on the current agenda, below. 

Call-in number: 1 (605) 468-8029    –     Passcode: 396949#

Senior Representatives (Appointed by local units of government)

City of East Lansing

  • Felix (Bud) Fliss

City of Lansing

  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Cheryl Mask
  • Anita Turner

Clinton County

  • Eileen Heideman
  • Madelyn “Archi” Tomczyk

Eaton County

  • Joseph Gutiérrez
  • Gina Przybyl
  • Joel Zachrich

Ingham County

  • Susan Cockerill
  • Susann Baker
  • Jane Wallin

Agency Representatives (Appointed by Tri-County Aging Consortium Board)

  • Laurie Beals, McLaren Orthopedic Hospital
  • Jim Dell, RSVP/Senior Companion Program-Clinton, Eaton, Ingham County
  • Robyn Ford, Social Security Administration
  • Deb Wiese, CATA
  • Chad Johnson, JWR/Elizabeth’s Place
  • Dr. Zeenat Kotyal-Karamchandani, MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction
  • Carla Lasiter, Disability Network Capital Area
  • Phyllis Monroe, Tri-County Nutrition Council
  • Kelly Neve, Clinton/Eaton DHHS
  • Meghan Pineda, Wind Beneath Your Wings
  • Elizabeth (Liza) Rios, Legal Services of South Central Michigan
  • Dawn Sargent, Community Mental Health Older Adult Services

Michigan Senior Advocates Council Representatives

  • Kirk Lewis
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

State Advisory Council Representatives

  • Regina Allen
  • Kirk Lewis
  • Robyn Ford

FY 21 Meeting Minutes

October 2020


FY 20 Meeting Minutes

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019

January 2020

No February meeting.

March 2020

No April meeting.

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

No August meeting.

September 2020


FY 21 Meeting Agenda for Upcoming Meeting

Please contact Tammy Lemmer at 517-887-1382 or