Meet the MHSAA Representative Council


First Row: Courtney Hawkins, Kris Isom, Vic Michaels, Scott Grimes, Fred Smith, MHSAA Executive Director Jack Roberts, Alvin Ward. Second Row: Chris Miller, Vicky Groat, Cheri Meier, Pete Ryan, Steve Newkirk, Karen Leinaar, Al Unger. Third Row: Dave Derocher, Don Gustafson, Pat Watson, John Thompson, Sean Jacques. (Picture taken May 2017)

Members of the MHSAA Representative Council

Dave Derocher**

Faculty Member
Reese High School
Class C-D — Northern Lower Peninsula

Scott Grimes**, President

Assistant Superintendent of Human Services
Grand Haven Public Schools
Statewide At-Large

Vicky Groat**

Principal/Athletic Director   
Battle Creek St. Philip High School 
Appointee

Kyle Guerrant (ex-officio)

Director , Coordinated School Health & Safety
Programs Unit, Michigan Dept. of Education, Lansing
Designee

Don Gustafson*

Superintendent  
St. Ignace Area Schools
Junior High/Middle Schools

Courtney Hawkins*

Athletic Director
Flint Beecher High School
Appointee   

Kris Isom*

Athletic Director
Adrian Madison High School
Class C-D — Southeastern Michigan    

Sean Jacques**

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Calumet High School
Class C-D — Upper Peninsula

Karen Leinaar*

Athletic Director
Bear Lake High School
Statewide At-Large

Cheri Meier*

Assistant Superintendent   
Okemos Public Schools   
Appointee

Vic Michaels**, Secretary-Treasurer

Director of Physical Education & Athletics
Archdiocese of Detroit
Private and Parochial Schools

Chris Miller*

Athletic Director
Gobles High School
Class C-D — Southwestern Michigan

Steve Newkirk**

Principal
Clare Middle School
Junior High/Middle Schools

Peter C. Ryan**

Athletic Director
Saginaw Township Community Schools
Class A-B — Northern Lower Peninsula

Fred Smith**, Vice President

Athletic Director
Benton Harbor High School
Class A-B — Southwestern Michigan

John Thompson**

Athletic Director
Brighton High School
Class A-B — Southeastern Michigan

Al Unger*

Athletic Director
Kingsford High School
Class A-B — Upper Peninsula

Alvin Ward*

Administrator of Athletics
Detroit Public Schools
Detroit Public Schools Position

Pat Watson**

Principal
West Bloomfield High School
Appointee

*Term Expires December 2017
**Term Expires December 2018 

Any individual who is a representative of a member school (faculty member or Board of Education member) may become a candidate for the MHSAA Representative Council. Please contact the MHSAA Executive Director for an outline of procedures.