Todd spent his teen years in an institution and then foster care. He moved into an adult foster care home when he was 18. Todd joined the Board of the ARC of Newaygo County, and began to get involved with helping others being served by the CMH system. He joined the Disability Council for the State, and received the Partners in Excellence Award from the Community Mental Health Association.
Todd is one of the founding members of the Empowerment Network, and served as Vice Chair on their board. They advocated with the CMH for more money and a better space. He is very proud of the contributions Empowerment makes to our community.
Todd was appointed to the CMH Board in 2007, and has served on the State Children’s Advisory Committee as well as the Self Advocates of Michigan committee since then. He is also on the Executive Board for the CMHA. And the Secretary for SAM