The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative is pleased to announce that effective April 1st, 2017, Dan Wojciak will serve as the new MI Health Link Ombudsman (MHLO). The MHLO offers free, confidential advocacy and problem-solving to MI Health Link (MHL) beneficiaries and advocates for structural improvements in the MHL program. Dan's promotion recognizes his superb work and leadership in the Ombudsman program since its inception. His determined and compassionate approach to assisting MI Health Link beneficiaries combined with his thoughtful legal and analytical skills have greatly advanced the MHLO's dual goals of individual and systemic advocacy. Alison Hirschel, the first MHLO, will remain involved in MI Health Link in her role as the Director of the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative, the program that houses the MHLO.
Dan has been a staff attorney with MEJI since February 2015. He is the primary author of “An Advocate’s Guide to the MI Health Link Program,” available at http://mhlo.org/advocates-gui
de, and continues to update the Guide as the MHL program evolves. Dan has prior experience working on legal issues involving housing rights, disability law, immigration, and human trafficking. He received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 2014 and his BA from the University of Michigan in 2009.
You can contact the MHLO at:
or at firstname.lastname@example.org