Healing to Wellness Family Court Coordination/Case Manager
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan
Mount Pleasant, MI
Joseph V. Sowmick, Ph.D. is Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Elder and an award winning photojournalist who has been employed by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan for 25 years. Joseph is currently employed through the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court and is the Healing to Wellness Family Court Project Coordinator and works directly under a grant from SAMHSA.
Joseph has Associates of Arts degree from Lansing Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and received an Honorary Doctorate degree in Public Service Administration from Central Michigan University in 2008.
Joseph was also a graduate of the Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Rollie Denison Leadership Institute and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Leadership Michigan Program. Joseph has served on the Central Michigan Community Hospital Board/McLaren Health System for twelve years, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Health Board for five years and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College Board of Regents for four years.
Joseph was appointed by Gov. Granholm to the Michigan Community Service Commission for eight years and Gov. Rick Snyder recently awarded a State of Michigan Recognition for his work in public service.
Joseph has served on numerous boards and committees on local, state, federal and tribal levels and is considered a valuable resource for his cultural and technical insights on the communications industry. He currently serves on the Isabella County Economic Development Board, Region VII AAA Seniors Advisory Council and the Saginaw Chippewa Elders Advisory Board.
Joseph lives in Mt. Pleasant and has been married for 33 years to his wife Susan and his daughter Lindy is a graduate from the University of Minnesota majoring in Marketing and Public Relations.
Tuesday, April 23
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM