April Arnall has been named Midland County's new Director of Public Guardian Services. A native of Virginia, Arnall comes to Midland County from Southern California, where she last worked in Ventura at Phoenix Programs, a mental health facility.
In her new county post, Arnall will provide health and housing-related assistance to individuals designated as "court wards" by the court and who are in need of public guardianship and/or conservatorship services. She did her undergraduate college coursework at Old Dominion University and earned a master's degree in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.
"I'm thrilled to be living in Michigan," she says. ""I've lived in a number of states but have never met such friendly people as I have here. My new job suits my background and interests. I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead."
Bridgette Gransden, Midland County's director of finance and a member of the interview committee for the public guardian position, says, "April is outgoing and has a lot of energy and enthusiasm, which is exactly what we need to get the program up and running quickly."
Arnall started her new job on February 23.