Directory: Department of Human Services Board

The Pinecrest Farms Administrator reports to a Department of Human Services Board (DHS). The DHS board has two members appointed by the Board of Commissioners and one appointed by the Governor's office. In conjunction with the DHS Board Pinecrest has oversight from the Midland County Administrator/Controller Bridgette M. Gransden, CPA, CGFM and the Midland County Board of Commissioners.

The DHS board's main priorities are to oversee the Pinecrest Farms Administrator and to ensure that the best care and quality of life is provided to the residents. The board meets monthly and is in regular communication with the Administrator and County personnel.

Brian Millikin, the Director of Midland, Isabella and Clare County DHS also provides oversight to Pinecrest. Director Millikin attends the monthly board meetings, provides input when requested and assists monitoring of Pinecrest funds.


Richard Payne
Vice Chairperson

Richard "Rick" Payne is the current chairperson of the DHS committee. He is a retired Master Craftsman from Dow Chemical Company. He’s a member of M.C.S.S.A and is on the Legislative Committee. He’s a past president of H.R.R.V.C, chapter president for Habitat for Humanity, member of the Family Motor Coach Association.

Rick is also a past member of the U.S Coast Guard Auxiliary, member of the Midland Amateur Hockey Board of Directors, Referee-in-Chief for the Midland Amateur Hockey District 5 club. He is a past member of U.S.A Hockey In-Line Michigan R-I-C and International Silver Stick Hockey Director, and Commissioner for International Silver Stick Hockey.

Currently, he is a member of the Lee Township Board of Review and member of the Lee Township Z.B.A.

Rick’s been married for over 55 years and has 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Yvonne Fisher

Yvonne Fisher is a member and has served as chair of the Northwood Town and Campus and President of the Contemporary Review Club. She also served as President of the MPS Sports Boosters and spearheaded the first two Booster Bash fundraising events.

Yvonne has always been an active volunteer in the community through children programs at church, the Plymouth PTO for 14-years, Sports representative for the MHS Girls Tennis Team and a member of the MHS Sports Booster Club.

In addition Yvonne serves on the Advisory Board of the Alden B. Dow Museum, member of MCSSA and as a Board member of the Department of Human Services. Yvonne has been married to J.W. Fisher for over twenty-five years. They have four children all who have grown up in Midland.

Yvonne Corbat


Yvonne has been a resident of Midland County for over 50 years. She resides with her husband, Dick, on a Centennial Farm in Porter Township. She has three living children that all reside in Midland County. She is blessed with six grandchildren and seven great grand children.

Yvonne retired from Family Practice as an office nurse. She has a great concern for church and Midland County. Yvonne has served two part-time terms as a County Commissioner. She continues to serve on various committees throughout the county. Yvonne truly appreciates all that Midland has to offer and feels it is her duty to serve where needed.