Doak Bloss

Doak Bloss served formerly as the Social Justice Coordinator for both the Ingham County Health Department and the Michigan Public Health Institute. From 2007 to 2015 he led a team of facilitators conducting multi-day workshops designed to help both professionals and community members understand the impact of unearned privilege and modern forms of oppression on people, communities, and organizations. Mr. Bloss contributed a chapter on the evolution of these workshops to the 2010 book, Tackling Health Inequities: From Theory to Action, published by Oxford University Press. In 2008, he helped establish the Facilitators Guild, a Lansing-based group dedicated to using facilitated dialogue to improve civic engagement and discourse and which he currently co-facilitates. In retirement, he is pleased to continue partnering with colleagues in this work, as well as writing, performing in community theatre, and cherishing his life with his extraordinary husband, Gerardo Ascheri.