Michigan Public Health Institute, Ingham County Health Departmen
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.