Ms. Mandi A. (Stillwagon) Murray

Class of 1982
Career Pathway: Human Services

Mandi A. (Stillwagon) MurrayMandi (Stillwagon) Murray was nominated by her cousin and current CASD school board member, Lewis Madill. 

She earned a B.S.N. degree in 1988 from Michigan State University, a Juris Doctor in 1993 from the University of Detroit and a master's degree in strategic studies in 2003. From 1987 to the present, she has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Ms. Murray's nursing experience began at Grayling Mercy Hospital in 1988. From 1988 through 1989, she worked in Lawton, Oklahoma, at the Comanche Memorial Hospital's pediatric unit as a registered nurse, and from 1989 to 1993, she worked in Ann Arbor at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital's special care nursery. While working in Ann Arbor, she became a certified American Heart Association instructor in neonatal resuscitation.

Although she began a career in nursing, life took her in another direction. Ms. Murray has had an unprecedented career in the Michigan Army National Guard and has as well become a lawyer. In 1993, she was admitted to the Michigan Bar. Her legal experience includes the practice of Condit, McGary & Schloff in Bloomfield Hills and the St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems. She is currently the assistant general counsel for the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor.

Her other professional associations include the Labor & Employment Law Section of the ABA and MBS, the Washtenaw County Bar Association, the Health Care Law Section of Michigan and the Michigan Society of Healthcare Attorneys. She has presented at the New Standards and Protocols for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare (JCAHO) and the Michigan Health Lawyers Association.    

Colonel Murray’s many honors and distinctions in the Michigan Army National Guard include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Michigan Service Medal. She has attained extensive military education and has, in recent years, attended the Army War College. She is the first female battalion commander as well as the first female brigade commander in the Michigan Army National Guard. There is action pending in the Senate to promote Col. Murray to be the first female brigadier general in the Michigan Army National Guard. 

She married Marty Murray in 1988. Marty served for over 23 years in the Michigan Army National Guard and recently retired. They have two sons, Mitchell, 10, and Matthew, 5. In any spare time, Ms. Murray serves on the board for the National Guard Association of Michigan, attends functions for various charities and spends weekends attending soccer games.