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Snyder makes reappointments, appointments to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced four reappointments and two new appointments to the Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Community Health, the 11-member board advises the department on issues affecting prescription drug coverage for its various health care programs.

“This is a talented group of appointees and I look forward to the contributions they will make to the committee,” Snyder said.

Appointments:

Keith Getz, of Grand Rapids, is the chief anesthesiologist of the department of anesthesiology at Mercy Health Saint Mary's. He previously worked in the department of anesthesia & critical care at the University of Chicago and as a staff anesthesiologist at Lakeland Medical Center. Getz currently serves on St. Mary’s Medical Center executive committee and previously served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Getz has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Carleton College, a master’s degree in physiology from the University of Illinois and a medical doctorate from the University of Illinois. He will represent physicians and replaces Marguerite Saith.

Eleonora Huskey, of Washington Township, is the pharmacy district manager for Rite Aid Corp. where she manages a district of 27 stores. She has more than fifteen years of pharmacy experience, particularly in retail pharmacy. Huskey holds a bachelor’s degree in French and bachelor’s degree in biology, both from Oakland University, as well as a doctor of pharmacy from the University of Michigan. She will represent pharmacists and replaces Susan DeVuyst-Miller.

Reappointments:

Margo Farber, of Grosse Pointe Park, is the director of drug information services for the University of Michigan Health System. She has more than 30 years of experience with pharmacy and therapeutics committees and has been involved in formulary selection, maintenance and development of drug use guidelines at both Detroit Medical Center and the University of Michigan. Farber has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a doctor of pharmacy, both from the University of Michigan. She will continue to represent pharmacists.

Steven Hadesman, of Bingham Farms, is the chief medical officer for MeridianRx, chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Total Health Care and clinical instructor for the St. John Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has practiced internal medicine in Detroit since 1983 and has managed formulary for a significant portion of that time. Hadesman holds a bachelor’s degree and a medical doctorate from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He will continue to represent physicians.

Victoria Tutag Lehr, of Birmingham, is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, as well as clinical pharmacy specialist in the Pediatric Pain Management Program at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Tutag Lehr has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University and a doctor of pharmacy from Wayne State University. She will continue to represent pharmacists.

Anthony Ognjan, of Shelby Township, is a staff physician of Infectious Diseases at McLaren Macomb Hospital as well as at Henry Ford Hospital – Macomb. He also serves as associate clinical professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has experience as a pediatric pharmacist, correctional facility infectious disease clinician, and staff emergency room physician. Ognjan has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and public health from Michigan State University, a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ferris State College and a doctor of orthopedics from Michigan State University. He will continue to represent physicians.

Members serve two-year terms expiring Oct. 1, 2015, and their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.

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