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Governor Granholm Makes Appointments
June 26, 2007
LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following recent appointments to the State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Park Authority Board of Commissioners, and the Hepatitis C Advisory Task Force:
State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board
Shirley Mann Gray of West Bloomfield, director of clinical support services for the Children's Hospital of Michigan, is appointed to represent professional providers of child abuse and neglect prevention services for a term expiring December 19, 2010.
Renee T. Farhat-Loepp of Birmingham, is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring December 19, 2008. She succeeds Teressa V. Staten whose term has expired.
Sophie J. Womack of Detroit, vice president of medical affairs for Harper University and Hutzel Women's Hospital, is appointed to represent the religious community for a term expiring December 19, 2007. She succeeds Bishop Nathaniel Wells who has resigned.
The State Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, also known as Children's Trust Fund, is responsible for developing a plan to distribute funds to statewide education programs that work to develop awareness of child abuse and neglect.
These appointments are subject to Article V, Section 6 of the Michigan State Constitution of 1963. They stand confirmed unless disapproved by the Senate within 60 days.
Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Park Authority Board of Commissioners
Warren C. Evans of Detroit, sheriff of Wayne County and a member of the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority Board of Directors, is appointed to represent electors of the metropolitan district for the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority for a term expiring May 2, 2011. He succeeds Harry E. Lester whose term has expired.
The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority facilitates the operation and maintenance of parks, connecting drives, and limited access highways within the metropolitan district that includes Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. The authority has the ability to collect fees and charges for the usage of facilities under its control.
This appointment is not subject to disapproval by the Michigan Senate.
Hepatitis C Advisory Task Force
Rosalind V. Andrews-Worthy of Detroit, founder and executive director of Gospel Against AIDS/Global Research, Education and Training Networks, is appointed to represent religious organizations for a term expiring June 25, 2008.
Carolyn W. Bird, M.D. of Pontiac, chief of medical services of the health division for Oakland County, is appointed to represent associations representing local public health for a term expiring June 25, 2010.
Charles P. Craig, M.D. of Ann Arbor, owner of Charles P. Craig M.D., PC., is appointed to represent health care providers for a term expiring June 25, 2010.
Edward B. Goldman of Ann Arbor, deputy legal counsel for University of Michigan, is appointed to represent the legal community for a term expiring June 25, 2009.
Peter G. Gulick, D.O. of Okemos, associate professor of medicine for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, is appointed to represent health care providers for a term expiring June 26, 2009.
James W. Lewis of Rochester Hills, hepatology market specialist for Roche Laboratories, Inc., is appointed to represent business and industry for a term expiring June 25, 2008.
Janet D. Olszewski of Williamston, director of Michigan Department of Community Health. Ms. Olszewski is appointed for a term expiring June 25, 2009.
Andrew C. Potter of Lake Odessa, state vice president of the Michigan Corrections Organization. Mr. Potter is appointed to represent labor for a term expiring June 25, 2008.
Harry L. Simpson of Sterling Heights, director of substance abuse programs for the Community Health Awareness Group, is appointed to represent the education community for a term expiring June 25, 2010.
Calvin R. Trent, Ph.D., M.Ed., MA of Detroit, general manager of the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion and Bureau of Substance Abuse, is appointed to represent state and local government for a term expiring June 25, 2009.
The Hepatitis C Advisory Task Force is responsible for advising the governor and the Legislature on policies regarding hepatitis C and risk reduction and providing an annual report on major risk factors and preventable diseases or conditions including, but not limited to, hepatitis C.
These appointments are not subject to disapproval by the Michigan Senate.
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