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Snyder makes appointments, reappointments to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Andra Rush, of Howell, and Deb Shaughnessy, of Charlotte, to the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board. He has also reappointed Lisa Canada, of Royal Oak, and Mark Davidoff, of West Bloomfield.

The 11-person board promotes the health, safety and welfare of Michigan's children and families by funding local programs and services that prevent child abuse and neglect.

"These appointees are outstanding, experienced professionals," said Snyder. "I am confident they will effectively serve the people of Michigan in these roles."   

Rush is president and chief executive officer of Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC, co-founder and chairman of Dakkota Integrated Systems and founder and chairman of Rush Trucking Corp. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Michigan. Rush will represent the business community and replaces Ron Boji.

Shaughnessy most recently served as state representative for the 71st House District. She previously served four years as mayor of Charlotte and three years as a Charlotte City Council member. Shaughnessy earned an associate degree from Lansing Community College. She will represent the general public and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Thomas Zook.

Canada is political and legislative director for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 324, a position she has held since 2006. She previously served as political director for the Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO and United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 951 Michigan. Canada received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan - Flint. She will continue to represent organized labor.

Davidoff is the Michigan managing partner for Deloitte LLP and partner for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP's forensic and dispute services. He previously served as executive director, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Davidoff holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Wayne State University and a master's degree in management from Northwestern University. He will continue to represent the business community.

Appointees will serve three-year terms that expire Dec. 19, 2015, with the exception of Shaughnessy who will serve the remainder of a term that expires Dec. 19, 2013. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.