Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments, reappointments to the Michigan Board of Nursing

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Jackeline Iseler of Grand Rapids and Alana Thomas of Lansing as well as the reappointments of Tiffany McDonald of Flint and Glenn O’Connor of Grosse Pointe Woods to the Board of Nursing.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the 24-member board establishes qualifications for nurse licensure, approves standards for nurse education programs and takes disciplinary action against licensees when the health, safety, and welfare of the public has been adversely affected.

"I thank this group of individuals for their continued commitment to evaluating and improving the nursing standards in Michigan," Snyder said.

Appointments:

Iseler is an assistant professor for the College of Nursing at Michigan State University. She previously served as a cardiothoracic transplant and VAD clinical nurse specialist for the Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Program at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bradley University, a master’s degree in nursing from Winona State University, and a doctorate of nursing practice from Michigan State University. She will represent clinical nurse specialists.

Thomas is a licensed practical nurse and clinical care coordinator at the Dimondale Nursing Care Center, and previously served as the director of resident care for the Crestwood Village in Mt. Pleasant. Thomas attended Lansing Community College, Latoya’s Health Education Training and Treatment Center LPN Program, and Bay Nursing Assistance Program. She will represent licensed practical nurses and replace Elaine Stefanski.

Reappointments:

McDonald is a registered nurse at Genesys Regional Medical Center and has extensive experience and knowledge in the clinical nursing practice. She co-chairs the staffing subcommittee and participates on the women and children task force and family birthing center unit council at Genesys. McDonald holds both an associate’s and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mott Community College. She will continue to represent professional registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree engaged in nursing practice or nursing administration.

O’Connor is a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at Beaumont Hospital. He previously served as a CRNA at Henry Ford Hospital and in various nursing capacities in metro Detroit. O’Connor holds an associate’s degree in nursing from Macomb Community College, a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and master’s degree in anesthesia from the University of Detroit Mercy. He will continue to represent nurse anesthetics.

Iseler will serve an initial one-year term expiring June 30, 2018. Thomas will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring June 30, 2019. McDonald and O’Connor will serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2021. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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