Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to the Certificate of Need Commission

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of John Lindsey Dood of Interlochen and Melisa (Lisa) Oca of Ann Arbor to the Certificate of Need Commission. 

The 11-member commission is a state program that works to help balance the cost, quality and access to Michigan's health care system.

"The Certificate of Need Commission is important because it works to maintain Michigan’s high quality health care system, while maintaining cost-efficiency and obtainability," Snyder said. “I thank John and Lisa for using their expertise to benefit Michiganders.”

Dood is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Metron Integrated Health Systems, where he manages six skilled nursing facilities. He is a registered certified public accountant in the state of Michigan, a member of the State Bar of Michigan and a member of the Hope College Board of Trustees. Dood holds a bachelor’s degree from Hope College and a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He will represent nursing homes and Republicans and replace Gail Clarkson.

Oca is an attending physician for IHA – Neonatal Specialists, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Mount Holyoke College, a post baccalaureate certificate in pre-medicine from Columbia University and a medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. She completed her post graduate medical residency and fellowship in pediatrics and neonatal perinatal medicine at the University of Michigan. She will represent individuals licensed under Part 170 to engage in the practice of medicine and Independents and replace Luis Tomatis.

Members will serve three-year terms expiring April 9, 2021. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.