Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Michigan Board of Social Work

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Julian Diaz of Birmingham and the reappointment of Constance Squires of Rockford to the Michigan Board of Social Work.

The nine-member board, housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, evaluates and determines minimal entry level competency of health practitioners and takes disciplinary action against any misconduct of licensees.

“I thank Julian and Constance for ensuring our social workers are providing the best care and services to Michigan children, families and residents,” Snyder said.

Diaz is a licensed professional social worker, serving as a psychotherapist for Birmingham Maple Clinic. He also is an advisory board committee member for the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan – HOPE Fund. Diaz holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. He will represent professionals and replace Pamela Manela.

Squires is the principal and consultant for the Squires Group consulting firm and serves as a board member for IMM, Inc. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She will continue to represent the general public.

Members will serve four-year terms to expire Dec. 31, 2022. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.