Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan

Friday, July 28, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Carlos Pava of Grand Rapids to the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the 15-member commission develops and maintains a unified policy and plan of action to serve the needs of Michigan's Hispanic and Latino residents.

"I thank Carlos for his service on this commission and I’m confident he will positively impact this community," Snyder said.

Pava is the COO of Voices for Health, Inc. He is a licensed trainer for the Community Interpreter International and a certified healthcare interpreter. Pava holds an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from Michigan State University. He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Osvaldo Rivera.

Pava will serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring December 10, 2017. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.