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Snyder appoints members to Commission for the Blind, Osteopathic Board
March 02, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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LANSING, MI- Governor Rick Snyder today announced appointments to the Michigan Commission for the Blind and the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.
"We're fortunate to have dedicated citizens such as these individuals step forward and offer their skills on behalf of our state, "said Snyder.
Michigan Commission for the Blind The commission provides opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve employability and to independently thrive in society.
Larry Posont and Lydia Schuck are appointed.
Posont, of Dearborn Heights, is president of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan. He has served for 16 years on the board of directors for Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind. Posont has been active with Michigan programs for blind persons through his service to the state and the Commission for the Blind Business Enterprise Program.
- Schuck, of Mason, has been a member of the Commission's Consumer Involvement Committee for more than six years. She also founded the Braille Sharing Library for families who are home schooling with blind students.
Posont replaces Michael Geno and Schuck replaces Margaret Wolfe. Appointees serve three-year terms, expiring Sept. 30, 2013, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery The responsibility of the board is to promote and protect public health, safety and welfare.
Dr. Peter McAndrews and Dr. Susan Sevensma are appointed. Dr. Dennis Dobritt, Dr. William Cunningham and Dr. Charles E. Kelly are reappointed.
McAndrews, of Traverse City, is an owner/physician of Peter T. McAndrews III C.O. P.C. He received a bachelor's degree and Doctor of Osteopathy from Michigan State University. He completed his internship at Michigan Capital Medical Center and his residency at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Sevensma, of Grand Rapids, is the director of medical education at Metro Health Hospital. She earned a bachelor's degree from Grand Valley University and Doctor of Osteopathy from Michigan State University. She completed her fellowship with Michigan State University and her residency and internship at Metropolitan Hospital.
Cunningham, of Grand Rapids, is the assistant dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. He is the founding member of the Kent Health Care Physicians Hospital Organization, the first in western Michigan. He earned his bachelor's degree in history and political science from St. Mary's College, a master degree in health administration from the University of Colorado, and Doctor of Osteopathy from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dobritt, of Bloomfield Hills, is the president and medical director of Tri-County Pain Consultants, PC. Dr. Dorbitt received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics from Western Michigan University and a medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
- Kelly, of Ortonville, is the senior vice president and chief medical officer of the Henry Ford Physician Network. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University, Doctor of Osteopathy from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Botsford General Hospital.
Sevensma replaces Sylvia Georgia Mustonen and McAndrews replaces Vincent J. Groanowicz. Appointees serve four-year terms, expiring on Dec. 31, 2014, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.