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Snyder makes Board of Medicine appointments

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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LANSING, MI - Governor Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Jamie Frain, Cindy Pasky and Meghan Riley to the Michigan Board of Medicine. The board, which promotes and protects the public's safety, health and welfare, includes 19 members: 10 doctors, one physician assistant and eight general public.

"The commitment to best practice and meeting required standards are important to the success of this industry and our state," Snyder said. "I have confidence that these three individuals will continue to improve these methods and promote a healthier Michigan."

Frain, of Ada, is vice president of human resources for Corporate Security Services Alliance, Inc. She previously served in the state Senate, the Kent County Office of the Defender and as a Kent County assistant prosecuting attorney. Frain is a member of the Kent County Conservation League and Safe Haven Ministries. She earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from Michigan State University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She will serve as a general public member for a four-year term expiring on Dec. 31, 2014. She replaces Nathaniel Smith-Tyge.

Pasky, of Detroit, is the founder and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions, an information technology and business services company. She serves as chair of the downtown Detroit Partnership and is co-chair for the urban strategies committee of Business Leaders for Michigan. Pasky was named "CEO of the Year" by Automation Alley and one of Detroit's "Most Influential Women" by Crain's Detroit Business. She will serve as a general public member for the remaining three years of a four-year term expiring on Dec. 31, 2013. She replaces Michael Kirk Helmer.

Riley, of Caledonia, is a pediatric cardiac surgery physician's assistant at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. She also works for St. Luke's Clinic as a family practice physician assistant. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, a certificate of completion from Weill Cornell Medical College Physician Assistant Program, and a master's degree in health sciences from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Science. Riley represents physician's assistants for a four-year term expiring on Dec. 31, 2014. She replaces William Hartley Finn.

Appointees are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.