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Appointments made to psychology board

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Dennis Kayes and Lori Swarts to the Michigan Board of Psychology.

The board, formed in 1959, regulates the practice of psychology in Michigan.

"Lori Swarts and Dennis Kayes are two talented professionals who will offer valuable experience to the board as we continue to promote and protect our citizens' health, safety and wellbeing," Snyder said.

Kayes, of Huntington Woods, is a retired partner of Pepper Hamilton LLP where he specialized in bankruptcy and creditors' rights in Chapter 11 cases as well as general corporate law. He is an active member of the board of Jewish Vocational Service, and is on the finance committee of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Kayes earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Michigan. He represents the general public and replaces James Gualdoni.

Swarts, of Clare, is the controller of hospitals and the physician network for Mercy Hospital Cadillac and Mercy Hospital Grayling. She oversees finances for Mercy North with combined net patient revenues of $134 million. Swarts serves on the Healthcare Financial Management Association Mentoring Committee and as a board member and audit committee chair for The Crisis Center Inc. She is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Davenport College and a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan. Swarts represents the general public and replaces Christopher Flores.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2014, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.