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Snyder makes appointment to Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

Friday, June 3, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Barbara Simmons to the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy.

Established in 1965, the board licenses and oversees the practice of physical therapy in Michigan.

"Barbara's experience will play a key role in ensuring a fair and efficient licensing process for Michigan's physical therapists," Snyder said.

Simmons, of Battle Creek, is a full-time clinical coordinator/professor for the physical therapist assistant program at Kellogg Community College. She earned an associate degree from Kellogg Community College, a bachelor's degree in management of health promotion from Spring Arbor University and a master's degree in teaching/education from Olivet College. Simmons has more than 31 years of experience in the field of physical therapy. She will represent physical therapist assistants.

Simmons fills a vacancy and will serve a four-year term, expiring Dec. 31, 2014. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.