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Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board member appointed

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Kathryn Hoover to the Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board. 

The board administers state and federal funding for domestic violence shelters and advocacy services, develops and recommends policy, and provides technical assistance and training.

"Kathryn has years of experience working hands on with students and young people, growing up in a challenging environment.  She will help ensure that this board and our state continue to support and aid victims of domestic violence," Snyder said.

Hoover, of Fenton, is a guidance counselor at Richfield Public School Academy in Flint. She implemented the comprehensive guidance program, established a girl's leadership club and developed a student leadership and mentoring model. Hoover previously served as a guidance counselor at West Catholic High School, as an educational consultant at Kent Intermediate School District and as a middle/high school prevention instructor and crisis counselor for the Pregnancy Resource Center in Grand Rapids. She is a national delegate for VISION 2020 representing Michigan women and the field of education and was nominated as "Teacher of the Year" by the MAPSA in 2010. Hoover earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Oakland University and a master's degree in school counseling from Grand Valley State University.

Hoover will replace the Honorable Donald Allen and serve a three-year term expiring Sept. 30, 2014. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.