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Reappointments made to Barrier Free Design Board

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today reappointed Roger Donaldson of Holt, Karla Hudson of East Lansing and Brett Holt of Saginaw to the Barrier Free Design Board.

The board reviews, processes or recommends barrier-free design rules. It also oversees any exceptions to the rules and appropriate equivalent alternatives.

"These individuals have done a great job contributing to the board and will continue to ensure Michigan's buildings and infrastructure are safe and accessible to all our citizens," Snyder said.

Donaldson is an architect and owner of Roger L. Donaldson AIA, P.L.C., which provides accessible designs and works with individuals with disabilities to develop a better understanding of their needs. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA of Michigan, LEED Accredited Professionals, the Association of Licensed Architects, Construction Specifiers Institute, and the International Code Council.  Donaldson earned both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He will represent architects.

Hudson previously worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Michigan Commission for the Blind at the former Michigan Family Independence Agency. She was a participant in the Michigan National Agenda for the Visually Impaired. Hudson earned a bachelor's degree in individual and family relations from Western Michigan University and a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Michigan State University. She will represent the visually impaired.

Holt is the owner of Assistive Hearing Technologies. He is a member of the American Legion National Veterans Affairs Commission, is an American Legion Department of Michigan Americans with Disabilities Act advisor and Leadership College chairman. Holt also serves as an 8th district judge advocate and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He attended Texas A & M University and Delta College. Holt will represent the hearing impaired.

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