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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee members appointed
December 08, 2011
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of six members to the Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
The committee advises the Michigan Department of Community Health on issues and recommends guidelines for prescription drug coverage in its various health care programs.
"The appointees will work with the Department to ensure the highest access to cost effective prescription drug coverage for all Michiganders," Snyder said.
Victoria Tutag Lehr of Birmingham, is an associate professor in the department of pharmacy practice at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and a clinical pharmacy specialist in the Pediatric Pain Management Program at Children's Hospital of Michigan. She earned a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University and a doctor of pharmacy from Wayne State University. Tutag Lehr will represent pharmacists and replaces Giovannino Perri.
Steven Hadesman of Bingham Farms, is the chief medical officer for MeridianRx. He is also chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Total Health Care, clinical instructor for the St. John Internal Medicine Residency Program and practices internal medicine. Hadesman earned both a bachelor's degree in human biology and a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He will represent physicians and replaces James Forshee.
Anthony Ognjan of Shelby Township, is the chief of infectious diseases at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center and a staff physician of infectious diseases at Henry Ford Hospital in Macomb. He earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology and public health from Michigan State University, a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University and a doctor of osteopathic medicine from MSU. Ognjan will represent physicians and replaces Daniel Ryan.
Susan DeVuyst-Miller of Grand Rapids, is the northern region clinical community pharmacist for Meijer Pharmacy. She previously worked as a social worker. DeVuyst-Miller earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Central Michigan University and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Ferris State University. She will represent pharmacists and replaces Jonathan Arend.
Marguerite Saith of Portage, practices international medicine with the Family Health Center in Kalamazoo and also makes house calls through the Visiting Physician Association. She has significant experience working in federally qualified health centers. Saith earned a bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery from the University of the West Indies Medical School in Jamaica and Trinidad and completed her internship and residency at the Columbia University Harlem Hospital Center. She represents physicians and replaces James Dillon.
Jeffrey VanWormer of Roscommon, is the director of clinical services at Pioneer Family Pharmacy. He has served in long-term care pharmacy and currently works in retail pharmacy. VanWormer earned a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University. He will represent pharmacists and replaces Paul Thill.
Appointees will serve two-year terms expiring Oct. 1, 2013, and are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.