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Snyder appoints members to Long-Term Care Supports and Services Advisory Committee

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of four members to the Michigan Long-Term Care Supports and Services Advisory Committee.

The committee provides information, recommendations and counsel to the Michigan Department of Community Health related to the state's long-term care services and support.

"These individuals will work hard to assist the Michigan Department of Community Health with ensuring quality and efficient long-term care and services are provided to Michigan's aging citizens and those with disabilities," Snyder said.

Larry Braver, of Holly, is a staff physician at Flint Osteopathic Hospital-Genesys Regional Medical Center, and facility coordinator for both Alterra/Brookdale Assisted Living Facility and the Knottingham/Prestigc Pointe Assisted Living Facility. Braver earned an associate's degree from Mott Community College, a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a Doctor of Osteopathy from Des Moines University in Iowa. He will represent providers of Medicaid-funded long-term care supports and services, and replaces Yolanda McKinney.

Reginald Carter, of East Lansing, is retired after serving 22 years as vice president of reimbursement and president and CEO for the Health Care Association of Michigan. He previously served as director of planning and evaluation with the former Michigan Department of Social Services. Carter teaches graduate courses in organizational dynamics and administration at Central Michigan University. He earned a doctorate in sociology from Michigan State University. Carter will represent primary or secondary consumers of long-term care and replaces William Mania.

John Nelson, of Saginaw, is retired as director of worldwide accounting at General Motors. He worked for GM for 38 years in various account, comptroller and budget positions. He serves as a volunteer with the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan and previously held volunteer positions for United Way and the Chamber of Commerce. Nelson earned a bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College and attended the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration-Program for Management Development. He will represent primary or secondary consumers of long-term care and replaces Toni Wilson.

Tiffiny Reo, of Farmington Hills, is founder and president of Care Solutions Group, LLC, an organization that provides on-site medical management programs to multiple senior retirement and assisted living communities. She is an elected member of the Oakland County Area Agency on Aging and a member of the Michigan Senior Advocate Council. Reo will represent direct care staff providing long-term care support and services, and replaces Hollis Turnham.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.