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Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery members appointed

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Catherine Heise, of Plymouth, and James Kilmark, of Belleville, to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.

The board oversees the practice of osteopathic doctors and is responsible for promoting and protecting the public's health, safety and welfare.

"These individuals bring unique experiences and backgrounds to the board," Snyder said. "I look forward to their work and diligence in ensuring Michigan's citizens are given proper care and treatment."

Heise is a corporate claims consultant for Amerisure Insurance Co. She previously served as an attorney with Catherine W. Heise PLC & Van Belkum & Felty and as a senior trial attorney for Citizens Insurance Co. Heise earned a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University and a law degree from the Detroit College of Law. She will represent the general public and replaces Paulette Lindberg.

Kilmark is the lead clinical physician assistant for the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Emergency Department as part of the Emergency Physicians Medical Group. He is a member of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants.  Kilmark earned a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences from Grand Valley State University and a master's degree in physician assistant studies from Central Michigan University. He will represent physician assistants and replaces Gale Edward Easton.

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