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Certificate of Need Commission members reappointed

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Charles Gayney, of Detroit, and Marc Keshishian, of Farmington Hills, to the state's Certificate of Need Commission.

The 11-member commission is a state regulatory program intended to help balance the cost, quality and access to Michigan's health care system. 

"Both Charles and Marc have done a great job serving via the commission and I know they will continue to ensure Michigan's health care system efficiently and effectively serve its customers," Snyder said. 

Gayney is retired from serving 11 years as the director of the UAW's Social Security Department. He previously worked as associate general counsel for the UAW, following 25 years of work in other UAW related positions. Gayney also serves on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University School of Law. Gayney will continue to represent organized labor.

Keshishian is the senior vice president and chief medical officer for the Blue Care Network, where he has worked for 10 years. He previously served with the Wellness Plan for 20 years, and during that time he held positions as vice president and chief medical officer. Keshishian is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. He earned a bachelor's degree in cellular biology from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from Wayne State University. Keshishian will continue to represent nonprofit healthcare corporations.

Appointees will serve three-year terms expiring Jan. 1, 2015, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.