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Snyder announced appointments to Board of Nursing Home Administrators

Friday, July 6, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointments of Kathleen Hanert, Kimberly Kimbrough-Wozniak and Carl Ver Beek to the Michigan Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

"The work of nursing home administrators is important to Michigan seniors and these experienced professionals are outstanding additions to the board," Snyder said. 

The nine-member board is responsible for determining minimal entry-level requirements for nursing home administrators in Michigan and each serves four-year terms.

Hanert, of Grayling, will represent licensed nursing home administrators. She is the administrator for Lutheran Homes of Michigan. Previously she worked as a registered nurse for Oscoda County, substitute teacher for Fairview Area Schools, and as an RN for the St. Joseph Health System. Hanert has an associate degree in nursing from Bay de Noc Community College. She replaces Gail Clarkson and her term expires June 30, 2016.

Kimbrough-Wozniak, of Muskegon, is the nursing home administrator for Pilgrim Manor Inc. and will represent nursing home administrators. She previously worked at Roosevelt Park Nursing and Rehabilitation in Muskegon, and Heartland of Whitehall and Heartland of Knollview. She has an associate degree in English and education from Muskegon Community College and a bachelor's in education from Western Michigan University. She replaces Susan Pettis and her term expires June 30, 2016.

Ver Beek, of Grand Rapids, will represent the general public. He is of counsel to Varnum law firm, where he has worked for 50 years, and focuses on labor and employment relations and dispute resolution. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Labor and Employment Division of the State Bar of Michigan, and a Hope College Distinguished Alumni Award. He holds a bachelor's from Hope College and a degree from the Indiana University School of Law. He replaces Valaria Moon and his term expires June 30, 2016.

The appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.