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Snyder makes appointment to Pain and Symptom Management Committee

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Lisa Ashley, of Petoskey, to the Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the eight-member committee addresses pain and symptom management issues, and makes recommendations to the Legislature. Representatives from several health professional boards comprise the committee.


"Lisa brings outstanding leadership qualities to this committee, and I am confident her background and experiences will assist her in effectively serving the people of Michigan in this role," said Snyder.   


Ashley is president and CEO of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan. Previously, she served as the palliative care program director for VitalCare Inc., as program and fund development manager and executive director for Hospice of Little Traverse Bay Inc., and as executive director of Char-Em United Way in Petoskey. Ashley is former board president of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves as a member of the chamber's Leadership Little Traverse Steering Committee. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology and social work from Hope College and a master's degree in social work from Western Michigan University. Ashley will represent the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan, and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Dorothy Deremo.

Ashley will serve the remainder of a two-year term that expires July 1, 2013, and her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.