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Joanne Dawley appointed to Michigan Women's Commission

Monday, October 22, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Joanne Dawley, of Northville, to the Michigan Women's Commission.

The 15-member board works to improve the quality of life for Michigan women, including providing support for female veterans, fighting human trafficking and assisting women business owners.

"Joanne brings years of outstanding service and leadership experiences to the commission," said Snyder. "I am confident she will do great work on behalf of all Michigan women."  


Dawley is owner of Southfield-based Joanne Dawley DDS PC, a private dental practice she opened in 1987. Previously, she worked as a general dentist for the Wayne County Health Department and as an associate dentist with Peter Strong DDS. Dawley is a member of the National Dental Association, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Detroit District Dental Society. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and a doctorate of dental surgery, both from the University of Michigan. Dawley fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Alexandra Matish.


Dawley will serve the remainder of a three-year term that expires July 15, 2013. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.