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Governor makes reappointments to Certificate of Need Commission

Monday, January 28, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Brian Klott, of Sterling Heights, and Gay Landstrom, of North Muskegon, to the Certificate of Need Commission.   

The 11-member commission regulates and balances the cost and quality of and access to Michigan's health care system. It also develops, revises and determines approval or disapproval for Certificate of Need standards. No more than six members can be from the same political party.


"Ensuring that all Michiganders have access to and receive quality, affordable health care is of utmost importance," said Snyder. "I appreciate Brian and Gay's willingness to continue service in these roles."  

Klott is senior manager of benefit initiatives and medical management for Chrysler LLC, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He previously served as senior manager of compensation and organizational effectiveness, senior manager of human resources business process integration, senior finance specialist and program manager of technology strategy and corporate services. Klott, a Republican, holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Wayne State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Detroit Mercy. He will continue to represent companies who are self-insured for health coverage.

Landstrom is chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services for Trinity Health, where she has worked since 2006. She previously served as vice president of patient care services for Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon and St. Joseph Mercy Community Health Care System - Oakland in Pontiac. Landstrom, a Democrat, earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Rush University in Chicago, a master's degree in nursing administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is a doctoral student at the University of Michigan, School of Nursing. She will continue to represent nurses.

Appointees will serve three-year terms that expire Jan. 1, 2016, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.