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Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Ronna Romney McDaniel, of Northville, and the reappointment of Laura Mammen, of Grand Rapids, to the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.

The nine-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in overseeing the practice of more than 800 marriage and family therapists.

"I thank Ronna and Laura for their willingness to serve on this important board," Snyder said.

Romney McDaniel is state committeewoman for the Michigan Republican Party. She previously served as a member of the executive committee of the 11th Congressional District, and as a member of the Green Ribbon Committee of Northville Township, as well as having served as a precinct delegate. Romney also worked as a staffing manager for Ajilon, as a business manager for Mills James Productions, and as a production manager for SRCP Media. Romney holds a bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University. She will represent the general public and replaces Sama Harp.

Mammen is the multisystemic therapy supervisor at D.A. Blodgett-St. John's hospital, where she conducts individual supervision, weekly group supervision, oversees therapist development planning, and coordinates juvenile probation among various other tasks. She has extensive experience in implementing and in evidence-based family therapy model with an emphasis on teenagers with delinquent behaviors. Mammen holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counseling education/marriage and family therapy, both from Western Michigan University. She will represent professionals.

Members serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.