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Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to Board of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Dr. Crystal Holmes, of Canton, and the reappointments of Dr. Vicki Anton-Athens, of Grosse Ile, and Frank Peterson, of Battle Creek, to the Michigan Board of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery.

The nine-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in overseeing the practice of more than 840 Michigan podiatrists.

“I thank these appointees for their willingness to serve the state of Michigan on this important board,” Snyder said.

Dr. Holmes is a clinical assistant professor within the endocrinology and diabetes division at the University of Michigan Medical School’s Department of Internal Medicine/Metabolism. She is also a clinical assistant professor for the Veterans Administration Hospital. Her research interests include diabetic foot management and treatment, wound healing, diabetic limb preservation, and diabetic neuropathy. She also volunteers as a podiatric physician at the Delonis Homeless Shelter. Holmes holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Fisk University and a doctor of podiatric medicine degree from the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. She will represent professionals and replaces Harry Kezelian.

Dr. Anton-Athens is president of Athens Podiatry Group, and has 31 years of experience in the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery. She served on the credentials committee for applications and appointments for all physicians at Riverside Osteopathic Hospital for eight years and as a podiatric residency trainer for the Oakwood Hospital System for 25 years. She has been the project director for podiatric and adult foot and ankle surgery for numerous mission trips. Anton-Athens holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Lake Forest College and a doctor of podiatric medicine degree from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. She will represent professionals.

Peterson has served as the city manager of Springfield for more than five years, and has more than seven years of experience in local government. He previously served as the city manager of Grant. He is the treasurer of the Battle Creek Area Metropolitan Services Agency, chairman of the Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch Authority Governing Board and serves on the board of directors of the Michigan Local Government Managers Association. Peterson was named a Future 15 Award Winner by the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce. He holds both a bachelor’s degree in public law and a master’s of public administration from Western Michigan University. Peterson will represent the general public.

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