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Snyder makes appointments to Board of Counseling

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of LuAnn Sawdey-Roberts, of Hudson; Tracey Galgoci, of Shepherd; and Sara Kruse, of Pleasant Ridge, to the Michigan Board of Counseling.

The 11-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in overseeing the practice of more than 8,800 counselors in Michigan.

“This talented group of appointees will be a tremendous asset to the board,” Snyder said.

Sawdey-Roberts is associate director of community services for Highfields Inc. and is both a licensed professional counselor and certified rehabilitative counselor. She previously served in multiple capacities for Highfields, including community services supervisor and family counselor. Sawdey-Roberts holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Siena Heights University, a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Michigan State University and is a doctoral candidate at Walden University. She will represent individuals providing counseling techniques, behavior modification techniques or preventative techniques to clients and replaces Luellen Ramey.

Galgoci is the owner of Central Michigan Professional Counseling Associates, where she has 11 years of experience as a counselor in private practice. The employee assistance program provides mental health care for more than 6,000 employees at nine local companies. Galgoci holds a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and rehabilitation, and a master’s degree in professional counseling, both from Central Michigan University. She will represent individuals engaged primarily in the administration of counseling services and replaces Marion Turowski.

Kruse is a partner and board member of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, where she is a member of the corporate and emerging and growth business practice groups, representing both private and public companies. She was named a Michigan Rising Star in 2010 by Super Lawyers Magazine and is a member of the Michigan Venture Capital Association. Kruse holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Asian studies from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University. She will represent the general public and replaces Ramsey Jiddou.

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