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Snyder makes appointments to Board of Nursing

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Glenn O’Conner, of Grosse Pointe Woods, and Denise Howard, of Saginaw, to the Michigan Board of Nursing.

The 23-member board oversees the licensure requirements and standards for nurses in Michigan.

“These appointees bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board and I appreciate their willingness to serve,” Snyder said.

O’Connor is a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at Beaumont Hospital. He previously served as a CRNA at Henry Ford Hospital and in various nursing capacities in metro Detroit. O’Connor holds an associate degree in nursing from Macomb Community College, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s of science anesthesia from the University of Detroit Mercy. He will represent nurse anesthetists and replaces Earl Auty.

Howard is a health lab assistant at Delta College and a staff/charge nurse at St. Francis Nursing and Rehabilitation Home. Howard holds an associate degree in biology, an associate degree in nursing and a practical nurse advanced certificate in nursing, all from Delta College. She will represent licensed practical nurses and replace Brigit McMillan.

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