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Snyder makes appointments to Board of Osteopathic Medicine

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Steve Ebben, of Lake Orion, and Diane Parrett, of Norton Shores, to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.

The 11-member board sets entry-level competency and verifies continuing medical education during licensure for about 8,000 osteopathic doctors in the state.

“I thank Steve and Diane for their willingness to serve and I am confident they will make positive contributions to the board,” Snyder said.

Ebben is the senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Forgotten Harvest, where he is responsible for organizational development, strategic planning, social enterprises, and operations in southeastern Michigan and Ontario. He previously served in multiple capacities for Beaumont Health System including vice president, chief administrative officer, and director of clinical engineering and technology management, as well as vice president of Resourcing Services Co., LLC, a joint venture of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Jacobs Engineering. He serves on the board of trustees of the Judson Center. Ebben holds a BS in civil engineering from Marquette University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. He will represent the general public and replaces Barry Kane.

Parrett is a physician with Kinney and Parrett, part of the Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. She is board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine and remains active in teaching medical students, residents, physician assistants and nurse practitioner students. Parrett serves on Mercy Health Partners Hospital Executive Counsel as well as the Retention and Recruitment committees. Parrett holds a BS in biology from Hope College and a DO from Kirskville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She will represent physicians and replaces Steven Acker.

Members serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.