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Snyder makes appointment to Certificate of Need Commission

Jan. 28, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jessica Kochin, of Dexter, to the Certificate of Need Commission. 

Housed within the Michigan Department of Community Health, the 11-member commission regulates and balances the cost, quality and access to Michigan's health care system. It also develops and revises Certificate of Need standards. No more than six members can be from the same political party. 

“I am confident Jessica will help the commission continue its mission of ensuring all Michiganders have quality, affordable health care,” Snyder said. 

Kochin is the manager of health care employee benefits and analytics for Ford Motor Co., where she is the lead project manager for strategic health care opportunities and co-chairs the Automotive Industry Action Group Healthcare Value Task Force.  She previously served as consulting manager for client services, senior analytic consultant for client services, and analytic consultant/associate for client services for Thomson Reuters Healthcare. Kochin has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Aquinas College and a master’s of public health in health management and policy from the University of Michigan. She will represent Republicans and companies that are self-insured for health coverage and replaces Brian Klott, who resigned. 

Kochin will serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring Jan. 1, 2016, and her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.