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Snyder makes appointments to Board of Massage Therapy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Katie Kiter, of Lansing, and Nicole Lennox, of Goodrich, to the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy.

The 11-member board plays an advisory role, and assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing the practice of massage therapists.

"These appointees bring valuable, diverse experiences to the board," said Snyder. "I am confident they will do helpful work in these roles."

Kiter is an education assistant with the National Association of College and University Food Services where she manages professional development institutes, coordinates symposiums and summits, and serves as a staff liaison to the Sustainability Awards and National Nutrition Committees. She previously served as the membership and events coordinator for the Michigan Water Education Association and an event planner for the Michigan Public Health Institute. Kiter earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Michigan State University. She will represent the general public and replaces Amanda West.

Lennox is a massage therapist and works with Swedish, therapeutic and prenatal massage as well as trigger point therapy and therapeutic touch. She is the founder and owner of Hello Baby Birth Services and also works as an administrative assistant at Maximum Living Consultant Inc. She completed her massage therapy training at Irene’s Myomassology Institute and attended Oakland University. She will represent professional members and replaces Michael Ryan.

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