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Snyder makes appointments to Board of Pharmacy

Thursday, July 10, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Kathleen Burgess, of Grosse pointe Farms, Jonathan Pignataro, of Ceresco, and Nabil Fakih, of Dearborn, to the Michigan Board of Pharmacy.

The 11-member board is responsible for regulating and inspecting the practice of pharmacy and drugs manufactured and distributed in the state.

“I thank these members and look forward to the contributions they will make to this board,” Snyder said.

Burgess is the vice president of finance, North America for MINTH Group Ltd. and president and CEO of KMB Advisors LLC. She served as the chief financial officer for Dykema Gossett PLLC, senior director and product group controller for the Dana Corporation, and vice president of finance for the chassis business at ArvinMeritor. She is a board member for the American Diabetes Association. Burgess earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She will represent the general public and replaces Mark Cousens.

Pignataro is a deputy sheriff in the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, previously serving as a police officer in Vicksburg. He served as the lead investigator of narcotics and methamphetamine cases in conjunction with the FBI, DEA, and AFT. Pignataro earned an associate degree in law enforcement from Kellogg Community College and a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and public services administration from Siena Heights University. He will represent the general public and replace Devin Senneker.

Fakih is the owner of Dearborn Heights Pharmacy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science from Wayne State University. He will represent pharmacists and replaces Harvey Schmidt.

Members serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.