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Snyder makes appointments to Board of Nursing Home Administrators

Monday, July 14, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Paul Barber, of Freeport, Jeff Beutner, of Westland, and Bridget Looby, of Midland to the Michigan Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

The nine-member board is responsible for determining entry-level requirements for nursing home administrators and helps provide oversight of licensees.

“These are talented and capable appointees and I look forward to the work they will do on this board to help protect some of our state’s most vulnerable residents,” Snyder said.

Barber is administrator of HRC Manorcare in Grand Rapids and Muskegon. He previously worked as administrator for Farmington Health Care Center, Tendercare Hastings and WIT Home Health Services LLC. Barber earned a bachelor’s degree from Alma College and a master’s degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University.He will represent nursing home administrators and replaces Jeanne Smith.

Beutner is Michigan territory manager for J&B Medical Supply. He also has experience as a firefighter and paramedic. Buetner earned an associate degree of applied science from Wayne County Community College and a bachelor’s degree in general studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He will represent the general public and replaces Todd Cook.

Looby is vice president of development and community relations for the Catholic Federal Credit Union in Saginaw. She worked in construction sales and customer relations at Commercial Control System Inc. Looby serves on the board of directors for the Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission and is a member of various other civic organizations. Looby earned a bachelor’s degree in community development from Central Michigan University. She will represent the general public and replaces Sara Fazio.

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