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Snyder makes appointments, reappointments to Health Information Technology Commission

Thursday, July 17, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Jill Castiglione, of Northville, and Nick Smith, of Laingsburg, and the reappointments of Robert Milewski, of Washington, and Irita Matthews, of Grosse Pointe Park, to the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Community Health, the 13-member commission facilitates and promotes the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of Michigan's health care information systems.

"Advances in health technology offer critical opportunities to connect individuals, government and the private sector," Snyder said. "I am confident the background and expertise of these individuals will be tremendous assets to the commission."

Castiglione is the owner of Jill’s Genuine Care Pharmacy. She has more than 20 years of experience in a retail setting. She served as a pharmacy manager for CVS Pharmacy and a pharmacy supervisor for Arbor Drug. Castiglione earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University. She will represent pharmacists and replace Larry Wagenknecht.

Smith is the senior application analyst for Physicians Health Plan where he manages the ongoing development of the reporting and interface team. He previously served as a business intelligence team lead, workgroup lead for a finance business intelligence team, and as a management analyst at Michigan State University. Smith earned a bachelor’s in business administration and finance from Grand Valley State University. He will represent health plans and replace Thomas Lauzon.

Milewski is a consultant for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan where he has served in numerous senior vice president positions, most recently as senior vice president and special assistant to the president for hospital relations. Milewski earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, master’s degree in pharmacy administration, and an MBA from Wayne State University. He will continue to represent nonprofit health care corporations.

Matthews is vice president, associate general counsel, and assistant corporate secretary for Health Alliance Plan. She served as senior counsel and assistant corporate secretary as well as associate counsel for HAP and as a staff attorney for the Detroit Medical Center Legal Affairs. Matthews earned a bachelor’s degree in Afro-American and African studies, a master’s in public health policy and administration and a law degree from the University of Michigan. She will continue to represent the health information technology field.

Members serve four-year terms expiring Aug. 3, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.