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Snyder makes appointment to Board of Audiology

Friday, September 19, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Melissa Somers, of Petoskey, to the Michigan Board of Audiology.

The nine-member committee assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in overseeing the practice of more than 500 audiologists.

"Melissa is a talented medical professional and I thank her for her service on this board," Snyder said.

Somers is a partner otolaryngologist at Petoskey Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists. She served as chief resident during her otolaryngology head and neck surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Somers is a member of the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Surgical Services Executive Committee and Quality Control Committee.

Somers earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a degree from Chicago Medical School. She represents those licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery who hold a certificate of qualification from the American Board of Otolaryngology and replaces Srinivas Bhaskar Mukkamala.

Somers will serve a four-year term expiring June 30, 2018. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.