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Snyder makes appointment to Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Sharon Bryant, of Port Huron, to the Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Human Services, the 17-member council reviews and evaluates Michigan's rehabilitation programs and services, and advises the department director and governor.

"Sharon has decades of experience in the industry and I am confident she will do great work on the council," Snyder said.

Bryant retired in 2012 from the state of Michigan as a vocational rehabilitation manager. She has 35 years of vocational rehabilitation experience and worked with Goodwill Industries of St. Clair County. Bryant is a volunteer with the United Way of St. Clair County. She is a licensed counselor and earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling from Wayne State University. She represents disability advocacy groups and replaces Aimee Sterk, who resigned.

Bryant will serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2016. Her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.