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Snyder makes reappointment to Board of Physical Therapy

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Barbara Simmons, of Battle Creek, to the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy.

The 11-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing the practice of physical therapists.

“I am thankful that Barbara will continue to serve, and I am confident she will remain an asset to the board,” Snyder said.

Simmons is a clinical coordinator and professor for the physical therapist assistant program at Kellogg Community College. She has more than 30 years of experience working with hospital, outpatient, home health and pediatric programs and more than 25 years of experience in college instructing. She was awarded the Faculty Starfish Award in 2010 from Kellogg Community College and the Outstanding PTA of 2013 from Battle Creek Ambucs. Simmons earned an associate degree for physical therapy assistants from Kellogg Community College, a bachelor’s degree in the management of health promotion from Spring Arbor University, and a master’s degree in education from Olivet College. She continues to represent physical therapy assistants.

Simmons will serve a four-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2018. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.