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Snyder makes reappointments to Board of Psychology

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Mindy Fernandes, of Walled Lake, and Dennis Kayes, of Huntington Woods, to the Michigan Board of Psychology.

The nine-member board, housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, evaluates and determines minimal entry level competency of health practitioners, and takes disciplinary action against any misconduct of licensees.

“Mindy and Dennis have brought great insight to the board and I look forward to their continued contributions,” Snyder said.

Fernandes is director of marketing for Strategic Communications Solutions. She served as an association manager at Association Management Resources. She was also campaign coordinator for community and business outreach at Divided We Fail, director of government relations for Metropolitan Consolidated Association of Realtors, executive director of the Washtenaw County American Heart Association, and director of grassroots for the Small Business Association of Michigan. Fernandes earned degrees in physical therapy from Ithaca College and political science from Kalamazoo College. She continues to represent the general public.

Kayes retired as a partner from Pepper Hamilton. He serves on the board of Jewish Vocational Service and is the financial vice president and president-elect of Temple Emanu-El. Kayes earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Michigan. He continues to represent the general public.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec.31, 2018. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.