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Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to Board of Social Work

Monday, December 22, 2014 

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Constance Squires, of Grand Rapids, and the reappointment of Pamela Manela, of Novi, to the Michigan Board of Social Work.

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.

“Constance and Pamela are well-qualified appointees and I look forward to the contributions they will bring to the board,” Snyder said.

Squires was director of the center of excellence systems for GE, associate director of enterprise portfolio intelligence for Stryker, executive adviser and platform director for government entities and Fortune 100 and 500 companies at a privately held consulting firm, and program manager and platform director at Johnson Controls Inc.  She is a member of the Power of 100, serves as sponsorship chair for the Women of Achievement and Courage and serves as a board adviser for the Michigan Women’s Foundation. Squires earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She represents the general public and replaces Eleanor Blum. 

Manela is a psychotherapist in private practice at Pamela Manela LMSW PLLC, clinical and school social work supervisor for Brandon Public Schools, and social work supervisor and field instructor for University YES K-10 Academy. She has significant experience with inpatient and outpatient mental health, medical rehabilitation, substance abuse, family therapy, juvenile justice, school social work, courts and homeless services.  Manela earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology, and a master’s of social work from Wayne State University. She continues to represent professionals. 

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