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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jacqueline Schafer, of Grand Rapids, to the Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board.

The seven-member board was established within the Department of Human Services and is responsible for state oversight in the areas of domestic and sexual violence prevention and treatment. The board administers state and federal funding for domestic and sexual violence shelters and advocacy services, develops and recommends policy, and develops and provides technical assistance and training.

“Domestic and sexual violence are serious issues that threaten victims and damage both their physical and mental health and well-being,” Snyder said. “I am grateful to Jacqueline for her service on this board.”

Schafer is a senior wealth strategist and relationship manager with Mirador Family Wealth Advisors at Fifth Third Bank. She served as a wealth consultant with Innovative Wealth Solutions and a tax planning consultant with the Wealth Management Group at Fifth Third. Schafer is president of the board of YWCA of West Central Michigan. Schafer received the 2014 Grand Valley State University Alumni Service Award and is a member of the GVSU Accounting Alumni Hall of Fame. She earned a bachelor’s in business administration and accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from Grand Valley State University. She replaces Kathryn Hoover.

Schafer will serve a three-year term expiring Dec. 4, 2017. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.