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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Board of Osteopathic Medicine

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Kathleen Kudray, of Flint, and Jennifer Cory Behler, of East Grand Rapids, to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

The 11-member board, housed in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, sets entry-level competency requirements and verifies continuing medical education during licensure for about 8,000 osteopathic doctors.

“I thank Kathleen and Jennifer for their willingness to serve,” Snyder said. "These appointees bring a strong skillset to the board and I am confident they will work to ensure the effectiveness of our state’s osteopaths.”

Kudray is medical director and chief medical officer for McLaren Medical Group and is a physician in family practice. She was previously owner of Family Care Specialist, a private practice. She serves on the McLaren Health Plan Quality Improvement Committee. Kudray earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis and a doctorate from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She represents physicians and replaces William Cunningham.

Jennifer Anne Cory, commonly known as Jennifer Cory Behler, is an internal medicine physician with Metro Health, where she provides comprehensive care for adult patients, including diabetes management, a wide variety of testing services, and women’s health services. Behler earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Colorado and a doctorate from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City. She represents physicians and replaces Dennis Dobritt.

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