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Snyder makes appointments to Board of Athletic Trainers

Thursday, February 12, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Phillip Adler, of Greenville, and Mary Fineis, of East Lansing, to the Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers.

The 11-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing the licensure and practice of athletic trainers.

“This is a talented group of appointees and I am thankful for their willingness to serve,” Snyder said.

Adler is manager of the Sports Medicine Program and Spectrum Health Medical Group. He serves as an adjunct instructor Montcalm Community College and Central Michigan University where he was also head athletic trainer for football and softball. Adler earned a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine and exercise science and a master’s degree in sport administration from Central Michigan University, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in education from Capella University. He represents professionals and replaces Michael Abdenour. 

Fineis is president of Game Changer Coaching LLC., where she also works as a performance coach. She worked with the General Motors Corp. for 20 years serving in numerous managerial positions. Fineis earned a bachelor’s degree in materials and logistics management and a master’s in business administration from Michigan State University. She represents the general public and replaces Lori Ann Cartwright. 

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.