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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to Board of Pharmacy
May 29, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of David Hills, of St. Joseph, and the reappointments of Nichole Penny, of Three Rivers, Mary Moy-Sandusky, of Ann Arbor, and Patricia Smeelink, of Ada, to the Michigan Board of Pharmacy.
Housed in LARA, the 11-member board is responsible for regulating and inspecting the practice of pharmacy and drugs manufactured and distributed in the state.
"Efficient oversight of the pharmacy industry is a vital piece of protecting the health and safety of our citizens," Snyder said. “I thank these appointees for their service on this board.”
Reverend Hills is an Ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church and is also the Heartland District superintendent. He serves in the West Michigan Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and with Harbor Harvest Urban Ministries. Hills earned a degree in general studies from Adrian College, a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Mesa State University, and a master’s of divinity from The Methodist Theological School. He represents the general public and replaces Patricia Harney.
Penny is a health care supervisor with Walgreens, where she was also a district pharmacy supervisor. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy and continues to represent pharmacists.
Sandusky is a clinical pharmacist in mental health with VA-Hospital-Ann Arbor and also served as a retail pharmacist with Walgreens. She earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Michigan, a certificate in gerontology from the University of Michigan, and a master’s in health care administration from Central Michigan University. She continues to represent pharmacists.
Smeelink is a staff pharmacist at Walgreens. She previously owned East Paris Pharmacy and was a clinical adjunct faculty and preceptor at Ferris State University. Smeelink earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University. She continues to represent pharmacists.
Members serve four-year terms expiring June 30, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.