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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports

Friday, May 29, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Raquel Thueme to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.

The 15-member council works to strengthen communities by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. To further promote healthy lifestyles, the council hosts the Governor’s Annual Fitness Awards which recognizes Michiganders who have overcome obstacles along their health and fitness journeys.

“Raquel has an extensive professional background and passion for health and wellness. I’m confident she’ll be a great asset to the Council,” Snyder said.

Thueme is program director for the Ruth Mott Foundation. She served as president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit, as a health care and management consultant for ISM Management, and a vice president of Trinity Health. Thueme earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University and master’s from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Michelle Phillipich.

Thueme will serve the remainder of a a two-year term expiring April 30, 2017. Her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.