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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to Certificate of Need Commission

Friday, June 12, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Tom Mittelbrun, of Lake Orion, to the Certificate of Need Commission.

The 11-member commission regulates and balances cost, quality and access to Michigan's health care system. It also develops, revises and determines approval for Certificate of Need standards. No more than six members can be from the same political party.

"Tom will be a key commissioner as this group continues its work of ensuring all Michiganders have access to quality, affordable health care," Snyder said.

Mittelbrun is the benefits director for the Electrical Workers’ Joint Boards of Trustees and also served as the assistant benefits director.  Mittelbrun earned a journeyman wireman certificate from Electrical Industry Training Center, a bachelor’s degree in business management from Oakland University, and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist certificate from the Wharton School of Business. He represents organized labor unions and Democrats, and replaces Charles Gayney. 

Mittelbrun serves a three-year term expiring January 1, 2018. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.