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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to Task Force on Physician's Assistants

Friday, June 19, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Joan Eddy, of Grayling, to the Michigan Task Force on Physician’s Assistants.

The 13-member task force, housed in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, oversees nearly 3,300 physician's assistants throughout Michigan and determines and approves their qualifications.

"Joan is a talented professional and I am confident she will positively support the task force's mission," Snyder said.

Eddy is a physician’s assistant with the Emergency Physicians Medical Group, where she is responsible for the care of emergency room patients in the Grayling Munson Hospital emergency department.  She has more than 25 years of experience and education in varied disciplines of emergency medicine.  Eddy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an associate’s in paramedics from Davenport College, a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, and a master’s of physician assistant studies with a specialization in emergency medicine from the University of Nebraska. She represents physician’s assistants and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Margarette VanderPloeg. 

Eddy serves the remainder of a four-year term expiring December 31, 2018. Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.