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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management
July 09, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced four appointments and six reappointments to the Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management.
The committee is charged with addressing issues pertaining to pain and symptom management, holding public hearings to gather information and making recommendations to the Legislature.
"These highly skilled appointees will bring their expertise to help the board aid those who manage chronic pain, and I appreciate their willingness to serve," Snyder said.
Michael Chafty, of Kalamazoo, is an anesthesiologist at Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital and is the director of the pain department at Western Michigan University School of Medicine. He earned a law degree from Wayne State University and a doctorate in medicine from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He represents the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.
Timothy Grunwald, of Nunica, is president and CEO of Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Association and served as director for business operations at Harbor Hospice. Grunwald earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Western Michigan University. He represents the Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Association and replaces Lisa Ashley.
Bob Maciolek, of Macomb, is owner and president of Static Line Software, Inc., and is a major in the Michigan Army National Guard. He has more than 28 years of experience in the information technology industry and 24 years of military experience. Maciolek earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wayne State University. He represents the general public and replaces Jody Kohn.
Mohamad Maher Fakhouri, of West Bloomfield, is an assistant professor of neurology and clerkship director at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He served as a reviewer for the National Board of Medical Examiners Clinical Neurology Subject Examination, the American Institute of Biological Sciences “Chronic Pain/Orthopedic Injury Evaluation” panel, and is a current reviewer for the Journal of Neurological Sciences. Fakhouri earned a doctorate in medicine from Damascus University Medical School in Syria. He represents the Wayne State University College of Medicine and replace Todd Lininger.
Ronald Bradley, of Williamston, is the chief of psychiatry at Central Michigan University College of Medicine and professor and co-course director for Neurosciences and Mental Health at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. Bradley earned both a bachelor’s degree in pre-medicine and philosophy and a master’s degree in liberal arts and biology from Wayne State University. He also earned a Ph.D. from the anatomy department of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Michigan State University. He continues to represent the Central Michigan University College of Medicine.
Lisa Gigliotti, of East Lansing, is an administrative law manager with the Michigan Administrative Hearing System. She has experience with the End of Life Commission, which focuses on improving pain and symptom management in Michigan. Gigliotti has lived with severe rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years. She has developed With Courage I Can, LLC and written four books designed to encourage people to live a life of purpose and optimism despite chronic pain. Gigliotti earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s College and a degree from the University of Detroit School of Law. She continues to represent those who suffer from chronic pain.
Paul Hilliard, of Dexter, is the fellowship director of the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Fellowship, the director of regional anesthesia and acute pain services, and clinical lecturer, all with the University of Michigan Health System Department of Anesthesiology. He served as an orthotic and prosthetic technician at the Cleveland Clinic and a teaching assistant at the University of Akron. Hilliard earned an associate’s degree in orthotic and prosthetic technology from the Median School of Allied Health, a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in cellular and molecular immunology, all from the University of Akron, and a doctorate in medicine from the Wright State University. He continues to represent the University of Michigan Medical School.
Robert Noiva, of Rochester, is the associate dean for Medical Education for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, where he is responsible for the medical school curriculum. He served as an associate professor and director of medical biochemistry at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and associate professor in the division of basic biomedical sciences at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. Noiva earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University, a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Creighton University, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He continues to represent the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
Lawrence Prokop, of Mason, is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Michigan State University. He has a 30-year history of evaluating and treating pain, as well as teaching students about chronic pain. Prokop earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Western Michigan University, a bachelors’ degree in biology from Ferris State University, and a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from Michigan State University. He continues to represent the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Steven Roskos, of East Lansing, is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Michigan State University, where he serves as chair of the Clinical Peer Review Committee. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and a doctorate of medicine from Temple University. He continues to represent Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Appointees serve two-year terms expiring July 1, 2017. The appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.