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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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

The 15-member council works to improve lives and strengthen communities by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. In an effort 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.

“Thomas’s extensive medical background made him an ideal candidate for this role and I’m confident he’ll be a great asset to the council,” Snyder said.

Goodwin is a physician partner with Portage Physicians PC, a physician with Borgess Orthopedics, resident preceptor with Western School of Medicine, and a clinical associate professor with Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the medical director for the Kalamazoo Marathon, a Borgess Run Camp coach, and head team physician for Mattawan High School. Goodwin earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Western Michigan University and a doctorate from MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Johnny Scott.

Goodwin serves the remainder of a two-year term expiring April 30, 2016. His appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.