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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
October 14, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of James “Jim” Matthews, of Grand Haven, and the reappointments of Margo Farber, of Grosse Pointe Park, Steven Hadesman, of Bingham Farms, Anthony Ognjan, of Shelby Township, and Victoria Tutag Lehr, of Birmingham, to the Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Housed within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the 11-member board advises the department on issues affecting prescription drug coverage for its various health care programs.
"This group of appointees will be a tremendous asset to this important committee, and I sincerely thank them for their service to Michiganders,” Snyder said.
Mathews is president and CEO of Jim Mathews Consulting. He previously served as chief operating officer of Hometown Pharmacy, Inc. and vice president of strategic operations for NuFactor Specialty Pharmacy. Mathews earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University and a master’s in health administration from Central Michigan University. He represents pharmacists and replaces Eleonora Huskey.
Farber is the director of drug information service for the University of Michigan Health System, senior consultant of drug policy and pharmacotherapy specialist for Visante, Inc., a clinical assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She earned both a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Farber continues to represent pharmacists.
Hadesman is the chief medical officer for MeridianRx and a clinical instructor for St. John Internal Medicine Residency Program. Hadesman earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He continues to represent physicians.
Ognjan is a consultant in infectious disease with Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, a staff physician in infectious disease at McLaren Macomb Hospital, a staff physician in infectious disease at Henry Ford Hospital – Macomb, and an associate clinical professor with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ognjan earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and public health from Michigan State University, a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University, and a Ph.D. in osteopathic medicine from Michigan State University. He continues to represent physicians.
Tutag Lehr is an associate professor of pharmacy practice-clinical with the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University and a clinical pharmacy specialist with the pediatric pain management program at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ferris State University and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. Tutag Lehr continues to represent pharmacists.
Appointees will serve two-year terms expiring Oct. 1, 2017. Appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.