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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

Thursday, November 12, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Shawn Johnson, of Okemos, to the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Commission.

The nine-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in overseeing the practice of more than 800 marriage and family therapists.

“The health and well-being of Michigan’s families is critical to our state’s success, and I thank Shawn for her willingness to serve on this important board,” Snyder said.

Johnson is a marriage and family therapist and executive wellness coach in private practice, specializing in families with onset of chronic and terminal illness with a cancer emphasis. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in family studies from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in human ecology with a specialization in marriage and family therapy from Michigan State University. She represents professionals and replaces Francesca Pernice-Duca. 

Johnson will serve a four-year term expiring June 30, 2019. The appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.