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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment and reappointment to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Kathryn Hoover, of Brighton, and the reappointment of James Kilmark, of Belleville, to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.

The 11-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing the practice of more than 8,200 osteopathic doctors.

"Kathryn and James are both committed to ensuring the health and well-being of Michiganders, and I appreciate their willingness to serve,” Snyder said.

Hoover is a school counselor for Washtenaw International High School/Middle School.  She previously served as a school counselor for Ann Arbor Public Schools and Richfield Public School Academy, and developed the transformative student leadership and mentoring model. Hoover earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from Oakland University and a master's in education and school counseling from Grand Valley State University. She represents the general public and replaces Laura Marcero.  

Kilmark is a physician assistant with Emergency Physicians Medical Group, where he has more than 10 years of experience.  He serves in numerous roles in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Emergency Department, including developing and overseeing the mid-level provider fellowship program and assisting management in the flow development redesign. Kilmark earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Grand Valley State University and a master’s of science in physician assistant studies from Central Michigan University. He continue to represent physician’s assistants. 

Hoover and Kilmark will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.