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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments and reappointments to the Michigan Board of Psychology
December 23, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Valencia Agnew, of Grand Rapids, Valerie Shebroe, of Haslett, and the reappointments of Michael Connelly, of East Lansing, and Eric Özkan, of Lansing, to the Michigan Board of Psychology.
The nine-member board, housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, evaluates and determines minimal entry level competency of health practitioners, and takes disciplinary action against any misconduct of licensees.
“I thank this experienced group for their service on this board and look forward to their contributions,” Snyder said.
Agnew is the owner of Adolescent & Family Behavioral Health Services, a private practice mental health service. She specializes in borderline personality, marriage and family therapy, and trauma. She previously served as a clinical psychologist at North Kent Guidance Services. Agnew earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University, a bachelor’s degree in business management from Davenport College, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University and a doctorate in psychology from Walden University. She represents professionals and replaces Joseph Horak.
Shebroe owns an independent practice where she provides psychological services for individuals, couples, families, and adolescents, with expertise in stress disorders, chronic pain, and emotional problems associated with physical disorders, anxiety, and depression. She previously served as the community outreach coordinator and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University as well as the behavioral science director and assistant professor for the Department of Family Practice in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. Shebroe earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. She represents professionals and replaces Alan Warbelow.
Connelly is the director of academic and student affairs for the College of Social Science at Michigan State University, where he directs one of the largest student affairs units at Michigan State University consisting of more than 6,500 undergraduate students, 12 academic units, and more than 30 degrees. Connelly retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U. S. Air Force, having served in numerous roles including Commander of Detachment 380, AFROTC, and chair of the Aerospace Department at Michigan State University, deputy chief, Space and Command and Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Capabilities Division at the Pentagon, and assistant director of operations, 116th Air Control Wing. Connelly earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of North Carolina and a master’s in business administration from City University. He continues to represent the general public.
Özkan is a clinical psychologist with Behavioral Medicine Associates of Mid-Michigan PC, where he has been in private practice for more than 10 years. Özkan earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and psychology from Wayne State University, a master’s degree in biological sciences from Wayne State University, a doctorate in biological sciences from Wayne State University, a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University, and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University. He continues to represent professionals.
Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.