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Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to the Michigan Board of Speech Language and Pathology

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Christopher Mills, of Grand Rapids, and Bradford Swartz, of Mount Pleasant, to the Michigan Board of Speech Language Pathology.

This 11-member board, housed in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, oversees the licensure and practice of speech-language pathologists.

"I am confident that both Christopher and Bradford will continue to use their skills and experience to ensure appropriate oversight of the role Michigan's speech-language pathologists play," Snyder said.

Mills is director/producer for community affairs at WOOD TV8, where he directs and produces all elements for the “Connecting with Community” partnership. He previously served as senior commercial and promotions producer at Fox 47. Mills earned a bachelor’s degree in mass media communication from Calvin College. He continues to represent the general public.

Swartz is an associate professor, clinical supervisor, regular graduate faculty, and chairperson of the department of communication disorders at Central Michigan University. He previously served in the Caro Regional Mental Health Center and the Tuscola and Lapeer County Health Departments. Swartz earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University, and a doctorate in speech science from Michigan State University. He continues to represent professionals.

Members serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2019. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.