Gov. Rick Snyder makes reappointments to the Michigan Health Endowment Fund Board

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Timothy Damschroder of Ann Arbor, Robert Fowler of Haslett and Keith Pretty of Harbor Springs to the Health Endowment Fund Board.

The fund’s purpose is to benefit the health and wellness of Michigan residents with significant focus on programs for children and seniors throughout the state. Priority areas include infant mortality, wellness and fitness programs, access to healthy food, technology enhancements, health-related transportation needs, and foodborne illness prevention. In addition, the board is required to implement a program to subsidize the cost of individual Medicare supplementals, or “Medigap” coverage, to help senior citizens in financial need.

 “This group of individuals works tirelessly to ensure Michigan residents have access to health and wellness programs and I thank them for their continued commitment,” Snyder said.

Damschroder is a partner at Bodman PLC, where he is chairperson of the Business Practice Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a juris doctor degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. He will continue to represent the general public.

Fowler is president and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan. He previously worked for the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and the Indiana Department of Commerce. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and business administration from Ball State University. He will continue to represent the business community.

Pretty is president and CEO of Northwood University. He previously served as president and CEO of Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration. Pretty holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Western Michigan University and a law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He will continue to represent the general public.

Members will serve four-year terms expiring Oct. 1, 2021. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.