Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to the Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services

Thursday, April 5, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Tiffany Guthrie of Alma and Michael Miller of Homer to the Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) partners with individuals and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities. The Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services, housed within the Department of Health and Human Services, partners with MRS to evaluate the effectiveness of various vocational rehabilitation programs while serving as an advisory body to the department and the governor.

“I appreciate the commitment these individuals have made to make a positive impact on the council,” Snyder said.

Guthrie is a regional parent mentor for Michigan Alliance for Families and a foster care specialist for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work form Central Michigan University. She will represent parent training and information centers established under Section 671 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and replace Caryn Pack Ivey.

Miller is an unloader for Walmart Distribution in Coldwater. He previously worked as a CNC machinist for RSB Transmission and a rural carrier associate for the United States Postal Service. Miller holds an associate’s degree from Kellogg Community College and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Robert B. Miller College. He will represent business, industry or labor and fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Rodney Jones.

Guthrie will serve a three-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2020. Miller will serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.