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MNA’s Board Chair Todd Culver has been Appointed to the Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services

December 13, 2022

MNA’s board chair Todd Culver has been appointed to the Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services

"Todd Culver, of East Lansing, is the president and CEO of Incompass Michigan, a statewide network of mission driven organizations for people with disabilities and other barriers. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. Mr. Culver is reappointed to represent disability advocacy groups for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2025."

View the full press release from the Governor's office below.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 8, 2022

Contact: press@michigan.gov

Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Asparagus Marketing Program Advisory Board, Michigan Carrot Commission, Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery, Michigan Board of Physical Therapy, Michigan Task Force on Physician’s Assistants, Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Board of Directors, Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Michigan Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board, and the Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services.

Asparagus Marketing Program Advisory Board

Sarah J. Greiner, of Hart, is the CFO and co-owner of Todd Greiner Farms Packing, LLC. She holds an associate’s degree in allied health from Grand Rapids Community College. Mrs. Greiner is reappointed to represent Northern-Central growers-at-large for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring November 13, 2025.

Jordon M. Walsworth, of Mears, is the farm manager for Golden Stock Farms. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Grand Valley State University.

Mr. Walsworth is reappointed to represent Northern-Central growers-at-large for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring November 13, 2025.

The Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board seeks to promote the production and consumption of asparagus grown in Michigan as well as to assist in the agricultural research and development of asparagus farming.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Michigan Carrot Commission

Lee M. Oomen, of Walkerville, has been farming for 19 years and currently manages 720 acres of farmland. Mr. Oomen is appointed to represent fresh growers for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring October 31, 2023. He succeeds Glenn Vogel whose term expired October 31, 2020.

Ralph Oomen, of Hart, has been farming for 37 years. He currently owns 1800 acres of farmland. Along with his brother, he owns and operates Oomen Brother’s Farm. Mr. Oomen is reappointed to represent process growers, for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring October 31, 2023.

The Michigan Carrot Commission promotes the production and consumption of carrots grown in Michigan and assists in the agricultural research and development of carrot farming.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

Stephen R. Bell, D.O., of Carleton, is a practitioner and owner of Newport Internal Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Master of Arts degree from Western Michigan University, and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bell is reappointed to represent osteopathic physicians for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2026.

John K. Everett, D.O., of Cheboygan, is a family medicine physician at McLaren Northern Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wayne State University and his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Everett is reappointed to represent osteopathic physicians for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2026.

Craig S. Glines, D.O., of Riverview, is an osteopathic physician who currently serves as Director of Medical Education for Beaumont Farmington Hills, Trenton, and Southfield and Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program for Beaumont Trenton. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Glines is reappointed to represent osteopathic physicians for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2026.

Khawaja H. Ikram, D.O., of Holt, is the president of Jackson Orthopedic Care and Surgery. He is also the President of the Southeastern Michigan Osteopathic Association. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Michigan State University and received his Doctor of Osteopathy from Des Moines University. Dr. Ikram is appointed to represent osteopathic physicians for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2026. He succeeds Walker Foland whose term expires December 31, 2022.

Kathleen Rollinger, D.O., of Clinton Township, is a family medicine doctor at Beaumont Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Wayne State University and Doctor of Osteopathy from Michigan State University. Dr. Rollinger is appointed to represent osteopathic physicians for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2026. She succeeds Stacey Beltz whose term expires December 31, 2022.

The Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery works with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to regulate the practice of osteopathic medicine and surgery in this state and ascertain minimal entry level competency of health practitioners and verifying continuing medical education during licensure. The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the board to promote and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare.

These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

Sherry Saggers, Ph.D., of Flat Rock, is the dean of the physical therapist assistant program at Wayne County Community College. She received her Associate of Applied Science for Physical Therapy Assistants from the Community College of the Air Force and her Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Davenport University. She also holds a Master of Science in Higher Education from Kaplan University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University. Dr. Saggers is reappointed to represent physical therapist assistants for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2026.

The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy works with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to oversee the licensing of physical therapists in this state and ascertains the minimal entry level competency of health practitioners. The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the board to promote and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare.

This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Michigan Task Force on Physician’s Assistants

Kathleen Rollinger, D.O., of Clinton Township, is a family medicine doctor at Beaumont Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Wayne State University and Doctor of Osteopathy from Michigan State University. Dr. Rollinger is appointed to fill a vacancy representing the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2025.

The Michigan Task Force on Physician’s Assistants works with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs to oversee the practice of physician’s assistants in this state. The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the Board to promote and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare.

This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Michigan Veterans' Facility Authority Board of Directors

Barry F. Walter, of DeWitt, is the Clinton County assistant state service officer for the Veteran of Foreign Wars Department of Michigan. He holds an associate degree from Henry Ford Community College. Mr. Walter is appointed to fill a new seat representing a veteran who has professional knowledge, skill, or experience in long-term care, health care licensure or finance, or medicine. He will serve for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring April 15, 2026.

The Michigan Veterans’ Facilities Board of Directors exercises certain regulatory and governance authority regarding admission and member affairs at Michigan's two veterans' homes. The Board of Directors represents the interest of the veterans' community in both advisory and advocacy roles.  

This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Katie L. Axford, PharmD, of Rockford, is a clinical pharmacist for Inpatient Family Medicine at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. She is also an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Hope College, a Doctor of Pharmacy from Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, and a Master of Public Health from Ferris State University College of Health Professions. Dr. Axford is reappointed to represent pharmacists for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring October 1, 2024.

Melanie Manary, M.D., of Petoskey, is an internal medicine physician at McLaren Medical Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science Public Health from The John Hopkins University, a Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and an MBA from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Dr. Manary is reappointed to represent physicians for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring October 1, 2024.

Nora Orow, PharmD, of Sterling Heights, is a clinical pharmacist for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy. Ms. Orow is reappointed to represent pharmacists for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring October 1, 2024.

The Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee advises the Department of Health and Human Services on issues affecting prescription drug coverage for its various health care programs. The Committee shall recommend to the Department guidelines for prescription drugs covered in its various health care programs.

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Michigan Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board

Art Thompson, of Detroit, is the CIO for the City of Detroit. He holds a bachelor's degree in supply chain management from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Thompson is appointed to represent local emergency first responders for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring April 30, 2026. He succeeds Bradley Kersten whose term expired April 30, 2022.

Bryce A. Tracy, of St. Ignace, is the 9-1-1 coordinator for Mackinac County. He has been the coordinator since 2005 and was elected chair of the Michigan Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board in 2021. He is also a certified firefighter, and fire services instructor. Mr. Tracy is reappointed to represent local emergency first responders for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring April 30, 2026.

Jon Unruh, of Brighton, is the fire chief of the Farmington Hills Fire Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Studies from Sienna Heights University and a Master of Science in Homeland Security/Emergency Management from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Unruh is reappointed to represent local emergency first responders for a term commencing December 8, 2022, and expiring April 30, 2026.

The Michigan Public Safety Communications Interoperability Board oversees the Michigan's Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS), an 800/700 MHz radio system and telecommunications network that also provides public safety specific applications integrated into the network. The Board is responsible for advising the Governor on all interoperability aspects of current and future technology in the state to ensure the public safety community is well prepared today and in the future with the emergency communications ecosystem.

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services

Todd Culver, of East Lansing, is the president and CEO of Incompass Michigan, a statewide network of mission driven organizations for people with disabilities and other barriers. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. Mr. Culver is reappointed to represent disability advocacy groups for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2025.

Elham Jahshan, of East Lansing, is the director of employment advocacy services at Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service Incorporated. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Haifa, Israel. She also has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling. Ms. Jahshan is reappointed to represent the client assistance program described under Section 112 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. She will serve for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2025.

Steven Locke, of Auburn, is the executive director of Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council. Previously, he was the executive director for the Disability Network of Mid-Michigan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Graphic Design from Saginaw Valley State University. Mr. Locke is reappointed to represent the Statewide Independent Living Council for a term commencing January 1, 2023, and expiring December 31, 2025.

The Michigan Council for Rehabilitation Services reviews, analyzes, and advises Michigan's rehabilitation programs and services, and advises the department director and Governor. The Council works in partnership with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (LEO-BSBP).

These appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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