NORTHERN MICHIGAN – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has made several significant appointments to various boards and commissions in Michigan, aiming to enhance healthcare, education, and counseling services. Here are the key appointments:
- Michigan Iron Industry Museum Advisory Board
- Robert Mercure, a retired teacher and school administrator from Marquette, has been appointed. He holds a master’s degree in recreation and is an active volunteer at the Marquette Regional History Center. Mercure will represent the city of Marquette, beginning on September 29, 2023, and his term will end on October 4, 2026, succeeding Victoria Leonhardt.
- Health Information Technology Commission
- Alison Arnold Ph.D. of Traverse City is executive director for the College of Medicine Rural Health Equity Institute at Central Michigan University, is appointed to represent schools of medicine in Michigan on the Health Information Technology Commission. Holding a doctorate in Educational Leadership, she brings extensive leadership experience. Her term starts on September 29, 2023, and concludes on August 3, 2025, succeeding Norman Beauchamp.
- Michigan Board of Counseling
- Charles Hughes, a behavioral health counselor at Munson Grayling Hospital and Physician Network in Traverse City, has been reappointed. With qualifications in neuroscience and counseling psychology, Hughes represents individuals primarily engaged in counseling techniques. His term begins on September 29, 2023, and will end on June 30, 2027.
These appointments play vital roles in healthcare, education, and counseling services in Michigan. Some appointments require Senate consent, emphasizing their significance in shaping the state’s future.
Governor Whitmer continues her commitment to the betterment of Michigan by selecting individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise to serve on these important boards and commissions. These appointments contribute to the state’s overall progress and the well-being of its residents.