This past Friday governor Rick Snyder noticed local talent, as he appointed Michelle Styma of Posen, Michigan among others to serve on the Public Health Advisory Commission.
Before her appointment to the commission, Styma served as the CEO of Thunder Bay Community Health Services Inc. She earned her education in community development and health services at Central Michigan University, and supplemented it with a Master’s degree in organizational management from Spring Arbor University.
While other members will represent food safety experts, registered nurses, and pharmacists, Styma will represent the general public. Governor Snyder appointed 18 members to the 24–seat commission. The members will work on assessing the current public health service delivery system in Michigan, both at the local, and state level.
They will review the organization of public health within executive departments statewide, and study the division of responsibilities between local and state public health entities. The commission’s assessment will be finished, with a final report sent to Snyder no later than April 1st. Members on this board serve as long as the governor wishes.