Governor Granholm Makes Appointments to Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports

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February 18, 2005

LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following appointments and reappointments to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports:

Cheryl L. Angelelli of Fraser, director of marketing and public relations for the Detroit Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.  Ms. Angelelli is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring April 16, 2006.  She succeeds Steve K. Moreland whose term has expired.

Suzanne Hugly Thomashow, M.D., Ph.D. of East Lansing, pediatric physician with Turke and Thomashow Pediatrics.  Dr. Thomashow is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring April 16, 2006.  She succeeds Kenneth D. Stringer whose term has expired.

Barry A. Franklin of West Bloomfield, director of Cardiac Rehabilitation & Exercise Laboratories for William Beaumont Hospital.  Mr. Franklin is reappointed to represent the general public for a term expiring April 16, 2006.

Charles T. Kuntzleman of Spring Arbor, owner of Fitness Finders, Inc. and adjunct associate professor and director of fitness at the University of Michigan.  Mr. Kuntzleman is reappointed to represent the general public for a term expiring April 16, 2006.

Richard B. Parr of Mt. Pleasant, professor of the School of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University.  Mr. Parr is reappointed to represent the general public for a term expiring April 16, 2006.

Jeff S. Pierce of West Bloomfield, director of Michigan Sports and Spine Center.  Mr. Pierce is reappointed to represent the general public for a term expiring April 16, 2006.

Daniel G. Mulhern of Lansing, chair of the Michigan Community Service Commission.  First Gentleman Mulhern is designated as honorary vice chair of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports for a term expiring April 16, 2006.

The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports is charged with coordinating and developing a statewide physical fitness and health program.  The council has undertaken a number of initiatives, such as the annual “Walk to School Day,” and partnered with several organizations, including the Michigan Parks and Recreation Association, to carry out their goals.

These appointments and reappointments are not subject to disapproval.