Governor Granholm Makes Appointments

Contact: Heidi Hansen 517-335-6397

July 7, 2005

LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following recent appointments and reappointments:

Residential Builders’ and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors’ Board

Jennifer Schoats Flack of Orchard Lake, shareholder and attorney at Seyburn, Kahn, Ginn, Bess & Serlin, P.C.  Ms. Flack is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring March 31, 2008.  She succeeds Gary Llewellyn whose term has expired.

Marilyn Lane of Fraser, owner and developer of Lane Development, Inc.  Ms. Lane is appointed to represent licensed residential builders for a term expiring March 31, 2007.  She succeeds David Pierce Williams whose term has expired.

Kevin M. Lewand of Birmingham, president and owner of Lewand Custom Homes.  Mr. Lewand is appointed to represent licensed residential builders for a term expiring March 31, 2008.  He succeeds Nancy Huntley whose term has expired.

Mark J. Zausmer of West Bloomfield, managing partner at Zausmer, Kaufman, August & Caldwell, P.C. law firm.  Mr. Zausmer is appointed to represent the general public for a term expiring March 31, 2008.  He succeeds Denise Ketchmark whose term has expired.

The Residential Builders’ and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors’ Board provides for the licensing of persons who engage in business as residential builders, residential maintenance and alteration contractors, and salespersons.  It sets standards of qualification and eligibility for licensure, authorizes the collection and expenditures of fees, and provides penalties for the violation of Public Act 299 of 1980, including unlicensed operation.

These appointments are subject to Article V, Section 6 of the Michigan State Constitution of 1963.  They stand confirmed unless disapproved by the Senate within 60 days.

Child Support Leadership Council

Jennie E. Barkey, J.D. of Flushing, friend of the court for Genesee County.  Ms. Barkey is reappointed for a term expiring April 11, 2007.

Brian L. Mackie, J.D. of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney.  Mr. Mackie is reappointed for a term expiring April 11, 2007.

The Child Support Leadership Council advises the governor and the Supreme Court on the development and implementation of strategic goals for improving services to Michigan families.

These reappointments are not subject to disapproval.

Board of Cosmetology

Lydia Marie Price Griffin of Detroit, owner and operator of Simply Chic Salon.  Ms. Griffin is appointed to represent cosmetologists for a term expiring December 31, 2008.  She succeeds Christopher Flourney whose term has expired.

Gail T. Livingston-Scott of Detroit, teacher at Crockett Technical High School and operator of ML Press and Curl.  Ms. Livingston-Scott is appointed to represent cosmetologists actively engaged in teaching cosmetology for a term expiring December 31, 2008.  She succeeds Cynthia Stramecky whose term has expired.

Edith A. Marshall of Eastpointe, technical consultant of cosmetology with Warren Woods Adult Education-Cosmetology Department.  Ms. Marshall is appointed to represent cosmetologists for a term expiring December 31, 2005.  She succeeds John Y. Karimalis who has resigned.

The Michigan Board of Cosmetology provides for the licensing and regulation of cosmetologists, cosmetology schools, cosmetology instructors, electrologists, and manicurists.

These appointments are subject to Article V, Section 6 of the Michigan State Constitution of 1963.  They stand confirmed unless disapproved by the Senate within 60 days.

Quality Community Care Council

Kathy J. (Flowers) McGeathy of Flushing, community support coordinator and advocate for the Disability Network.  Ms. McGeathy is reappointed to represent consumer advocates for a term expiring June 17, 2009.

Sara E. Harrison of Lansing, retired volunteer worker.  Ms. Harrison is reappointed to represent consumers for a term expiring June 17, 2009.

The Michigan Quality Community Care Council promotes and coordinates effective and efficient personal assistance services, including creating and maintaining one or more registries of providers of in-home care services in designated Michigan communities.

These appointments are not subject to disapproval.