Marquette woman appointed to Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Governor Gretchen Whitmer Friday announced the following appointments to the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.

Brigitte R. LaPointe-Dunham, of Marquette, is the director of strategic initiatives for Upper Peninsula Health Plan and a member of the Lake Superior Community Partnership Board of Directors and the Marquette County Parks and Rec Advisory Board. LaPointe-Dunham is appointed to succeed Nolan Moody whose term expired April 30, 2019, for a term expiring April 30, 2021.

Dexter C. Mason, of Detroit, is the director of events and marketing for Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) non-profit organization. Mr. Mason is appointed to succeed Raquel Thueme whose term expired April 30, 2019, for a term expiring April 30, 2021.

Mary Patay, Ph.D., of Mackinac Island, is the recreation director for the City of Mackinac Island and coaches Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Soccer, and Varsity Golf for Mackinac Public Schools. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Patay is appointed to succeed Tori Sager whose term expired April 30, 2019, for a term expiring April 30, 2021. Dr. Patay has also been designated to serve as Chairperson for a term expiring April 30, 2021.

Todd Turner, of Berkley, is co-founder of Team GUTS non-profit organization and owner of GUTS Training Center. Mr. Turner is appointed to succeed Peaches McCahill whose term expired April 30, 2019, for a term expiring April 30, 2021.

Edwin T. Kornoelje, D.O., of Grand Rapids, is a physician and director of sports medicine for the Metro Health Hospital and head team physician for Grand Rapids Drive Basketball team and Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey team. Dr. Kornoelje is reappointed for a term expiring April 30, 2021.

Florine Mark, of Farmington Hills, is the president and CEO of The WW Group, Inc. and member of the Board of Directors for the Detroit Regional Chamber. Ms. Mark is reappointed for a term expiring April 30, 2021.

The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports was established in 1992 to improve the health of, and increase physical activity among, Michigan residents.

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