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Governor Snyder Reappoints Jamie A. Zaniewski to Public Health Advisory Council

October 16, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jamie A. Zaniewski, Government Policy Advisor in the firm’s Lansing office, was reappointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to serve on the Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC).

The 20-member PHAC was created to ensure the efficiency and accountability of the state’s public health system. Recommended by the Michigan Public Health Advisory Commission, the council develops action plans for implementing the recommendations of the commission. It also is tasked with providing advice about emerging issues in public health, monitoring the effectiveness of Michigan’s public health response system, and reviewing multiagency efforts to support collaboration and a unified approach on public health experts.

In a press release issued by the State of Michigan, Governor Snyder stated, “This council is vital in ensuring Michigan residents remain safe and healthy. I thank these individuals for remaining devoted to Michiganders and their health.”

Zaniewski focuses her work on health care, insurance, nonprofits, licensing and regulated industries. Through her diverse experiences working in the non-profit sector, legislature and executive office, she brings a unique perspective to formulating solutions.

Prior to joining Dykema, Zaniewski served as Governor Snyder’s health care and insurance policy advisor. She previously worked as a policy advisor for the Senate Majority Leader in the Senate Majority Policy Office. Prior to coming to Lansing, Zaniewski was a contract administrator at one of the state's largest health systems, negotiating hospital, transplant and home health insurance contracts.

Zaniewski received a Masters of Public Policy (M.P.P.) from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and Government from Western Michigan University.