Stevensville Pharmacist Draws Gubernatorial Appointment

A Stevensville Pharmacist has been appointed to the Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee by Governor Gretchen Whitmer today.

Danielle Melford, PharmD, of Stevensville, is the pharmacist-in-charge for Genoa Healthcare in Benton Harbor. She drew the Governor’s appointment along with five other Michigan professioinals this afternoon. Melford earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia, and is appointed to succeed Victoria Tutag Lehr, whose term expired October 1, 2019, to represent pharmacists for a term expiring October 1, 2021.

Meanwhile, Andrew Adair, D.O., of Ferndale, is reappointed to that board. He is a family practice physician with Henry Ford Health System, who earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from DesMoines University. Dr. Adair is reappointed to represent physicians for a term expiring October 1, 2021.

Rony Foumia, of Commerce Township, is also reappoinited. He is the Michigan and Indiana area director of retail pharmacy for Ascension Health, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Wayne State University. Mr. Foumia is reappointed to represent pharmacists for a term expiring October 1, 2021.

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Also garnering gubernatorial reappointment today is Anthony F. Ognjan, D.O., of Shelby Charter Township. Ognjan is a physician with Michigan Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, who earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ferris State College and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University. Dr. Ognjan is reappointed to represent physicians for a term expiring October 1, 2021.

Samira Saad, PharmD., of Canton, is a new appointment to that committe. She is a clinical pharmacist specialist for ambulatory cardiology medicine and anticoagulation medicine at Michigan Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Wayne State University. Dr. Saad is appointed to succeed Margo Farber, whose term expired October 1, 2019, to represent pharmacists for a term expiring October 1, 2021.

Finally, Brad J. Uren, M.D., of Pinckney, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Michigan earned reappointment by the Governor. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan, and is reappointed to represent physicians for a term expiring October 1, 2021.

The Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee advises the Department of Health and Human Services on issues affecting prescription drug coverage for its various health care programs. The Committee recommends to the Department guidelines for prescription drugs covered in its various health care programs.

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