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September 04, 2014
Grosse Pointe Park resident Irita Matthews was reappointed to the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission, by Gov. Rick Snyder. Housed within the Michigan Department of Community Health, the 13-member commission facilitates and promotes the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of Michigan's health care information systems. Members serve four-year terms expiring Aug. 3, 2018.

Matthews is vice president, associate general counsel, and assistant corporate secretary for Health Alliance Plan. She had served as senior counsel and assistant corporate secretary, as well as associate counsel. Prior to joining HAP, she was a staff attorney for the Detroit Medical Center. She earned a bachelor's degree in Afro-American and African studies, a master's in public health policy and administration and a law degree from the University of Michigan. Grosse Pointe Farms resident Kurt Tech was appointed to the Michigan Board of Optometry. The nine-member board oversees the licensure requirements and standards for Michigan's more than 1,600 optometrists. Members serve fouryear terms expiring June 30, 2018.

Tech is a middle-market commercial credit analyst for Talmer Bank and Trust. He served as a real estate credit analyst for Bank of Birmingham and a property analyst/leasing agent for Nu-Vest Associates. Tech is treasurer for the Grosse Pointe Congregational Church and a Money Week volunteer teacher. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Albion College.

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