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Howell residents appointed to state boards

Two Livingston County residents have been appointed to state boards.

On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Kristan D. Sayers of Howell to the Board of Cosmetology.

Kristan D. Sayers

Sayers, the owner and stylist at K Bella Hair Studio and Spa, graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in textile design and merchandising management. She is appointed to represent licensed cosmetologists for a term commencing December 1, 2022, and expiring December 31, 2025. Sayers is succeeding Linda Ward whose term expired December 31, 2021. 

The Michigan Board of Cosmetology was created to license and regulate the practice of cosmetology in Michigan. The statute defines cosmetology as one of the following services or a combination of the following services: hair care services, skin care services, manicuring services, and electrology. The members of the cosmetology industry who are licensed by the department include public and private schools of cosmetology, beauty shops, cosmetologists, manicurists, cosmetology instructors, electrologists, estheticians, and natural hair culturists.      

Also appointed by Whitmer was Alexandra Gaitan-Flores of Howell to the Michigan Board of Speech Language Pathology.

Alexandra Gaitan-Flores

Gaitan-Flores is a speech language pathologist for the Ingham Intermediate School District. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Gaitan-Flores is appointed to represent speech language pathologists for a term commencing December 1, 2022, and expiring December 31, 2025. She succeeds Denise Ludwig whose term expired December 31, 2021. 

The Michigan Board of Speech Language Pathology works with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to oversee the practice of speech pathologists in this state. The Public Health Code defines the practice of speech-language pathology as the application of principles, methods, and procedures related to the development of disorders of human communication. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the board to promote and protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare.    

Both appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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