Two Livingston County residents have been reappointed to state panels by Gov. Whitmer.
Ms. Liliana Ospina-Herbstreith, of Howell, will serve another term on the Advisory Council on Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing. Herbstreith is the creator, editor, and video journalist for Latinos En Michigan TV, and founder of Hispanic Marketing Solutions, LLC.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Communication from La Sabana University and was reappointed to represent individuals knowledgeable in the field of deafness, for a term expiring January 18, 2026.
The Advisory Council on Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing serves to advise the Department of Civil Rights on matters pertaining to deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing persons.
Her appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
Also reappointed was Deanne L. Bonner Simpson, of Green Oak Township, to the Military Appeals Tribunal. Simpson is the founding attorney of RCR Veterans Law, PLLC and a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Englist from California State University – San Marcos and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Bonner is reappointed to represent an individual licensed to practice law in the state, for a term commencing expiring April 16, 2027.
The Military Appeals Tribunal has appellate jurisdiction, upon petition of an accused, to hear and review the record in all decisions of a court-martial after the review provided in the Michigan code of military justice.
Her appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate, which is expected.