olga dazzo http://michiganradio.org en Snyder names Director for state's Department of Community Health http://michiganradio.org/post/snyder-names-director-states-department-community-health <p>Governor-elect <a href="http://www.governorelectricksnyder.com/">Rick Snyder</a> has appointed Olga Dazzo to head the state's <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mdch">Department of Community Health</a>. The Associated Press reports that Dazzo is:</p><blockquote><p>...a veteran of the health insurance industry, most recently working as president of a company called Health Reform Innovations LLC in the Miami area. Dazzo previously worked in Michigan and is a past president of Physicians Health Plan.</p></blockquote><p>In a <a href="http://www.governorelectricksnyder.com/michigan-talks/campaign-news/12-17-2010-governor-elect-snyder-appoints-dazzo-head-department-communi">written statement released today</a>, Snyder said:</p><blockquote><p>“There is an attitude that the only way to lower costs is to reduce the level of care.&nbsp; I reject that premise. Olga understands that the decisions she makes will directly impact the wellbeing of Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens, and she will always have an eye toward delivering services more efficiently so those who need treatment are able to get it.”</p></blockquote><p>Dazzo's <a href="http://www.uic.edu/depts/spha/academic/conted/mchlc/DAZZBIO.html">bio</a> says she received <font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">a bachelors degree in accounting and a masters degree in finance from Michigan State University.</font></font> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:40:35 +0000 Zoe Clark 635 at http://michiganradio.org Snyder names Director for state's Department of Community Health