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Politics & Government
Wed August 15, 2012
Michigan's State Community Health director Dazzo resigns
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The director of Michigan's Department of Community Health has stepped down.
Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday accepted Olga Dazzo's resignation and appointed former department director James Haveman Jr. as her replacement.
Snyder's office says in a release that Dazzo has decided to return to the private sector. Snyder appointed her to the post in December 2010.
Snyder says Dazzo "wants to more directly work with the health care system to bring about positive change."
In taking the job, Haveman resigned from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Board of Directors. His appointment is subject to Senate approval. He is scheduled to start Sept. 1.
Haveman served from 1996 to 2003 as Community Health director and from 1991 to 1996 as head of the state Department of Mental Health.