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Haveman to discuss progress on healthcare reform at Lawrence Tech Jan. 21

Release Date: January 13, 2014

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – James Haveman, director of the Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH), will provide an update on healthcare reform in Michigan on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Lawrence Technological University.

Coffee and networking begin at 8 a.m. in the lobby of the Mary Marburger Auditorium in LTU’s Science Building. The cost is $30. Go to www.ltu.edu/management/executivetoexecutive.asp for online registration or register in person at the event. Haveman’s presentation is sponsored by Plante Moran.

Haveman, a Grand Rapids native, was appointed DCH director by Gov. Rick Snyder in September 2012, and previously served in that position from1996 to 2003. He was director of the Michigan Department of Mental Health from 1991 to 1996.

In 2003, Haveman was appointed by the White House as the Coalition Provisional Authority’s senior advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Health. He was Iraq’s acting health minister for the first three months of his 11-month tenure.

Haveman’s presentation at LTU is part of the four-part Executive to Executive speaker series for leaders in the nonprofit sector sponsored by Plante Moran and hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Tech. The series is offered in partnership with the Blender Consulting Group, the United Way of Southeastern Michigan and the Michigan Nonprofit Association.

For more information, visit www.ltu.edu/nonprofit or contact the Blender Consulting Group at (248) 245-7900 or dblender@comcast.net.

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 7 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.