U.P. man re-appointed to physical fitness council

From Governor Rick Snyder’s Office:

Governor Rick Snyder announced on Wednesday two appointments and five reappointments to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports.

The 15-member council was established in 1992 to urge an increase in the physical activity and an improvement in the health of Michiganders.

“These individuals have displayed great commitment to the health and wellness of Michiganders,” said Snyder. “I appreciate their willingness to serve and look forward to their positive contributions in the years ahead.”


  • Nolan Moody, of Ann Arbor, recently completed his law degree at Michigan State University, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He previously worked as a summer associate for Dickinson Wright PLLC in Lansing and as a judicial intern with the Ingham County Circuit Court.  Moody was a pitcher for four years at Michigan State University and served one year as a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers’ minor league affiliates.  He replaces Ted Hillary.
  • Clare Stachel, of Grand Rapids, is a donor engagement and communications assistant for the University of Michigan Athletic Department – Office of Development.  She previously served as an intern with ESPN and WXYZ-ABC Detroit Sports and as a video producer and event planner for the University of Michigan Athletic Department.  She also was a three-time captain of the University of Michigan women’s soccer team.  Stachel holds bachelor’s degrees in English and American culture from the University of Michigan.  She replaces C.J. Lee.


  • Doreen Bolhuis, of East Grand Rapids, is president and chief executive officer of GYMCO Inc. as well as partner and founder of Fitsmart LLC and Motion Evolution.  She also is executive director of the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center and an adjunct professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Aquinas College.  Bolhuis earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Michigan University.
  •  Bryan Dixon, of Marquette, is the medical director of the U. S. Olympic Education Center, the Marquette Sports Medicine Institute and Advantage Athletic Training.  He also is the sports medicine specialist for Marquette General Sports Medicine.  Dixon holds a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University and a medical degree from Michigan State University.
  • Florine Mark, of Farmington Hills, is president and chief executive officer of The WW Group Inc., an internationally recognized weight loss enterprise.  She is the largest franchise holder of Weight Watchers International, currently operating Weight Watchers meetings in regions throughout Michigan and Ontario.  Mark serves on the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is a member of the American Heart Association, Hunger Action Coalition of Michigan and the Detroit Institute for Children.
  • Peaches McCahill, of Grand Rapids, is president of Corporate Systems Inc./The McCahill Group, a consulting and management firm which specializes in health and beauty.  She also is owner of Personal Coach, an interactive health and wellness program. McCahill received a bachelor’s degree in recreation and youth leadership and a master’s degree in recreation, both from Michigan State University.
  • Michelle Phillipich, of East Lansing, is the marketing and events director for Playmakers, where she also works as a Team Playmakers coach.  She is active in various community organizations and events, and serves on the Michigan State University Alumni Association board. Phillipich earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Michigan State University.

All appointees will serve two-year terms that expire April 30, 2015, and their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.