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Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointments

5/28/2021 12:19:38 PM

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Higher Education Facilities Authority, the Board of Optometry, and the Board of Pharmacy.

David Rowland – Edina, MN

Higher Education Facilities Authority

Member

Effective: June 2, 2021

Term Expires: January 6, 2025

Reappointment

About the Higher Education Facilities Authority:

The Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority assists institutions of higher education in the construction, financing, and refinancing of projects.

Additional information about the Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

Fernando Alvarado – Willmar, MN

Board of Optometry

Public Member

Effective: June 2, 2021

Term Expires: January 6, 2025

Replacing: Ron Czerepak

Eric Bailey – Buffalo, MN

Board of Optometry

Licensed Optometrist

Effective: June 2, 2021

Term Expires: January 6, 2025

Reappointment

About the Board of Optometry:

The Board of Optometry licenses optometrists, adopts rules, and investigates complaints.

Additional information about the Board of Optometry can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

Ben Maisenbach – Rosemount, MN

Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacist

Effective: June 2, 2021

Term Expires: January 6, 2025

Replacing: Andrew Behm

Rabih Nahas – Orono, MN

Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacist

Effective: June 2, 2021

Term Expires: January 6, 2025

Reappointment

About the Board of Pharmacy:

The Board of Pharmacy regulates the pharmacy profession and the quality, labeling, and distribution of drugs, and administers the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program, the Opiate Product Registration Fee Program, and the Minnesota Insulin Safety Net Program.

Additional information about the Board of Pharmacy can be found on the Secretary of State's website.

The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are seeking qualified and diverse individuals who are passionate about using their knowledge, skills, and lived experiences to serve the state of Minnesota. A list of boards and commissions, including open positions, can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.

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