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McLaren welcomes certified nurse midwife

FLINT TWP. – Lisa Cavett, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Lisa is seeing patients at McLaren Flint Community Medical Center, 1314 South Linden Rd., and McLaren Lapeer Region Community Medical Center, 1254 North Main Street, Lapeer. Cavett earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Midwifery Program, at Wayne State University, Detroit. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Michigan Flint. Cavett is accepting new patients and can be reached by calling the Flint office at 810-342-1700 or the Lapeer office at 810-664-4532. – G.G.

Baker College of Flint Wins 2016 Commit to Fit!

GENESEE COUNTY – Baker College of Flint students have won the 4th annual Commit to Fit! College Challenge. The Commit to Fit! College Challenge promotes physical activity in local colleges by giving students the chance to take part in a little “healthy competition.” Throughout the month of February, students from Mott Community College, Baker College of Flint, and the University of Michigan-Flint, strived to achieve 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Collectively, Flint-area college students logged more than 120,000 minutes of activity on in February. Baker College of Flint students averaged 1,238 minutes of physical activity, equivalent to 43 minutes of activity per day. The Commit to Fit! College Challenge trophy will be presented to Baker College of Flint students on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Baker College of Flint. In addition to the trophy, students that logged over 30 minutes of physical activity per day were entered to win a variety of gift certificates to local businesses as well as cash prizes. Individual winners were announced Thursday, March 3, 2016 on the Commit to Fit! Facebook page. Details: Visit – G.G.

Mott Foundation hires new director of communications

FLINT – The Ruth Mott Foundation is naming Kristin Longley, an experienced journalist with a deep knowledge and love of the Flint community, to serve as its director of communications. Longley will lead the foundation’s communications activities, including media relations and social media strategy, effective March 21. This is a new position created as part of the foundation’s recently developed strategic plan to help the residents of north Flint build a thriving and sustainable community. “We are thrilled to bring Kristin aboard during this exciting period of change at the foundation,” said Ruth Mott Foundation President Handy Lindsey. “Her commitment to Flint and her experience with digital and social media will help support the foundation’s mission as we strengthen our grantmaking activities in north Flint.” Longley brings with her over a decade of media experience, including recently serving as community engagement specialist at The Flint Journal, where she also served as an assistant editor and reporter. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and lives in Grand Blanc with her husband and two dogs. – G.G.

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