Three Lawton residents appointed to state boards by Gov. Stitt

Updated: Mar. 18, 2019 at 4:45 PM CDT
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (TNN/AP) - On Monday, Governor Kevin Stitt announced his board appointments for three state agencies. Those appointments included three members of the Lawton community.

Five people each were appointed to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board, the Board of Juvenile Affairs and the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Those three agencies alone account for about $2.3 billion in annual state appropriations.

A Lawton businessman and a local eye care specialist were appointed to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board.

Philip D. Kennedy is the president of Comanche Lumber Company, Inc., a retail building materials supplier, as well as numerous other business ventures in Lawton. In addition, he is a partner of Southern Hardlines, a retail hardware supplier with stores located in Harrah, Elgin, Lawton, Lone Grove, and Enid. Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education from Oklahoma State University and resides in Lawton.

Jean Renee Hausheer, MD, FACS, joined Dean McGee Eye Institute in January 2012 working predominately at the Lawton, Oklahoma site where in addition to a busy practice, she works at the Lawton Indian Hospital. She travels often to Oklahoma City to teach Ophthalmology Residents in surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital, as well as staffing Ophthalmology Resident triage clinics. In Lawton, she’s on active medical staff at Comanche Memorial Hospital and the Indian Hospital. Hausheer holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and an MD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She resides in Lawton.

Another Lawton businessman was appointed to the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Hossein Moini is the president of Adventure Travel, Moini Inc. dba Charley’s Grilled Subs, Cinnabon and a partner in Pin High Investments, Four Wood, Inc. and LOL Family Entertainment Center. Moini also currently serves on the Comanche County Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Lawton Community Foundation board of directors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. Moini has lived in the Lawton/Fort Sill community since 1982.

“I appreciate Oklahomans who are stepping up to serve our great state and give their valuable time and knowledge to help deliver a customer-centered government,” said Governor Stitt. “These appointments ensure that business will continue in the agencies following a new law that now reforms the structure of leadership and delivers more accountability and transparency for Oklahomans.”

The appointments occurred less than one week after Stitt was given sweeping new power over five of the state’s largest agencies. In some cases, Stitt reappointed members who already were serving on the boards under former Gov. Mary Fallin. For example, four of the five members Stitt appointed to the OJA board previously served.

Stitt was also given the power to hire and fire the directors of those agencies and two others.

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