---- — Kristine Thomas of Empire has been appointed to the Foundation for Mental Health's Board of Directors.
Thoms currently is a member of the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club and the University of Michigan Alumni Club of Grand Traverse.
Patrick Friedli, M.D., of Traverse City has completed continuing education requirements to retain membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the only medical specialty organization devoted solely to primary care.
To maintain membership in the academy, Dr. Friedli must complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years.
This helps ensure that family physician members remain educated on the most up-to-date medical technologies, research and techniques.
Dr. Friedly practices family medicine at Creekside Clinic and Sports Medicine Institute, 1225 W. Front St., Traverse City.
He also is medical director for the Healthy Weight Center associated with Munson Medical Center.