The Midland neighborhood is dealing with the information that MyMichigan Overall health President and CEO Diane Postler-Slattery and her husband, Donald Slattery, died in a personal plane crash Tuesday in northwest Florida.

The pair resided in Midland and Diane Postler-Slattery had been president and CEO of MyMichigan Wellness because 2013.

“This is a great tragedy for our wellbeing procedure,” said Greg Rogers, executive vice president and main operating officer, MyMichigan Health and fitness. “Diane was a potent, passionate and inspirational leader and was beloved by her family members, close friends and colleagues. We ask that you maintain her loved ones and pals in your thoughts and prayers, and that you respect their privateness for the duration of this difficult time.”

Rogers is now operating as performing CEO for the health technique right until even further action is taken.

The Bay County (Florida) Sheriff’s Business office documented on its Facebook webpage that the couple’s Cessna airplane, which started out from Michigan, built a halt in McMinnville, Tennessee, before continuing towards the Northwest Florida Seashores Intercontinental Airport in Panama City, Florida.

At about 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Cessna plane disappeared from radar about two miles from the airport. It was located right away about one particular mile north of the airport’s northbound runway in a densely wooded space. 

The Bay County Sheriff’s Business, Airport Law enforcement, Panama City Police Office and the Panama City Seaside Police Office labored jointly and had been equipped to find the crashed airplane with the support of drones.

The BCSO Felony Investigations and Criminal offense Scene Unit put in most of the night conducting a forensic assessment of the scene. The couple’s continues to be are getting turned above to the Health care Examiner’s Workplace for autopsy.

The Nationwide Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration are taking around the investigation.

Postler-Slattery held a Ph.D. in education administration from the College of Wisconsin – Madison, as nicely as a Learn of Science in nursing/nursing administration and Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. 

“She was a visionary and underneath her management we enormously expanded our overall health system, which include affiliations with our Health-related Facilities in Alpena, West Department and most just lately Sault St. Marie,” stated Rogers. “As a nurse herself, she was dedicated to individual care and the highest stage of safety and patient gratification. In reality, the convenience for individuals and their people was of utmost importance to her making sure any new facility had a warm, homelike placing which include her most loved aspect – a cozy fireplace.”

Diane, 62, and Donald, 65, are survived by their 3 kids and 5 grandchildren.