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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commission appointments

DENVER — Monday, June 4, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Board and Commission appointments today. The appointments were to the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners; the Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board; the Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board; the 13th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission; the Private Occupational School Board; and the Council for Educator Effectiveness.

 

The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners is responsible for making rules and regulations dealing with the Chiropractic Profession in Colorado. It also grants licenses to qualified applicants, approves chiropractic schools and conducts hearings when necessary. The member appointed for a term expiring May 18, 2016, is:

• Julie A. Scott of Fort Collins, to serve as a chiropractor.

 

The Nursing Facility Culture Change Accountability Board reviews and makes recommendations regarding the Nursing Home Penalty Cash Fund. Funding is derived from civil penalties imposed upon and collected from nursing facilities for violations of federal regulations. The member appointed for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor is:

• Cindy D. Webb of Denver, to serve as the designee of the state long term care ombudsman.

 

The Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board works with the Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing and the Medical Services Board to develop the hospital provider fee model, monitor implementation of the bill, help with preparation of annual reports on this program, and ensure that the Medicaid and CHP+ eligibility expansions are implemented as intended. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring May 15, 2015, is:

• Henry Garvin of Alamosa, an employee of a rural hospital in Colorado.

The members appointed for terms expiring May 15, 2016, are:

• Peggy Jordan Burnette of Denver, an employee of a hospital in Colorado.
• Dan E. Enderson of Castle Rock, an employee of a hospital in Colorado.

 

Colorado’s 22 judicial districts have judicial district nominating commissions that select nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission. Commission members serve six-year terms. Non-lawyers, who are the majority of every nominating commission, are appointed by the governor. Lawyer members are appointed by joint action of the governor, attorney general and chief justice. The members appointed to the 13th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2017, are:

• David Donald Garnas of Julesburg, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Sedgwick County.
• Steve Dale Young of Holyoke, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Phillips County.
• Thomas Phillip Ward of Sterling, to serve as an attorney and as an Unaffiliated from Logan County.
• Kerri Hansen of Yuma, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Yuma County.

 

The Private Occupational School Board advises on standards for educational services in private occupational schools and grants accreditation to schools that meet the standards established by the Board. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. Effective June 30, 2012, the members appointed are:

• Arlene Rae Malay of Denver, to serve as a representative of a private occupational school, for a term expiring July 1, 2014.
• Jennifer Lynn Sprague of Thornton, to serve as a representative of a private occupational school, for a term expiring July 1, 2015.
• Steven W. Steele of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of a private occupational school, for a term expiring July 1, 2016.

 

The work of the 15-member Council for Educator Effectiveness is guided by Colorado’s landmark teacher and principal evaluation law S.B. 10-191. The Council has four main roles: define teacher and principal effectiveness; establish levels of effectiveness and performance standards; develop guidelines for a fair, rigorous and transparent system to evaluate teachers and principals; and recommend state policy changes to prepare, evaluate and support teachers and principals. The members appointed for terms expiring June 1, 2015, are:

• Lorrie Shepard of Boulder, to serve as the Executive Director’s designee for the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
• Jo Ann Baxter of Craig, to serve as a teacher.
• Brenda K. Smith of Littleton, to serve as a teacher.
• Towanna J. Henderson of Denver, to serve as a parent of a public school student.
• Tracy Dorland of Denver, to serve as a public school administrator.
• Bill Bregar of Pueblo, to serve as a school board member.
 

The members appointed for terms expiring June 1, 2016, are:

• Matthew E. Smith of Sedalia, to serve as an at-large member and as Chair.
• Katy Quigley Anthes of Denver, to serve as the Executive Director’s designee for the Colorado Department of Education, and to serve as Co-Chair.
• James Michael Smyth of Grand Junction, to serve as a teacher.
• Kerrie Dallman of Commerce City, to serve as a teacher.
• Amie Baca-Oehlert of Denver, to serve as a teacher.
• Margaret Beth Crespo of Berthoud, to serve as a public school administrator.
• Sandra Smyser of Gypsum, to serve as a public school superintendent.

 

For more information on Boards and Commissions, click here or e-mail boards@state.co.us.

 

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