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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, May 1, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the 5th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission; the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission; the Justice Assistance Grant Board; the Medical Services Board; and the Radiation Advisory Committee.

 

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. The member appointed to the 5th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018:

  • Jeri Beth Katz of Breckenridge, to serve as an attorney and as a Democrat from Summit County, and occasioned by the resignation of Heather Beattie of Frisco.

 

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission assists member states efficiently maximize oil and natural gas resources through sound regulatory practices while protecting our nation's health, safety and the environment. The commission serves as the collective voice of member governors on oil and gas issues and advocates states' rights to govern petroleum resources within their borders. Comprised of member governors, state oil and gas regulators, industry and the environmental community, these committees work diligently to resolve issues surrounding the much-needed resources found in the United States. The members appointed for terms commencing April 19, 2013 and expiring at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Matthew J. Lepore of Denver, to serve as the Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
  • Thomas J. Kerr of Denver, to serve as the Permit and Technical Services Manager of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
  • Virginia G. Brannon of Denver, to serve as the Assistant Director for the Water and Energy Colorado Department of Natural Resource.

 

The Justice Assistance Board advises the Division of Criminal Justice on issues related to federal block grant monies designated to improve the criminal justice system and reduce drug abuse and violent crimes. The members appointed, effective immediately, for terms expiring July 31, 2013:

  • Sterling Marie Harris of Denver, and occasioned by the resignation of Linda Ferry of Denver.
  • William Joseph Sightler III of Glenwood Springs and occasioned by the resignation of Susan Marie Gilbert of Grand Junction.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring July 31, 2016:

  • Sterling Marie Harris of Denver, reappointed.
  • William Joseph Sightler III of Glenwood Springs, reappointed.

 

The Medical Services Board adopts the rules and regulations that govern the operation of the Colorado Medicaid Program and Colorado Indigent Care Program. The regulations adopted by the board will direct the efforts of the State in defining eligibility and the benefits for these programs, the rights and obligations of clients receiving benefits, and the payment of vendors providing health care services. The board will also provide advice and consultation to the State Board of Human Services in connection with the administration of the Old Age Pension Health and Medical Fund. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2014:

  • Patricia L. Givens of Denver, to serve as an Unaffiliated from the 1st Congressional District, with knowledge of medical assistance programs, and occasioned by the resignation of Alan I. Eisenberg of Denver.

 

The members appointed, effective July 1, 2013, for terms expiring July 1, 2015:

  • Dr. Paul Melinkovich of Evergreen, to serve as a Democrat from the 2nd Congressional District with knowledge of medical assistance programs, reappointed.
  • Virginia E. Riley of Loveland to serve as a Democrat from the 2nd Congressional District with knowledge of medical assistance programs, reappointed.

 

The members appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2016:

  • Christy S. Blakley of Littleton, to serve as a Republican from the 6th Congressional District and who represents a family member of a person with a disability.

 

The members appointed, effective July 1, 2013, for terms expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Timothy P. Fox of Denver, to serve as a Democrat from the 1st Congressional District, to serve as a person with a disability and with knowledge of medical assistance programs.
  • Bregitta Hughes of Colorado Springs, to serve as a Democrat from the 5th Congressional District with knowledge of medical assistance programs

 

The Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) consists of nine members representing the healing
arts, industry and higher education. The RAC provides technical advice to the department relating to the radiation control program. The radiation control program regulates the possession, use and disposal of radioactive material and radiation producing machines. As an Agreement State with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the state has been ceded the regulation of uranium milling within this program. The program conducts mammography inspections for the U.S. Food and Drug Agency, and implements radon education through grants to local organizations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rulemaking authority for the program resides with the Board of Health. The members appointed for terms expiring Jan.1, 2014:

  • Duncan Clyde Burdick, MD of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of the Healing Arts.
  • Janet A. Johnson, Ph.D., CHP, CIH of Carbondale, to serve as a representative of Industry.
  • Jadwiga “Jodi” Strzelczyk, Ph.D. of Denver, to serve as a representative of Higher Education.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Jan.1, 2015:

  • Douglas E. Pfeiffer, MS, DABR. of Westminster, to serve as a representative of the Healing Arts.
  • Randolph J. Hellwig, Ph.D. of Longmont, to serve as a representative of Industry.
  • James F. Burkhart, Ph.D. of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of Industry.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Jan. 1, 2016:

  • Franklyn N. Judson, M.D., of Denver to serve as a representative of the Healing Arts.
  • Frederick J.”Ted” Borst, CHP., CPO of Fort Collins to serve as a representative of Industry.
  • Thomas E. Johnson, Ph.D. of Windsor to serve as a representative of Higher Education.

 

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

 

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