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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER —Wednesday, July 3, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Board of Commissioners of State and Veterans Nursing Homes; the Colorado Natural Areas Council, the Colorado Medical Board; the Commission on Judicial Discipline; the Developmental Disabilities Council; the Discovery Task Force; the Independent Ethics Commission; the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board; the Parks and Wildlife Commission; the State Board of Pharmacy; the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council; the State Personnel Board; the Task Force on Children Conceived by Rape; the Upper Colorado River Commission; the Venture Capital Authority; and the Workforce Development Council.

 

The Board of Commissioners of State and Veterans Nursing Homes advises the Division of State and Veterans Nursing Homes concerning the state nursing home located in Trinidad, the veterans nursing homes located in Homelake, Florence, Rifle, Aurora and Walsenburg. The board provides continuity, predictability, and stability in the operation of the state and veterans nursing homes. The board also provides guidance to future administrators at the state and veterans nursing homes and is recommended to the governor by the state long-term care ombudsman. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.

The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2014:

  • Alexandra E. Hall of Denver, to serve as a veteran, reappointed.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Kathleen N. Dunemn of Littleton, to serve as a representative who has expertise in nursing home operations and who has practical clinical experience in nursing homes.

  • Mary Ann Terry of Aurora, to serve as a representative who has expertise in nursing home operations and who has experience in multi-facility management of nursing homes.

 

The Colorado Natural Areas Council advises the Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources on the administration of the Colorado Natural Areas Program and approves the registration and designation of natural areas by Department of Natural Resources. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2017:

  • Bruce A. Schumacher of La Junta, to serve as a member with interest in the preservation of natural areas, reappointed.

 

The Colorado Medical Board reviews applications for medical licenses. In cases involving any professional or ethical violations of the Medical Practices Act, the board holds hearings and assists the state’s district attorneys in the prosecution of all persons, firms, associations or corporations charged with improper conduct. The members appointed for terms expiring May 3, 2017:

  • Jose A. Melendez of Denver, to serve as a doctor of medicine, reappointed.

  • Eric Ryan Groce of Littleton, to serve as a doctor of medicine, reappointed.

  • Jean E. Milofsky of Englewood, to serve as a doctor of medicine.

  • Stephen K. Frankel of Greenwood Village, to serve as a doctor of medicine.

 

The Commission on Judicial Discipline monitors and disciplines misconduct of judges and justices of the state courts of Colorado and provides education programs to judges on their ethics obligations under the Colorado code of Judicial Conduct. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.

The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2015:

  • Yolanda Regina Lyons of Monument, to serve as a non-attorney and occasioned by the resignation of Albus Brooks.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring June 30, 2017:

  • Richard O. Campbell of Denver, to serve as an attorney, reappointed

  • Kathleen S. Kelley of Meeker, to serve as a non-attorney, reappointed.

 

The Developmental Disabilities Council is responsible for coordinating services and advocating for persons with developmental disabilities. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2016:

  • Kathleen M. Grange of Snowmass Village, to serve as a parent/guardian of a child with developmental disabilities, reappointed.

  • Irene Aguilar of Denver, to serve as a Colorado State Legislator, reappointed.

  • Raymond Timothy Hudner of Englewood, to serve as a family member of a person of a previously institutionalized person with mentally impairing developmental disabilities, reappointed.

  • Carol L. Meredith of Littleton, to serve as an immediate relative or guardian of an adult with a developmental disability, reappointed.

  • Jesus F. Castillo of Northglenn, to serve as a person with developmental disabilities, reappointed.

  • Jennifer M. Munthali of Denver, to serve as a member with knowledge of maternal and child health.

  • Deon Gillespie of Denver, to serve as a parent/guardian of a child with developmental disabilities.

  • Corey R. Mineo of Carbondale, to serve as a person with developmental disabilities.

 

The Discovery Task Force was created in 2013 to study discovery costs in criminal cases. It shall submit a report to the Joint Budget Committee and the Judiciary Committees of the State House of Representatives and the State Senate by Jan. 31, 2014, with recommendations for legislation, technology inserts and non-legislative processes that would improve the criminal discovery process. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2014:

  • George Brauchler of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a district attorney from an urban judicial district.

  • Peter Hautzinger of Grand Junction, to serve as a district attorney from a mid-sized judicial district.

  • Thom K. LeDoux of Canon City, to serve as a district attorney from a rural judicial district.

  • John Anson Jackson of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a chief of police.

  • Fred W. Wegener of Grant, to serve as a county sheriff.

 

The Independent Ethics Commission is a constitutionally created independent commission and is charged with the implementation of Article XXIX of the Colorado Constitution. The commission gives advice and guidance on ethics issues arising under Article 29 of the Colorado Constitution and any other standards of conduct or reporting requirements as provided by law, and to hear complaints, issue findings and assess penalties and sanctions where appropriate. The commission has jurisdiction over all State executive and legislative branch elected officials and employees, and local officials and employees, unless the county or municipality is a home-rule entity with its own ethics code. The commission does not have jurisdiction over judges or employees of the judicial branch. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2017:

  • William J. Leone of Westminster, to serve as a member.

 

The Motor Vehicle Dealer Board licenses and regulates motor vehicle dealers and salespersons. It also works to resolve consumer complaints about dealers, holds hearings and orders corrective action.

The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2014:

  • Levi M. Yoder of Greeley, to serve as a representative licensed used motor vehicle dealers and occasioned by the resignation of Robert W. Perry of Littleton.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring June 30, 2016:

  • Beau Smith of Broomfield, to serve as a licensed motor vehicle dealer, reappointed.

  • Deborah A. Thompson of Denver, to serve as a licensed used motor vehicle dealer, reappointed.

  • Jason M. Wagner of Denver, to serve as a member of the public-at-large, reappointed.

 

The Parks and Wildlife Commission is responsible for perpetuating the wildlife resources of the state, providing a quality state parks system and providing enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreational opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado natural resources. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Jeanne Horne of Meeker, as a representative of sports persons and outfitters and west of the Continental Divide, reappointed.

  • James C. Pribyl of Boulder, as a member-at-large, reappointed.

 

The State Board of Pharmacy examines applicants, holds disciplinary hearings to issue and revoke pharmaceutical licenses and inspects pharmacies. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Donald L. Johnson of Aurora, to serve as a licensed pharmacist and a Democrat, reappointed.

  • Wesley Brandt Hunter of Oak Creek, to serve as a licensed pharmacist and an Unaffiliated.

 

The State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council advises the Department of Public Health and Environment on all matters relating to emergency medical and trauma services programs. The council’s duties include developing curricula for the training of emergency medical personnel, establishing requirements for ambulance vehicles and service, and determining the eligibility of facilities to receive trauma center designation. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2016:

  • Patti Thompson of Alamosa, to serve as an administrative representative of a rural trauma center.

  • Stephanie Ann Eveatt of La Junta, to serve as an officer or crew member of a volunteer organization that provides prehospital care.

  • James W. Felmlee of Center, to serve as a county emergency manager.

  • Jimmy Dwayne Taylor of Castle Rock, to serve as a flight nurse of an emergency medical service air team or unit.

  • Dr. Jeff S. Beckman of Golden, to serve as a licensed physician who is a prehospital medical director, reappointed.

  • Bruce “Buddy” Schmalz of Central City, to serve as a county commissioner from a rural county, reappointed.

  • Edward M. Lopez, of Fort Morgan, to serve as a board-certified surgeon providing trauma care at a level III trauma center, reappointed.

  • John Andrew Hall of Grand Junction, to serve as the Regional Council Chair, reappointed.

 

The State Personnel Board adopts, amends and repeals the procedures which implement those sections of the state constitution concerning the state personnel system. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2018:

  • Neil Peck of Denver, to serve as a member.

 

The Task Force on Children Conceived by Rape was created by SB 13-227 to study and make recommendations relating to the protection of rape victims and specifically to parental rights in cases in which there are allegations that a sexual assault occurred, a conviction of or prosecution for sexual assault has not occurred, and a child has been conceived as a result of the alleged sexual assault. It is directed to meet during the 2013 interim and submit a written report to various legislative committees by Dec. 1, 2013. The members appointed for terms expiring Jan. 1, 2014:

  • Karen Elaine Moldovan of Denver, to serve as a representative of a statewide sexual assault coalition.

  • Amy I. Miller of Lafayette, to serve as a representative of a statewide domestic violence coalition.

  • Kim A. Johnson of Denver, to serve as an expert in Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. Chapter 21.

  • Wilene Martha Lampert of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of a children’s advocacy center or statewide organization representing children’s advocacy centers.

  • Nancy Lewis of Broomfield, to serve as a representative of a statewide organization that advocates on behalf of crime victims.

  • Sam Murillo of Denver, to serve as a representative of a statewide disability rights organization.

 

The Upper Colorado River Commission was created in 1948 to administer apportionment of the waters of the Upper Colorado River Basin system. It has comprehensive powers to adopt rules and regulations, locate and establish streamflow gauging stations, engage in cooperative studies of water supplies, determine the quantity of water used annually in the Upper Basin and in each state, regulate use as necessary, including making findings of fact and recommendations to state and federal entities in the event of the occurrence of extraordinary drought and determining the need and extent of curtailment of uses of the Upper Basin, and all other functions required of it under the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact. The members appointed for terms expiring at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • John McClow of Gunnison, to serve as Commissioner.

  • James Eklund of Denver, to serve as an Alternate Commissioner and as a representative of the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

  • Mike King of Parker, to serve as an Alternate Commissioner as the Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources.

  • John Stulp of Lamar, to serve as an Alternate Commissioner and as Special Policy Advisor to the Governor for Water.

 

 

The Venture Capital Authority will make funding available for Colorado businesses in the beginning and early stages of their development. The VCA is an independent entity and not subject to administrative direction by any department, commission, board or agency of the state.

The member appointed for a term expiring May 5, 2015:

  • Steven D. Gutterman of Denver, to serve as a person with experience in banking, reappointed.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring May 5, 2017:

  • John J. Huggins of Denver, to serve as a person with experience in venture capital.

  • Mark Mulcahy Soane of Denver, to serve as a person with experience in institutional investment.

 

The Workforce Development Council consists of representatives of the business community and state agencies. The council, in consultation with the business community and state agencies, shall advise the governor on matters regarding the employment and training needs of the state and on workforce development plans and strategy.

The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2013:

  • Paula D. Swenson of Gunnison, to serve as a local elected official from a rural region, and occasioned by the resignation of Kellie C. Hotter of Durango.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Sept. 28, 2016:

  • Paula D. Swenson of Gunnison, to serve as a local elected official from a rural region, reappointed.

 
  • Paul D. Sexton, Jr. of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of a community-based organization serving veterans.

 

The members to serve at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • Jeffrey P. Ackerman of Denver, as a representative of the Colorado Energy Office and as a nonvoting ex-officio member.

 
  • Rick Raemisch of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Department of Corrections and occasioned by the death of Tom Clements of Monument.

 

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

 

 

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