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Gov. Hickenlooper announces various Board and Commission appointments

DENVER -- Thursday, June 16, 2011 -- Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced appointments to the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs, the Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board, the Developmental Disabilities Council, the Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board, the Read-to-Achieve Board and the Real Estate Commission.

The Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs studies problems facing veterans and makes recommendations to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Division of Veterans’ Affairs concerning programs needed to assist veterans. These appointments are dependent upon Senate confirmation. The members appointed are:

  • Franklin DB Jackson of Denver, to serve as a veteran who has been honorably released or separated from the armed forces of the United States, with a term to expire June 30, 2015.
  • Kathleen N. Dunemn of Littleton, to serve as a veteran who has been honorably released or separated from the armed forces of the United States, with a term to expire June 30, 2015.

The Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board develops a curriculum for a 40-hour training course for new coroners and approving the qualifications of the instructors who teach the course; approves training providers to certify coroners in basic medical-legal death investigation pursuant to C.R. S. § 30-10-601.8 (2); and approves training providers and programs used to fulfill the annual 16-hour in-serve training requirement specified in C.R.S. § 30-10-601.8 (3). The members appointed are:

 

  • Amy Martin of Denver, to serve as a coroner of a county with a population of 50,000 or more, with a term to expire March 1, 2012.
  • The Hon. Rodney J. Bockenfeld of Centennial, to serve as a county commissioner of a county with a population of 50,000 or more, with a term to expire March 1, 2014.
  • The Hon. Debra Lynn Zwirn of Iliff, to serve as a county commissioner of a county with a population of less than 50,000, with a term to expire March 1, 2014.
  • Mark D. Hurlbert of Breckenridge, to serve as a district attorney from a judicial district in this state, with a term to expire March 1, 2014.


The Developmental Disabilities Council is responsible for coordinating services and advocating for persons with developmental disabilities. The members appointed are:

  • Thomas L. Miller Jr., of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a representative of a state agency that administers funds provided under Titles V and XIX, with a term to expire July 1, 2012.
  • The Hon. Irene Aguilar of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Colorado State Senate, with a term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Lisa M. Kramer of Littleton, to serve as a parent/guardian of a child with developmental disabilities, with a term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Edward George of Denver, to serve as a person with developmental disabilities, with a term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Christine T. Herron of Centennial, to serve as a parent of a child with a developmental disability, with a term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • F. Mike Hoover of Boulder, to serve as a person with a developmental disability, with a term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Todd J. Coffee of Denver, to serve as a representative of the state agency that administers funds provided under the federal “Older Americans Act of 1965,” with a term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Scott LeRoy of Boulder, to serve as a representative of the state agency that administers funds provided under the federal “Rehabilitation act of 1973,” with a term to expire July 1, 2014.
  • Stephanie Lynch of Boulder, to serve as a person with a developmental disability, with a term to expire July 1, 2014.


The Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board is responsible for working 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 this program, and ensure that the Medicaid and CHP+ eligibility expansions are implemented as intended. The appointments are dependent upon Senate Confirmation. The members appointed are:

  • Ann M. King of Denver, to serve as a member of a statewide organization of hospitals, with a term to expire May 15, 2015.
  • Thomas A. Rennell of Castle Rock, to serve as a member of a statewide organization of health insurance carriers, with a term to expire May 15, 2015.
  • William Patrick Heller of Denver, to serve as an employee of the state department, with a term to expire May 1, 2015.

 

The Read-To-Achieve Board reviews applications for grants under the Read-To-Achieve grant program. Under this program, any school may apply for grants to fund intensive reading programs for second- and third-grade students whose literacy and reading comprehension skills are below grade level. The appointments are dependent upon Senate Confirmation. The members appointed are:

  • Joanne E. Scanlan of Colorado Springs, to serve as a kindergarten, first-, second- or third-grade elementary school teacher, with a term to expire April 1, 2014.
  • Teresa L. Williams of Westminster, to serve as a member with knowledge of and experience in public education in elementary grades, with a term to expire on April 1, 2014.
  • Charlotte Macaluso of Pueblo, to serve as a parent of a child who is enrolled in a public school at the time of appointment, with a term to expire on April 1, 2014.
  • Jamie Lyn Marin of Strasburg, to serve as a rural kindergarten, first- second- or third-grade elementary school teacher, with a term to expire April 1, 2014.


The Real Estate Commission regulates the licensing and conduct of real estate brokers and salespeople and pre-owned home warranty service companies. The member appointed is:

 

  • Christopher S. McElroy of Fort Collins, to serve as a real estate broker, with a term to expire on April 12, 2014.
     

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