DENVER — Wednesday, March 21, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Board and Commission appointments today. The appointments are to the Caring for Colorado Foundation Board of Directors; the Colorado Civil Rights Commission; and the Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board.
The mission of the Caring for Colorado Foundation is to promote and serve the health care needs of the people of Colorado. The foundation makes grants in communities throughout the state to increase access to direct health services, to implement prevention programs, to share health information and to improve the health care infrastructure. Caring for Colorado strives to make lasting health improvements for individuals and communities. The members appointed for terms expiring on the date of the first annual meeting in 2016 of the Board of Directors of the Caring for Colorado Foundation are:
• Judith Elaine Albino of Denver.
• Randy Lee Evetts of Pueblo.
• Michael A. Gonzales of Alamosa.
• Adele Phelan of Denver.
• Gilad S. Gordon of Boulder.
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission investigates complaints and conducts hearings concerning alleged discrimination in employment, apprenticeship programs, on-the-job training and vocational schools. The commission also investigates the existence of discriminatory or unfair employment practices by a person, employment agency, labor organization or vocational school. It is also charged with the promotion of good will and cooperation among racial, religious and ethnic groups. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring March 13, 2016:
• Marvin R. Adams of Fountain, to serve as a representative of the community at-large and as a Republican.
• Diann L. Rice of Loveland, to serve as a representative of state or local government entities, and as an Unaffiliated.
Specific duties of the Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board include developing a curriculum for a 40-hour training course for new coroners and approving the qualifications of the instructors who teach the course; approving training providers to certify coroners in basic medical-legal death investigation; and approving training providers and programs used to fulfill the annual 16-hour in-service training requirement. The members appointed for terms expiring March 1, 2015:
• Amy Martin of Denver, to serve as a coroner of a county with a population of 50,000 or more.
• Sheriff James E. Crone of Fort Morgan, to serve as a county sheriff.
• Thomas Marshall Canfield of Montrose, to serve as a coroner from a county with population of less than 50,000 but more than 15,000.