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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Behavioral Health Transformation Council; the Cold Case Oversight Task Force; the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice; the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council; the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority; the Economic Development Commission; the Fire and Police Pension Association Board of Directors; the Governor’s Commission on Community Service; the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness; the Interagency Coordinating Council; the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council; the Public Employees’ Retirement Benefit Plans Board of Trustees; the State Board of Human Services; the Special Funds Board for Workers’ Compensation Self Insurers; and the Waste Tire Advisory Committee.

 

The Behavioral Health Transformation Council works to reduce the economic and social costs of untreated behavioral health disorders through the systemic transformation of the behavioral health system from one that is fragmented and siloed into one that is streamlined, efficient and effective for Colorado residents.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Aug. 30, 2013:

  • Scott Alan Glaser of Denver, to serve as a representative of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Alacey A.G. Berumen of Denver.

 

The members appointed for a term expiring Aug. 30, 2015:

  • Douglas C. Muir of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, and occasioned by the resignation of Charles H. Smith of Greenwood Village.
  • Kelly E. Perez of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Office of the Governor, and occasioned by the resignation of Lorez Meinhold of Denver.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Aug. 30, 2016:

  • Elizabeth Marion Pace of Denver, to serve as a representative of prevention/intervention peer assistance, reappointed.
  • Victoria K. Rodgers of Westminster, to serve as a provider of mental health services to older adults, reappointed.
  • Thomas H. Dillingham of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of a federation of families for children’s mental health, reappointed.
  • Julie S. Krow of Larkspur, to serve as a representative from the Colorado Department of Human Services, reappointed.
  • Mita M. Johnson of Evergreen, to serve as a provider of treatment of substance abuse addiction.
  • David Gerald Murphy of Lone Tree to serve as a representative of the Colorado Providers Association.

 

The Cold Case Oversight Task Force is creating a database that will house information related to each homicide investigation that is open in a Colorado jurisdiction dating back to 1970 and that are at least three years old. The member appointed for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2015:

  • Michael Joseph Dobersen of Littleton, to serve as a forensic pathologist.

 

The Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice is comprised of experts in criminal justice, corrections, mental health, drug abuse, victims’ rights, higher education, juvenile justice, local government and other disciplines. The commission was formed to engage in an evidence-based analysis of the criminal justice system in Colorado and provides an annual report to the governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. The member appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2013:

  • Sallie Iris Clark of Colorado Springs, to serve as a county commissioner, and occasioned by the resignation of David Gene Donaldson of Merino.

 

The Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council makes recommendations to the General Assembly and to the appropriate regulatory agencies in order to foster a healthy food supply available to all Colorado residents while enhancing the state’s agricultural and natural resources, encouraging economic growth, expanding the viability of agriculture, and improving the health of our communities and residents.The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 7, 2015:

  • Patricia Ann Kendall of Fort Collins, to serve as an Unaffiliated representing nutrition and health, reappointed.
  • Mary Lou Chapman of Arvada, to serve as a Republican representing food wholesalers or food retailers, reappointed.
  • Linda M. Yoder of Karval, to serve as a Republican representing agricultural production, reappointed.
  • Steven Dean Ela of Hotchkiss, to serve as a Democrat representing agricultural production.

 

The Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority finances, develops, constructs and maintains water projects in Colorado and administers the Drinking Water and Water Pollution Control Revolving Funds. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 1, 2016:

  • Gregory C. Fisher of Denver, a resident from within the city and county of Denver who has experience in planning and development of water projects, reappointed.
  • Don C. Carlson of Loveland, to serve as a representative of the South Platte Drainage Basin, and as a representative of water project financing, reappointed.

 

The Economic Development Commission adopts an annual budget and develops guidelines for the expenditures of the fund for financial assistance such as loans, grants, and local match requirements to be provided for various types of projects. The commission reviews the economic needs of the various geographical regions of Colorado and identifies the types of businesses that need the most support in terms of economic development. The commission makes information and assistance available for those interested in relocating or expanding operations in Colorado. In addition, the commission has the authority to work with the Department of Local Affairs on the consideration of recertification of Enterprise Zones. The members appointed for terms expiring Dec.13, 2013:

  • Dwayne Romero of Aspen, to serve as designee of the governor, reappointed.
  • William T. Sisson of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative from west of the continental divide, reappointed.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Dec.13, 2014:

  • Millete M. Birhanemaskel of Denver.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Dec.13, 2015:

  • Teresa A. Taylor of Golden.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Dec.13, 2016:

  • Richard L. Monfort of Greeley, to serve as a resident of the eastern plains, predominantly from the rural area, reappointed.

 

The Fire and Police Pension Association Board of Directors administers a pension plan for full-time paid police officers and firefighters. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.
The members appointed for terms expiring Sept.1, 2016:

  • Clifford W. Stanton of Denver, to serve as a member of the state’s financial or business community with experience in investments, reappointed.
  • Tyson Lynn Worrell of Lakewood, to serve as a representative of full-time paid police officers.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2015:

  • Terri L. Velasquez of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of Colorado municipal employers and occasioned by the resignation of Timothy J. Nash of Greeley.

 

The Governor’s Commission on Community Service recommends to the governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through an open and public process and updated annually. The Commission also administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service. The member appointed for a term expiring Aug. 24, 2015:

  • Patricia Montgomery of Lakewood, to serve as the Commissioner’s designee for the Colorado Department of Education.

 

The Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness provides people with information and programs necessary for the acquisition and maintenance of physical fitness. The council works to encourage a fit lifestyle for the people Colorado and to assist in the diversification of the economy of the state by enhancing its attraction as a place to live and work.  The members appointed for terms expiring Sept. 1, 2014:

  • Colleen Idell Filak of Castle Rock.
  • Karen Grannan Ryan of Lakewood.
  • Andrea Ferretti of Aurora.
  • Matthew Larson of Denver.

 

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

  • Heather Denise McQueen of Denver, reappointed.
  • Anne Parker of Denver, reappointed.
  • Richard Anthony “Tony” Smith of Denver, reappointed.
  • Andrew M. Freeman of Denver, reappointed.
  • Julie Ann Hill of Denver, reappointed.
  • Daniel S. Ward of Denver, reappointed.

 

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

  • Lauren Ashley S. McKissick of Denver, reappointed.
  • Terry Joe Todd of Aurora, reappointed.
  • Terrance L. Trieu of Aurora, reappointed.
  • William J. Corbett of Castle Pines, reappointed.
  • Paula J. Neubert of Elizabeth, reappointed.
  • Clayton Edward Ellis of Aurora to serve as Chair, reappointed.

 

The Interagency Coordinating Council advises the Colorado Department of Education on implementation of the Education of the Handicapped Act amendments of 1986. These amendments relate to the support and services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
The members appointed for terms expiring June 30, 2014:

  • Joan GC Holtz of Arvada, to serve as a service provider of early intervention services, reappointed.
  • Lisa S. Franklin of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a transition service provider, reappointed.
  • Rosie Moreno of Vail, to serve as a representative of a head start agency, reappointed.
  • Edith R. Chavez of Denver, to serve as a parent of an infant or toddler with disabilities.
  • Nancy Murillo of Denver, to serve as a parent of an infant or toddler with disabilities.
  • Shannon P. Zimmerman of Westminster, to serve as a parent of an infant or toddler with disabilities.
  • Stacey Lynn Barnes of Commerce City, to serve as a service provider of early intervention services.
  • Colleen Head of Colorado Springs, to serve as a service provider of early intervention services.
  • Todd Sundeen of Greeley, to serve as a representative of higher education.
  • Wendy Sue Zerin of Boulder, to serve as a licensed physician.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Gina Robinson of Arvada, to represent the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing..
  • Barbara D. Ramsey of Denver, to represent the Department of Human Services, Division for Developmental Disabilities.

 

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council advises the Division of Criminal Justice and the governor on matters pertaining to juvenile justice in Colorado. The council also assists, reviews and approves the annual Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Plan. The member appointed for a term expiring July 31, 2016:

  • Lerissa R. Garcia of Thornton, to serve as a youth member, and occasioned by the resignation of Kristin A. Podgurski of Wheat Ridge.

 

The Public Employees’ Retirement Benefit Plans Board of Trustees manages the retirement funds for public employees. The member appointed for a term expiring July 10, 2016:

  • Ben Valore-Caplan of Denver, to serve as a Republican, representative with experience and competence in investment, management, finance, banking, economics, accounting, pension administration, actuarial analysis and occasioned by the resignation of Charles John Farrell of Golden.

 

The State Board of Human Services adopts policies, rules and regulations for the administration of the Department of Human Services. The board adjusts the minimum award for old age pensions for changes in the cost of living. The board also adopts rules and regulations concerning foster care and adoption procedures, mental health programs, alcohol and drug abuse programs and developmental disabilities programs. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring March 1, 2013:

  • Jerene Carol Petersen of Denver, to serve as a member of the public, and occasioned by the resignation of Regina D. Richards of Aurora.

 

The Special Funds Board for Workers’ Compensation Self Insurers distributes monies from the Workers’ Compensation Special Self-Insured Fund to assure prompt and complete payments to members of self-insured companies who are delayed or declare bankruptcy or have insufficient reserves to cover a claim. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015:

  • John F. Zimmerman of Castle Pines, to serve as a manager or employee of self-insured employers in good standing, with knowledge of risk management and finance, reappointed.
  • Ondrea Marie Charles Matthews of Wheat Ridge, to serve as a manager or employee of self-insured employers in good standing.

 

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

  • Richard M. Osborn of Denver, to serve as a manager or employee of self-insured employers in good standing.

 

The Waste Tire Advisory Committee provides technical advice to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding specific waste tire issues, related funding and regulatory changes proposed by the Department and stakeholders. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring Sept. 9, 2015:

  • Cyrus Wheeler Hardy Jr. of Black Hawk, to serve as a representative of law enforcement from jurisdictions that have a waste tire facility.
  • Christopher B. Houtchens of Colorado Springs, to serve as a waste tire hauler, reappointed.
  • Larry G. Hudson of Denver, to serve as a representative of tire manufacturers, reappointed.

 

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