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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Colorado Health Services Corps Advisory Council; the Colorado New Energy Improvement District Board; the Council on Creative Industries; the Fire and Police Pension Association; the Fire Service Training and Certification Advisory Board; the Private Activity Bond Allocations Committee; the Stroke Advisory Board; and the Workforce Development Council.

 

The Colorado Health Services Advisory Council oversees the loan repayment program that uses state and federal funds and contributions from local communities and private sources to help repay the outstanding education loans that many physicians and other health professionals hold. In exchange for repayment of these loans, the physicians and other health professionals will commit to provide health care services in local communities with underserved health care needs throughout the state. The members appointed for terms expiring Nov. 20, 2016:

  • Melissa Bosworth of Denver, to serve as a representative of a nonprofit statewide membership organization that provides programs and services to enhance rural health care in Colorado, reappointed.

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  • Andrea Lynn Nederveld of Grand Junction, to serve as a person with expertise in providing health care in rural and other medically underserved areas of the state, reappointed.

  • Jean Ann Larsen of La Junta, to serve as a representative of behavioral health organizations that operate in Colorado, reappointed.

  • Polly E. Anderson of Denver, to serve as a representative of a membership organization representing federally qualified health centers in Colorado.

  • Teresa C. Hurst of Denver, to serve as a representative of a membership organization representing community behavioral health center providers.

 

The Colorado New Energy Improvement District Board enables and encourages the owners of eligible real property to invest in new energy improvements, including energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy improvements by authorizing the district to establish, develop, finance, implement, and administer a new energy improvement program that includes both energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy improvements to assist any such owners who choose to join the district in completing new energy improvements to their property. The members appointed for terms expiring Jan. 4, 2016:

  • Jenifer Waller of Englewood, to serve as an executive with 10 or more years executive-level experience with one or more financial institutions having total assets of less than $1 billion.

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  • Eric Blank of Boulder, to serve as a representative of the renewable energy industry.

  • Emily A. Startz of Denver, to serve as a member with executive-level experience in the utility industry.

 

The members appointed for terms expiring Jan.4, 2017:

  • Kenneth L. Myers of Denver, to serve as an executive with ten or more years executive-level experience with one or more financial institutions having total assets of less than $1 billion.

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  • Drew R. Torbin of Denver, to serve as a member with executive-level experience in commercial or real estate development industry.

  • Christopher G. Schulken of Parker, to serve as a representative of the energy efficiency industry.

 

The Council on Creative Industries works to stimulate and encourage the development of the arts and humanities throughout the state. The council also looks at public interest in the arts and ways to increase public participation. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2016:

  • Robert B. Clasen of Denver, reappointed.

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  • Anthony Donald Paul of Castle Rock.

  • Maria Elizabeth Cole of Boulder.

 

The Fire and Police Pension Association is a local governmental unit that administers a statewide pension plan for full-time paid police officers and firefighters. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2015:

  • Todd A. Bower of Denver, a full-time paid firefighter, reappointed.

 

The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2019:

  • Nick Nuanes of Denver, a retired police officer.

 

The Fire Service Training and Certification Advisory Board establish a fire service education and training program and to establish procedures and criteria for certification of firefighters. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2015:

  • Scott A. Rogers of Littleton, to serve as a representative from the Professional Fire Fighters Association, and occasioned by the resignation of Robin Cowell of Arvada.

  • John A. Hall of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative as a hazardous materials responder team leader, and occasioned by the resignation of Mark Christopher Quick of Durango.

 

 

The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Ronald Richard Graton of Otis, to serve as a representative from the State Fire Fighters Association, and as a member from a community with a population of 15,000 or less, reappointed.

  • Perry Andrew Otero of Conifer, to serve as a fire chief/training officer from a volunteer fire department, reappointed.

  • Mark David Carlson of Castle Rock, to serve as a representative from the property and casualty insurance industry, reappointed.

  • Michael Ray Cook of Limon, to serve as an individual experienced in the transportation industry, reappointed.

  • Donald L. Baker of Durango, to serve as a representative of local law enforcement.

  • Patricia A. Toussaint of Fort Lupton, to serve as a representative of a fixed facility dealing with hazardous materials.

 

The Private Activity Bond Allocations Committee reviews requests and makes recommendations to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs on the distribution of industrial development bonds. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2016:

  • Monica Daniels-Mika of Eaton, to serve as a municipal or county official.

  • Harry M. Weiss of Grand Junction, to serve as a municipal or county official who resides west of the Continental Divide.

  • Ada Maria Clark of Colorado City, to serve as a municipal or county official, appointed.

 

The Stroke Advisory Board evaluates potential strategies for stroke prevention and treatment and develops a statewide needs assessment identifying relevant resources to improve quality of care for stroke patients. By Jan. 31, 2014, and by each Jan. 1 thereafter, the board shall submit a report specifying its findings and recommendations to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the corresponding committees in the State House and State Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring Aug. 1, 2017:

  • David William Malcolm Ross of Colorado Springs, to represent a statewide association of physicians.

  • Nancy Griffith of Centennial, to represent a statewide hospital association.

  • Cynthia Ann Kreutz of Englewood, to represent a stroke rehabilitation facility.

  • Richard H. Smith of Denver, to serve as a Colorado resident representing a national stroke association.

  • Coral Cosway of Littleton, to serve as a Colorado resident representing a nation association whose goal is to eliminate cardiovascular disease and strokes.

  • Karin Schumacher of Denver, to serve as a physical or occupational therapist actively involved in stroke care.

  • Mary Ann Irene Orr of Greenwood Village, to serve as a member of the public who has suffered a stroke or is the caregiver of a person who has suffered a stroke.

 

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 members appointed for terms expiring Sept. 28, 2016:

  • Toya Speckman of Broomfield, to serve as a representative of business and as Chairman of the Workforce Development Council, reappointed.

  • David P. Csintyan of Monument, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed.

  • Aaron Fernandes of Durango, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed.

  • Patricia “Trish” Sullivan of Steamboat Springs, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed.

  • Kristie L. LaRose of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed.

  • Jay Mark Hardy of Windsor, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed.

  • Susan Jean Rogers of Parker, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed.

  • Ryan McLean Keiffer of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of business.

  • Julie Ann Chameskie of Dillon, to serve as a representative of business.

  • Jeffrey D. Macco of Denver, to serve as a representative of business.

  • Charles P. Moore of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative of business.

  • Dean S. McCall of Montrose, to serve as a representative of business.

  • Clay McShan Drake of Windsor, to serve as a representative of business.

 

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

 

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