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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the 19th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission; the Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors; the Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board; the Emergency Medical Practice Advisory Council; the Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles; the High-Performance Transportation Enterprise; the Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board; the License Plate Auction Group; the Petroleum Storage Tank Advisory Committee; the State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors; the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council; the State Rehabilitation Advisory Council; the Statewide Internet Portal Authority; the STEMI Task Force; the Stroke Advisory Board; and the Workforce Development Council.

 

Colorado’s 22 judicial districts have judicial district nominating commissions that select nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission. The members appointed to the 19th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2018:

  • Sylvia Martinez of Greeley, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Weld County, and occasioned by the resignation of Joe Tennessen of Greeley.

  • Alberto M. Dominguez of Windsor, to serve as an attorney and as a Republican from Weld County and occasioned by the resignation of Henry Frey of Greeley.

 

The Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors manages the operational affairs of the three-school Auraria campus. The member appointed for a term expiring July 13, 2016:

  • Tamara G. Door of Denver, reappointed.

 

The Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board establishes guidelines for the administration of the ASCENT program; advises and assists local education providers and institutions of higher education in preparing cooperative agreements; makes recommendations as necessary to the General Assembly, the State Board and the Commission concerning the improvement or updating of state policies relating to concurrent enrollment programs, including but not limited to recommendations of policies that will allow every local education provider in the state to have adequate resources to enter into at least one cooperative agreement. The board makes recommendations to the State Board and the education committees of the House of Representatives and Senate, or any successor committees, regarding the feasibility of a waiver process whereby a qualified student could apply to the department for a waiver of certain provisions, which waiver would allow the student to be designated by the department as an ASCENT program participant in the second year following the year in which he or she was enrolled in the twelfth grade of a local education provider, so long as he or she meets certain criteria. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:

  • John Leonare Barry of Aurora, to serve as a member with experience in public budgeting and finance, and occasioned by the resignation of Cliff D. Richardson of Lakewood.

 

The Emergency Medical Practice Advisory Council advises the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding the appropriate scope of practice for emergency medical technicians, including waivers to the scope of practice, and for criteria for physicians to serve as EMS medical directors. The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 15, 2017:

  • Kevin J. Weber of Pueblo, to serve as a physician actively serving as an emergency medical service medical director and practicing in urban counties, reappointed.

  • Diana E. Koelliker of Telluride, to serve as a physician actively serving as an emergency medical service medical director and practicing in rural or frontier counties, reappointed.

  • Thomas N. Candlin III of Silver Plume, to serve as an emergency medical technician certified at any level who is actively involved in the provision of emergency medical services, reappointed.

  • Kevin E. McVaney of Littleton, to serve as a physician actively serving as an emergency medical service medical director and practicing in any area of the state.

 

The Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles encourages a healthy lifestyle for the people of Colorado. The members appointed for terms expiring Sept. 1, 2015:

  • Lee F. Spieker of Littleton, to serve as a member and occasioned by the resignation of Anne Parker of Denver.

  • Allison Westfahl of Denver, to serve as a member and occasioned by the resignation of Richard Anthony “Tony” Smith of Denver.

 

The High-Performance Transportation Enterprise seeks opportunities for public-private partnerships for the purpose of completing surface transportation infrastructure projects. The Transportation Enterprise should have sufficient flexibility, consistent with the requirements of the state constitution, to pursue any available means of financing such surface transportation projects that will allow the efficient completion of the projects. The member appointed for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2017:

  • Thomas M. “Trey” Rogers of Denver, to serve as a member who resides within the planning area of the Denver regional council of governments, and who has professional expertise in transportation planning or development, local government, design-build contracting, public or private finance, engineering, environmental issues, or any other area that the governor believes will benefit the board in the execution of its powers and performance of its duties.

 

The Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board is responsible for working with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Medical Services Board to develop the hospital provider fee model, monitor implementation of the bill, help with preparation of annual reports on this program, and ensure that the Medicaid and CHP+ eligibility expansions are implemented as intended. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring May 15, 2017:

  • Mirna Ramirez-Castro of Thornton, to serve as a consumer of health care who is not a representative or an employee of a hospital, health insurance carrier, or other health care industry entity.

 

The License Plate Auction Group was created within the Office of the Governor and generates revenue for the Disability Benefit Support Fund as authorized by Colorado House Bill 11-1216. It raises money by auctioning to a buyer the right to use valuable letter and number combinations for a registration number, and studies the market to determine which registration numbers are the most valuable, including both the types of plates currently issued and any type of plate that has been historically issued. The members appointed for terms expiring at the Pleasure of the Governor:

  • Ryan Mitchell Carson of Longmont, to serve as a public member.

  • Robert Andrew Gall of Parker, to serve as a public member.

  • T.H. Mack Sr. of Denver, to serve as a public member.

  • Peter N. Kopp of Franktown, to represent an entity delivering services.

 

The Petroleum Storage Tank Advisory Committee establishes procedures, practices and policies governing the process for applying to the underground storage tank fund. The Fund reimburses eligible applicants for allowable costs in cleaning up petroleum contamination from petroleum storage tanks. The members appointed for terms expiring Oct. 16, 2016:

  • Willliam Patrick Fisher of Erie, to serve as a representative of independent retail outlets.

  • Anthony Robert Congram of Westminster, to serve as a private citizen.

 

The State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors regulates the practice of those professions. Its responsibilities encompass the evaluation of whether applicants are minimally qualified for licensure, the examination of such applicants, licensing, license renewal, setting policy with regard to the practice of the profession, consideration of complaints against licensees and those who may have practiced without a license, and disciplining those who have not complied with the law. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Pamela W. Hopkins of Vail, to serve as a practicing licensed architect, reappointed.

  • Michael M. Greer of Arvada, to serve as a practicing professional land surveyor, reappointed.

  • Narender “Ned” Kumar of Littleton, to serve as a professional engineer.

  • Brian Glen Robertson II of Fort Collins, to serve as a professional electrical engineer.

 

The State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory advises the Colorado 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 services, and determining the eligibility of facilities to receive trauma center designation. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:

  • Andrew J. Berson of Colorado Springs, to serve as a board-certified surgeon providing trauma care at a Level II trauma center, and occasioned by the resignation of Roger J. Nagy of Colorado Springs.

 

The State Rehabilitation Advisory Council was created to advise state Rehabilitation Services on the provision of appropriate and quality services to its customers. It is not a governing board and has no fiscal responsibilities. A majority of its members must be persons with disabilities.The members appointed for terms expiring Aug. 1, 2014:

  • Travis C. Morgan of Towaoc, to serve as a representative from the Federal Section 121 program for tribal communities and occasioned by the resignation of Mary Elizabeth Leonard of Towaoc.

  • Julie Ann Deden of Centennial, to serve as a representative of community rehabilitation program services providers and occasioned by the resignation of Christopher Carl O’Connor of Centennial.

 

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

  • Buna Dahal of Centennial, to serve as a representative of the Statewide Independent Living Council, reappointed.

  • Brandon Haskell Hill of Castle Rock, to serve as an individual with disabilities.

  • Julie C. Farrar of Denver, to serve as a representative of disability advocacy groups.

  • Robert A. Lawhead of Boulder, to serve as a representative of business, industry and labor.

  • Katie M. Oliver of Thornton, to serve as a representative of the advisory panel established under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

 

The Statewide Internet Portal Authority develops the officially recognized statewide internet portal that provides one-stop access to electronic information, products, and services in order to give members of the public an alternative way to transact business with the state. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring June 1, 2014:

  • Mary Kay Hogan of Denver, to serve as a representative of the private sector, and occasioned by the resignation of Stephan Michael Tadashi Bruce of Englewood.

 

The STEMI Task Force studies and makes recommendations for developing a statewide plan to improve the quality of care to STEMI patients. By Jan. 31, 2014 the STEMI Task Force shall submit an initial report, and by July 31, 2015, it shall submit its final 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 member appointed for a term expiring Aug. 1, 2015:

  • Lynn Blake of Avon, to serve as a member of the public who has suffered a STEMI heart attack.

 

The Stroke Advisory Board evaluates potential strategies for stroke prevention and treatment and develop 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 Stroke Advisory 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 member appointed for a term expiring Aug. 1, 2017:

  • Donald Francis Frei Jr. of Denver, to serve as a physician who is actively involved in stroke care and who is privileged and actively practicing and actively practicing as an interventional neuroradiologist.

 

The Workforce Development Council consists of representatives of the business community and state agencies. In consultation with the business community and state agencies, the council advises 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, 2016:

  • Anne Marie Davis of Denver,to serve as a representative of a community-based organization serving veterans, and occasioned by the resignation of Paul D. Sexton Jr. of Colorado Springs.

 

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

 

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