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Gov. Hickenlooper announces Boards & Commissions appointments

DENVER — Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments. The appointments were to the Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board, the Colorado Human Trafficking Council, and the Peace Officers Standards and Training Board.


Specific duties of the Colorado Coroners Standards and Training Board include:  Developing a curriculum for a forty-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 pursuant to C.R.S. §30-10-601.8 (2); and approving training providers and programs used to fulfill the annual sixteen-hour in-service training requirement specified in C.R.S. §30-10-601.8 (3).

  • Honorable Peggy Lorraine Littleton of Colorado Springs, to serve as a county commissioner of a county with a population of fifty thousand or more. Appointed for a term expiring March 1, 2017.


The purpose of the Colorado Human Trafficking Council is to bring together leadership from community-based and statewide anti-trafficking efforts, to build and enhance collaboration among communities and counties within the state, to establish and improve comprehensive services for victims and survivors of human trafficking, to assist in the successful prosecution of page 6 in HB14-1273 human traffickers, and to help prevent human trafficking in Colorado.

  • Daniel James Steele of Parker, to serve as a representative of a statewide association of police chiefs. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Justin Smith of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of a statewide association of county sheriffs. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Karen Elaine Moldovan of Denver, to serve as a representative of a statewide coalition for victims of sexual assault. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Sterling Marie Harris of Denver, to serve as a representative of a statewide organization that provides services to crime victims. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Patricia L. Medige of Denver, to serve as a representative of a statewide immigrant rights organization. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Kathryn C. Kurtz of Golden, to serve as a representative organization of district attorneys. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Maureen Anne Cain of Denver, to serve as a representative of a statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Rebecca Owens Bullard of Denver, to serve as one of five representatives of a regional or city-wide human trafficking task force or coalition. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Jo-Ann Cahill O’Neil, MA, LPC, NCC of Canon City, to serve as the second of five representatives of a regional or city-wide human trafficking task force or coalition. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Amanda A. Finger of Denver, to serve as the third of five representatives of a regional or city-wide human trafficking task force or coalition. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Thomas Acker, PhD of Grand Junction, to serve as the fourth of five representatives of a regional or city-wide human trafficking task force or coalition. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Cara Jenine Morlan of Englewood, to serve as the fifth of five representatives of a regional or city-wide human trafficking task force or coalition. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Martin Joseph Zaffaroni of Parker, to serve as a representative of a nonprofit organization that facilitates the treatment or housing of human trafficking victims. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Claude T. d’Estree, MTS, JD of Denver, to serve as a representative of a college or university department that conducts research on human trafficking. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Stephanie Villafuerte, JD of Evergreen, to serve as a representative of a statewide organization that provides legal advocacy to abused, neglected and at-risk children. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Deborah Ann Grebenik, PhD of Colorado Springs, to serve as one of two representatives of an organization that provides direct services to victims of human trafficking. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Maricela Elena Dennis of Colorado Springs, to serve as the second of two representatives of an organization that provides direct services to victims of human trafficking. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Lincoln Felton David Smith of Peyton, to serve as a representative of a faith-based organization that assists victims of human trafficking. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Lynn Ann Johnson of Lakewood, to serve as a director of an urban department of social services. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Matthew Allen Dodson, LCSW of Pagosa Springs, to serve as a director of a rural department of social services. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Angela Walters Lytle, MSW of Aurora, to serve as a person who provides child welfare services for a county department of social services. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018;

  • Donald Ray Moseley of Arvada, to serve as a representative of a child advocacy center. Appointed for a term expiring August 1, 2018.


The Peace Officers Standards and Training Board oversees the certification of training programs, training academies and instructors of police officer candidates.  The Board also certifies qualified peace officers.

  • Chad Day of Yuma, to serve as a county sheriff, and occasioned by the resignation of David Alan Weaver of Parker, Colorado. Appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2017;

  • Frederick Donald McKee of Cedaredge, to serve as a county sheriff. Appointed for a term expiring June 30, 2017.



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