Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Thursday, June 22, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS FIVE NEW MEMBERS TO THE STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
DENVER – Governor Bill Owens recently appointed five new members to the State Board of Medical Examiners: Robert C. Leivers of Colorado Springs, Karen J. Quinn of Denver, Tarek T. Arja of Limon, J. Joshua Kopelman of Englewood and Randi Bollenbach of Denver.
Robert Leivers will serve as a member representing the public. He is a minister at Faith Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs. Leivers is a member of the Pueblo Presbytery and the Military Chaplains Association. He is also a member of the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Leivers received his doctorate from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Karen Quinn will serve as a member representing the public. She is a public speaker on issues relating to grief. Quinn serves on the board of directors for Craig Hospital and the advisory board for the National Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. She is a member of Health Agencies of Colorado and the Brain Injury Association of Colorado. Quinn received her bachelor’s degree from Metro State College in Denver.
Tarek Arja will serve as a doctor of osteopathy. He is a physician at the Plains Medical Center in Limon and serves as the associate medical director for Physicians Home Health Care. He is a member of the Colorado Medical Society and the Eastern Colorado Medical Society. Arja is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his doctorate from Southeastern University in Florida.
Joshua Kopelman will serve as representative of a doctor of medicine. He is in private practice in Aurora and serves as the treasurer of the District VIII American College of OB-GYN. Kopelman also served as chair of the Colorado Perinatal Care Council and the Council of Medical Specialties. He received his doctorate from New York University School of Medicine.
Randi Bollenbach will serve as a representative of the public. Bollenbach retired as the marketing director for the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston in 1996. She has worked on fundraising events with the Red Cross in Houston and Colorado Academy. Bollenbach received her master’s degree from Columbia University.
The State Board of Medical Examiners is comprised of 13 members who serve four-year terms and do not need Senate confirmation.
The State Board of Medical Examiners reviews applications for medical licenses. In cases involving any professional or ethical violations of the Medical Practices Act, the board holds hearings and assists the several district attorneys’ offices in the state in the prosecution of all persons, firms, associations or corporations charged with improper conduct.
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