Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS SIX NEW MEMBERS TO THE MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD FOR SERVICE STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS
DENVER Ė Governor Bill Owens appointed six new members to the Mental Health and Advisory Board for Service Standards and Regulations: Kyle W. Sargent of Denver, Donna B. Boucher of Denver, Howard P. Shiffman of Morrison, Stephannie J. Finley of Denver, Gordon L. Neligh of Denver, and Jeffrey A. Adler of Lakewood.
Kyle Sargent serves as the director of public policy for the Mental Health Association of Colorado. He was a research assistant for the Criminal Justice Planning Office in Jefferson County from 1998 to 1999 and served in the same capacity during the same year for the Richard Lamm Center for Public Policy at the University of Denver. Sargent received his bachelorís degree from the University of Denver.
Donna Boucher serves as president of Bates Group Inc and as a member of the Blue Ribbon Council on the Future of Mental Health Hospitals. She served on the board of directors and on the finance committee for Mercy Housing of Colorado from 1994 to 1997. She received her bachelorís degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Howard Shiffman is the chief executive officer of the Emily Griffith Center. He serves as a board member for the Colorado Child and Adolescent Mental Health Association and on the Governorís Task Force on Human Services. Shiffman served as president of the Colorado Association of Family and Childrenís Agencies from 1997 to 1998 and as chairman of the Colorado Continuum Network from 1995 to 1999. He received his masterís degree from Rider University.
Stephannie Finley serves as the director of the Office of Suicide Prevention for the Department of Public Health and Environment. She is a member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado.
Gordon Neligh is in private practice as a psychiatrist and physician in Denver. He serves on the U.S. Secret Service National Research Advisory Committee and the National Behavioral Sciences Consultants Committee. Neligh was the director of programs for Public Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center from 1987 to 1998. He received his doctorate from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine in Omaha.
Jeffery Adler is an attorney in Lakewood specializing in mental health respondents issues since 1978. He serves on the Colorado Mental Health Institute Ethics Committee at Fort Logan and he received his juris doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Mental Health Advisory Board for Service Standards and Regulations is comprised of up to 15 members who serve three-year terms and do not require Senate confirmation. The board is responsible for recommending standards and regulations for the programs of mental health services in any health care facility that has separate facilities for mental health care or has as its only purpose the treatment and care of mental illness.
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