Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS 12 NEW MEMBERS TO THE INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL
DENVER Ė Governor Bill Owens appointed 12 new members to the Interagency Coordinating Council: Canase S. Beveridge of Montrose; Donna J. Fransua of Thornton; Pamela A. Christy of Parker; Donna L. Wittmer of Evergreen; James D. Ledbetter of Denver; Shannon L. Altenhofen of Denver; Timothy C. Hall of Littleton; Sydney B. Hogling of Evergreen; Carla Hale of Broomfield; Beverly M. Hirsekorn of Englewood; Sarah L. Davidon of Denver; and Linda L. Rad of Highlands Ranch.
Canase Beveridge serves as a member of the Parent Volunteer Part C Advisory Council. Beveridge studies early childhood education at Mesa State College.
Donna Fransua works for Early Childhood Connections (ECC) of Adams County. She previously served on the board of directors for the ECC.
Pamela Christy works for the Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District. She is a member of Early Childhood Connections of Elbert County and serves as a volunteer at The Childrenís Hospital.
Donna Wittmer works at the University of Colorado at Denver in the School of Education. She serves on the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Committee and the Head Start Parent Committee. She received her bachelorís degree from Syracuse University.
James Ledbetter is a physician for Carepoint P.C. in Aurora. He serves as a board member for United Cerebral Palsy. Ledbetter serves on the health advisory committee for Head Start and on the physician advisory board for the Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs.
Shannon Altenhofen serves as the program coordinator for Early Head Start. Altenhofen served as the child development specialist in early childhood services for the First Step Program in Las Vegas in 1999. She received her bachelorís degree from the University of Oregon.
Timothy Hall serves as the executive director and the chief executive officer for the Laradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children and Adults in Denver. He is a member of the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council. Hall received his masterís degree from the University of Memphis.
Carla Hale is the director and principal for the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center in Lakewood. She serves on the council for exceptional children and as an advisory member for the Triad Advisory Council. She previously served as president of the American Association on Mental Deficiency. Hale received her bachelorís degree from Colorado State University.
Beverly Hirsekorn is a policy analyst for the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Planning Council at the Colorado Department of Human Services. She is a member of the Safety Net Project advisory board and the Developmental Disabilities Services advisory committee. She previously served as co-chair of the Medicaid advisory committee for persons with disabilities. Hirsekorn received her masterís degree from American Graduate School of International Management.
Sarah Davidon works for the Colorado Department of Human Services. She served as the executive director for Special Kids-Special Families and the director of special projects for The Resource Exchange in 1999. She received her masterís degree from Harvard University.
Linda Rad works for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. She received her bachelorís degree from Bellevue University in Nebraska.
Members of the Interagency Coordinating Council serve staggered two-year terms and do not require Senate confirmation. The Council advises the Colorado Department of Education on implementation of the Education of the Handicapped Act amendments of 1986. These amendments relate to the support and services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
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