Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Tuesday, October 10, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS SEVEN TO ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON LICENSING OF CHILD CARE FACILITIES
DENVER Ė Governor Bill Owens has appointed seven people to the Advisory Committee on Licensing of Child Care Facilities, which counsels the Department of Human Services on the licensing of various kinds of child care facilities.
Marsha R. DiRienzo of Empire was appointed to serve as a provider representative. She is a registered nurse and has volunteered with the American Red Cross and Hospice. DiRienzo received her bachelorís degree from Northern Michigan University.
Sarah Grant of Aurora was appointed to serve as a residential child care representative. She is a teacher in the Jefferson County School District and received her bachelorís degree in education from Western State College.
Jack Andrew Higgins of Lakewood was appointed to serve as a parent representative. He is a systems administrator for Qwest Communications and is a single parent. Higgins received his bachelorís degree in business from the University of Northern Colorado.
Jerelee Davis of Aurora was appointed to serve as a provider representative. She has been a foster parent for 13 years, and is currently a foster parent through Synthesis Child Placement. She has volunteered with Adoption Exchange and was a foster parent with Small Miracles Adoption Agency.
Bonnie J. McNulty of Edgewater was appointed to serve as a provider representative. She has been a foster parent since 1965 and has volunteered with numerous child organizations. She is the chief executive officer of Presidio, Inc. which administers foster care services with an annual budget of more than $1 million.
Janelle Dawn Carter of Colorado Springs was appointed to serve as a provider representative. She is president of New Outlook, Inc., a child placement agency, and a member of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Jeffrey John Lawrence of Highlands Ranch was appointed to serve as a representative of the Department of Public Health and Environment. He received his bachelorís degree in microbiology from Colorado State University. Lawrence is a volunteer with the Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children and has worked with the State Child Care Health Inspection Program.
The advisory committee will counsel the Department of Human Services on the licensing of child care facilities, including day care centers, family care homes, residential child care facilities and camps. A total of 11 members serve on the committee for a maximum term of three years.
DiRienzo will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2001; Grant, Higgins and Davis will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2002; and McNulty, Carter and Lawrence will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2003.
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