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(DENVER) – Gov. Bill Owens today announced the appointment of James T. Bernuth of Denver, Lisa R. Roy of Aurora, James S. Mestnik of Littleton, and Ted E. Eastburn of Colorado Springs to the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board.
"It is vital that we work to protect our young people from abuse and help prevent them from turning to violence and crime," said Owens. "The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board does a great service for Colorado, and these new members will provide important input and leadership to this end."
James Bernuth worked as director of cooperative education for Metropolitan State College from 1977 to 1982, developing a work-study program to help students find employment in jobs related to their career objectives. Bernuth served as vice-president for resource development and marketing for Mercy Housing, a national affordable- housing organization. He is currently the executive director for Project Pave, a non-profit youth violence prevention/intervention agency, and also volunteers as the chair of the Urban and Social Concerns Commission for St. John's Cathedral.
As a program officer for the Daniels Fund, Lisa Roy's responsibilities include leading programs on child and youth development, alcoholism, and substance abuse. She is also a Head Start Reviewer, conducting reviews regarding compliance to Head Start Performance Standards. In addition to chairing Denver Welfare Reform, Roy sits on the Salvation Army Advisory Board. Roy is a currently working toward her doctorate in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado at Denver.
A longtime resident of Colorado, James Mestnik graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from Colorado State University. He is currently the vice president of syndications for Key Equipment Finance. Mestnik is also part of the finance team for Faith Community Church, and the director of Chuck's Kids, a non-profit organization that brings Christmas cheer and school supplies to needy children.
Ted Eastburn, a doctor or cardiology, received his M.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. An instructor, director, and professor throughout his professional career, Eastburn also sits on the Colorado Springs Charter Review Commission and was a candidate for mayor of Colorado Springs in 2003.
The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board provides funding for community programs that target young people and their families to reduce incidents of youth crime and violence. The board also promotes prevention and education programs to reduce child abuse and neglect, and the need for state intervention in these areas.
There are ten members of the board, four of whom are appointed by the Governor. The length of term is three years, and Senate confirmation is not required.
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