Tuesday, October 13, 2015

DENVER — Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments. The appointments were to the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, the Board of Landscape Architects, the Colorado Medical Board, the Colorado Commission on the Aging, the Statewide Independent Living Council, the Veterans Community Living Centers, the State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council, the Disability-Benefit Support Contract Committee and the Board of Directors of the State Historical Society.

The State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund uses a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the state’s parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces. The Board awards competitive grants to local governments and land trusts and makes investments through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. For a term expiring April 15, 2017:

  • Hollie Jean Velasquez Horvath of Denver, a Democrat and resident of the 1st Congressional District, and occasioned by the resignation of Peggy E. Montano of Denver, appointed.

The Board of Landscape Architects is charged with the examination and licensing of landscape architects in the state. For terms expiring Aug. 4, 2019:

  • Dean J.R. Pearson of Littleton, to serve as a licensed landscape architect, or eligible to be licensed in Colorado as a landscape architect at the time of the formation of the board, with at least three years of experience in the practice of landscape architecture and a resident of the state of Colorado, reappointed;
  • John William Mill of Denver, to serve, not as a licensed landscape architect nor practice landscape architecture in any jurisdiction, who does not have a current or prior significant personal or financial interest in the practice of landscape architecture, is a resident of the state of Colorado, appointed.

The Colorado Medical Board 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 state’s district attorneys in the prosecution of all persons, firms, associations or corporations charged with improper conduct. For a term expiring May 3, 2019:

  • Donald Jay Lefkowits, MD, FACEP of Denver, to serve as a doctor of medicine and occasioned by the resignation of Michael Lee Raggio, MD of Westminster, appointed.

The Colorado Commission on the Aging conducts and encourages other organizations to conduct studies of the problems of the state’s elder people. The Commission works to promote and aid in the establishment of local programs and services for the aging and aged. For a term expiring when she is no longer a legislator:

  • Honorable Jessica Signa Danielson of Wheat Ridge, to serve as a Democrat, appointed.

The Statewide Independent Living Council is mandated under the Federal Law and acts in partnership with Colorado Rehabilitation Services to plan independent living programs in the state. For terms expiring Oct. 1, 2016:

  • Joe R. Anzures of Superior, previously appointed to serve as an advocate for individuals with disabilities is now to serve as a representative of individuals with disabilities, reappointed;
  • Matthew Henry Ruggles of Palmer Lake, previously appointed to serve as a representative for individuals with disabilities is now to serve as an at-large member and occasioned by the resignation of Jean Hammes of Silverthorne, appointed;

For terms expiring Oct. 1, 2017:

  • James “Joe” Triplett of Aurora, to serve as a representative of  individuals with disabilities, and occasioned by the change in designation of Matthew Henry Ruggles of Palmer Lake, appointed;
  • Martha Mason of Hesperus, previously appointed to serve as a representative of individuals employed in an independent living center is now to serve as an at-large member, reappointed;
  • Steven Thomas Estes of Dillon, to serve as a representative of individuals with  disabilities and occasioned by the resignation of Jennifer Silva, LCSW of Alamosa, appointed;

For terms expiring Oct. 1, 2018:

  • Mario  Rocha Alvarado of Aurora, to serve as a representative of individuals with disabilities, reappointed;
  • Melissa Sue Fishburn of Golden, to serve as a representative of individuals with disabilities (visual impairment), appointed;
  • Jennifer Scilacci of Steamboat Springs, to serve as a representative of the designated state unit and to serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member, appointed;
  • William Leonard Wood of New Castle, to serve as a representative of individuals with disabilities, appointed.

The Veterans Community Living Centers advise the Division of State and Veterans Nursing Homes, the state nursing home located in Trinidad and the veterans nursing homes located in Florence, Rifle, Aurora and Monte Vista. The Centers provide continuity, predictability and stability in the operation of the state and veterans nursing homes. They provide guidance to future administrators at the state and veterans nursing homes based on the collective institutional memory of the Board of Commissioners.They are recommended to the governor by the state long-term care ombudsman. For a term expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Anne Kerr Meier of Evergreen, the state long-term care ombudsman and occasioned by the resignation of Nancy Lee Ferrier of Wheat Ridge, appointed.

The State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council assists the Dept. of Health Care Policy and Financing in the preparation and implementation of a comprehensive medical plan for low-income families. For a term expiring Nov. 12, 2016:

  • Kenneth M. Soda, MD of Denver, to serve as a doctor of medicine and occasioned by the resignation of Mark William Thrun, MD, Denver, appointed;

For a term expiring Nov. 12, 2018:

  • Heather Leigh Gitchell, OD of Boulder, to serve as an optometrist, appointed.  

The Disability-Benefit Support Contract Committee accepts and reviews proposals to fund projects or programs that study or pilot new and innovative ideas that will lead to an improved quality of life or increased independence for persons with disabilities. For terms expiring July 1, 2016:

  • David E. Henninger of Centennial, previously appointed to serve as a member with expertise with grant programs, now to serve as a mental health professional and occasioned by the resignation of Clifton David Croan of Denver, appointed;
  • Lloyd Lewis of Englewood, to serve as a member who has experience in grant programs and occasioned by the change in designation of David  E. Henninger of Centennial, appointed;

For terms expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Randy Kilbourn of Denver, to serve as a representative of individuals who are disabled and are currently receiving disability benefits or have received application assistance, appointed;
  • Mitchell Allan McKinney of Littleton, to serve as a representative of individuals who are disabled and are currently receiving disability benefits or have received application assistance and occasioned by the resignation of Mellisa Umphenour of Arvada, appointed;
  • Michael Russell Neil of Denver, to serve as a representative of individuals who are disabled and are currently receiving disability benefits or have received application assistance, appointed;

For terms expiring July 1, 2018:

  • LeeAnn S. Bellum of Sedalia, to serve as a representative of individuals training to increase access to disability benefits for persons with disabilities by an organization supported by the United States Social Security Administration, appointed;
  • Lynn Parry, M.D. of Littleton, to serve as a medical doctor, reappointed.

The Board of Directors of the State Historical Society is the governing body for the State Historical Society. The Society is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. It offers public access to cultural and heritage resources of Colorado, including statewide museums and special programs for individuals and families, collection stewardship of Colorado’s historic treasures, educational resources for schools, students and teachers and services related to preservation, archaeology and history. For a term expiring July 1, 2017:    

  • Christopher Weld Tetzeli of Denver, appointed.

 

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