DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments. The appointments were to the Behavioral Health Transformation Council, the Cold Case Oversight Task Force, the Colorado Coordinating Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, the Colorado Health Service Corps Advisory Council and the State Plumbing Board.
The Behavioral Health Transformation Council works to reduce the economic and social costs of untreated behavioral health disorders through the systemic transformation of the behavioral health system from one that is fragmented and siloed into one that is streamlined, efficient and effective for Colorado citizens. For a term expiring August 20, 2016:
- Sarah L. Davidon, M.ED of Indian Hills, to serve as a representative of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, and occasioned by the resignation of Thomas H. Dillingham of Lakewood, appointed;
For a term expiring August 20, 2018:
Lenya B. Robinson, MA, LPC of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Department of Health Care, Policy and Financing, and occasioned by the resignation of Gregory M. Trollan, MA of Golden, appointed;
For terms expiring August 30, 2019:
- Michael Lott-Manier of Denver, to serve as a representative from Mental Health of America-Colorado, appointed;
- Elizabeth Lowell Tupa, PhD of Morrison, to serve as a representative from the Colorado Department of Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, reappointed;
- Regina M. Huerter of Denver, to serve as a representative from the City of Denver, Crime Prevention and Control Commission, reappointed;
- Elise Lowe-Vaughn of Conifer, to serve as a representative from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, reappointed;
- Scott Glaser of Denver, to serve as a representative of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, reappointed;
- Suquana Charley of Denver, to serve as a representative of Advocates for Recovery, appointed;
- Angela G. Green, PsyD, HSPP of Parker, to serve as a representative of consumers or entities representing consumers of behavioral health services, appointed;
- Carmen L. Iacino of New Castle, to serve as a representative of consumers or entities representing consumers of behavioral health services, appointed.
The Cold Case Oversight Task Force creates a database that will house information related to each homicide investigation that is open in a Colorado jurisdiction dating back to 1970 and that are at least three years old. For a term expiring October 1, 2018:
Amy Martin, MD of Denver, and to serve as a forensic pathologist, reappointed.
The Colorado Coordinating Council for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children removes barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents. For terms expiring October 30, 2019:
- Keith Owen of Fountain, to serve as a superintendent of a school district with a high concentration of military children, appointed;
- Evilia Valencia of Denver, to serve as a representative of the executive branch, appointed;
- Jeremy Anderson of Highlands Ranch, to serve as at large member, appointed;
- Cheryl Diane Serrano of Fountain, to serve as at large member, appointed;
- Susan K. Silva of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative from a military installation, reappointed.
The Colorado Health Service Corps Advisory Council acts as the state advisory body of the Colorado Health Service Corps and reviews applications received from health care professionals to participate in the program, subject to available appropriations. The Colorado Health Service Corps is a state, federal, and private partnership that seeks to improve access to health care professionals by repaying the educational loans of providers who agree to practice in areas with a health professional shortage. The program emphasizes long-term retention of health professionals in underserved communities and seeks to increase health equity for all Coloradans. For a term expiring November 12, 2016:
Brian Ross Turner, MPH of Littleton, to serve as a representative of a membership organization representing community behavioral health center providers and occasioned by the resignation of Peggy Lynn Hill of Denver, appointed;
Effective November 12, 2015 for terms expiring November 20, 2018:
- Kim Marvel, Ph.D. of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative for the Commission on Family Medicine, reappointed;
- Tanya G. Weinberg of Denver, to serve as a representative of a foundation that funds a health care professional loan forgiveness program in Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Suzanne White of Denver, appointed.
The State Plumbing Board grants licenses to plumbers, and amends and enforces rules and regulations for the examination and licensure of plumbers. For terms expiring July 1, 2019:
- Bruce Thomas Schneider of Longmont, to serve as a representative of general contractors and as an Unaffiliated, reappointed;
- Noreen McMahon of Steamboat Springs, to serve as an at large member, appointed.