DENVER — Wednesday, April 12, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Health Service Corps Advisory Council, State Housing Board, Peace Officers Standards and Training Board, Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, Stroke Advisory Board, Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force and Transportation Commission.

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 Nov. 20, 2018:

  • Maribel Cifuentes of Thornton, to serve as a representative of a foundation that funds health care professional loan forgiveness program in Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Tanya G. Weinberg of Denver, appointed.

The State Housing Board establishes uniform construction and maintenance standards for hotels, motels, multiple dwellings and factory-built housing. The Board also makes recommendations for uniform housing standards and building codes to the general assembly and units of local government.

For terms expiring Jan. 31, 2021:

  • Erik Estrada of Louisville, a Democrat and resident of the Second Congressional District, appointed;
  • Jacalyn Reynolds of Sterling, a Democrat and resident of the Fourth Congressional District, reappointed;
  • Chad E. Wright of Colorado Springs, a Democrat and resident of the Fifth Congressional District, reappointed.

The Peace Officers Standards and Training Board oversees the certification of training programs, training academies and instructors of police officer candidates. The Board also certifies qualified peace officers.

For a term expiring June 30, 2018:

  • Chief of Police Cory Christensen of Steamboat Springs, to serve as a police chief, and occasioned by the resignation of John D. Dyer of Rifle, appointed.

The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging produces a comprehensive strategic action plan on aging in Colorado through the year 2030. The Planning Group examines the impact of the aging demographic shift on the economy, workforce, businesses, market-based products and services; State and local revenue budgets and fiscal policies; Medicaid and other safety-net programs and the collateral impact on other non-related State programs; family caregiving and public and private options for long-term care, services and support; federal entitlement reforms; transportation services and infrastructure.

For terms expiring Aug. 1, 2017:

  • Bonnie Louise Silva of Aurora, to serve as the designee of the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance, and occasioned by the resignation of John Robert Barry, MBA, MSW of Littleton, appointed;
  • Karin R. Stewart of Lone Tree, to serve as a representative of private, public and community-based health care and long-term care, service or support provider for older adults, and occasioned by the resignation of Edwin Douglas Farmer of Highlands Ranch, appointed;

For terms expiring Aug. 1, 2021:

  • Bonnie Louise Silva of Aurora, to serve as the designee of the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance, reappointed;
  • Karin R. Stewart of Lone Tree, to serve as a representative of private, public and community-based health care and long-term care, service or support provider for older adults, reappointed.

The Stroke Advisory Board evaluates potential strategies for stroke prevention and treatment, and develops statewide needs assessments identifying relevant resources to improve quality of care for stroke patients. Each January 1, the Board submits a report specifying its findings and recommendations to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the corresponding committees in the State House and State Senate.

For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2017:

  • Elizabeth Adle, BSN of Westminster, to serve as a representative of a statewide hospital association, and occasioned by the resignation of Nancy Griffith, RN, MSN, CPHQ of Centennial, appointed;

For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2020:

  • Elizabeth Adle, BSN of Westminster, to serve as a representative of a statewide hospital association, reappointed.

The Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force examines the prevention, intervention, and treatment of the abuse of methamphetamine; examines the production and distribution of methamphetamine; strengthens the laws concerning methamphetamine; and makes an appropriation.

For a term expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Chief Ricky Derrall Brandt of Severance, to serve as a representative of the criminal justice system and a Vice Chair, and occasioned by the resignation of Jerry Daniel Peters of Broomfield, appointed.

The Transportation Commission formulates general policy for the Colorado Department of Transportation with respect to the management, construction and maintenance of public highways and other transportation systems in the state. The Commission also works to ensure that the preservation and enhancement of Colorado’s environment, safety, mobility and economics is considered in the planning of all transportation projects.

For a term expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Karen Dona Stuart of Broomfield, to serve as a commissioner from the Fourth Transportation District, and occasioned by the resignation of Heather M. Barry of Westminster, appointed;

For a term expiring July 1, 2021:

  • Karen Dona Stuart of Broomfield, to serve as a commissioner from the Fourth Transportation District, reappointed.

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