DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Charter School Institute Board, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council, State Rehabilitation Council and Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.

The Charter School Institute Board fosters high-quality public school choices offered through institute charter schools, including schools for at-risk students.

For terms expiring July 1, 2020:

  • Elizabeth Dina Aybar Conti of Denver, a Democrat who has experience as a public school teacher and as a public school administrator working with charter schools, reappointed;

  • Eric Sedric Lerum of Denver, to serve as a member with board or public service experience and as a Democrat, appointed;

  • Kristine Annette Pollard of Grand Junction, to serve as a member with board or public service experience and as a Republican, appointed.

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council advises the Division of Criminal Justice and the Governor on matters pertaining to juvenile justice in Colorado. They also assist, review and approve the annual Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Plan.

For a term expiring July 31, 2020:

  • Edward James Rodgers, JD of Canon City, to serve as a representative of the Office of Child’s Representative and occasioned by the resignation of Dorothy Marie Macias, JD of Highlands Ranch, appointed;

For terms expiring July 31, 2021:

  • Andre Adeli of Boulder, to serve as a member of the public, appointed;

  • Paula Ann Ramaekers-Mattas of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative of private/nonprofit organizations, appointed;

  • Jack Anthony Storti of Parker, to serve as a youth member, reappointed;

  • Dana Wilks of Denver, to serve as a representative of probation agencies, reappointed.

The State Rehabilitation Council advises State Rehabilitation Services on the provision of appropriate and quality services to its customers. A majority of its members must be persons with disabilities. The Council in the State of Colorado operates under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and C.R.S. 26-8-101-106.

For terms expiring Aug. 1, 2018:

  • Dora Maria Lopez Hernandez of Greeley, to serve as a current or former recipient of vocational rehabilitation services, appointed;

  • Robert A. Lawhead of Boulder, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Disabilities Council and occasioned by a change in designation as a representative of business, industry and labor, reappointed;

  • Nathan Lee Wheeler-Berliner of Edgewater, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Workforce Development Council and occasioned by the resignation of Stephanie J. Steffens Veck, appointed;

For terms expiring Aug. 1, 2019:

  • Marilee Carol Boylan of Fort Collins, to serve as a representative of business, labor and industry, appointed;

  • Barbara E. Buswell of Colorado Springs, to serve as a representative of a parent training and information center for individuals with disabilities, appointed;

  • Stephen Alan Heidenreich of Breckenridge, to serve as a representative of the Statewide Independent Living Council, and occasioned by the resignation of Melissa Sue Fishburn of Golden, appointed;

For terms expiring Aug. 1, 2020:

  • Anna S. French of Denver, to serve as a representative of client assistance programs, reappointed;

  • Susan Joan Richardson of Centennial, to serve as a representative of community rehabilitation program services, and occasioned by a change in her designation serving as a representative of business, labor and industry, reappointed;

  • Josef Michael Scarantino of Denver, to serve as a representative of business, industry and labor, and occasioned by the change in designation of Robert A. Lawhead of Boulder, appointed.

The Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education is composed of three members from each of the thirteen western states. The Commission studies the needs of professional and graduate educational facilities in this region, the resources for meeting such needs and the long-range effects of the commission’s findings on higher education. Each state’s commissioners submit a report to their Governor and General Assembly.

For a term expiring March 28, 2021:

  • Antwan Jefferson, PhD of Denver, appointed.

 

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