DENVER — Friday, May 11, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee, Interbasin Compact Committee, Colorado Medical Board, State Board of Optometry, State Board of Pharmacy, State Board of Psychologist Examiners, Stroke Advisory Board and Venture Capital Authority.

The Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee shall amend the state disaster plan that deals with the public health response to acts of bioterrorism, pandemic influenza and epidemics caused by infectious agents.  The Committee shall also advise the Governor in the event of an emergency epidemic.

For terms expiring May 1, 2020:

  • Stephen Veale Cantrill, MD, FACEP of Denver, to serve as a licensed physician who specializes in emergency medicine, appointed;
  • Mark Bernarr Johnson, MD, MPH of Louisville, to serve as a director of a county, district or municipal public health agency, appointed;
  • Laura Holladay Rang, BSPS of Denver, to serve as a member of the State Board of Pharmacy, appointed;

For terms expiring May 1, 2024:

  • John D. Carver, MD of Denver, to serve as a medical examiner, appointed;
  • Michael W. Miller, DVM of Fort Collins, to serve as a specialist in wildlife disease with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, appointed;
  • John Albert Nicoletti, PhD, ABPP of Lakewood, to serve as a specialist in post traumatic stress management, appointed.

The Interbasin Compact Committee develops a framework and foundational principles to guide voluntary negotiations between basin roundtables, facilitates discussions within and between basins on water management issues, and encourages locally driven collaborative solutions to water supply challenges.

For a term expiring May 1, 2022:

  • Andrew A. Mueller of Glenwood Springs, to serve as an Unaffiliated, 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, 2020:

  • Donald Louis Davenport of Lakewood, to serve as a member of the public, and occasioned by the resignation of Judith Freda Schulman of Denver, appointed;

For terms expiring May 3, 2022:

  • Ty T. Higuchi, MD, PhD. of Aurora, to serve as a doctor of medicine, reappointed;
  • Keith Orin Marks of Denver, to serve as a public member, reappointed;
  • Samara McElroy, DO of Brighton, to serve as a doctor of osteopathic medicine, reappointed;
  • C. Lamont Smith of Denver, to serve as a public member, appointed.

The State Board of Optometry sets rules and regulations for administering examinations and conducts hearings to revoke, suspend, deny or reissue licenses.

For a term expiring April 15, 2021:

  • Tuesday Nicole Hennessy, OD of Lakewood, to serve as an optometrist, and occasioned by the resignation of Dustin Clark Anderson, OD of Woodland Park, appointed;

For a term expiring April 15, 2022:

  • Lewis Moore Cutter, Jr., OD of Steamboat Springs, to serve as an optometrist, appointed.
     

The State Board of Pharmacy examines applicants, holds disciplinary hearings to issue and revoke pharmaceutical licenses and inspects pharmacies.

Effective July 1, 2018 for a term expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Patricia Ann Evako, PharmD of Arvada, to serve as a licensed pharmacist and a Democrat, appointed.

The State Board of Psychologist Examiners reviews applicants for licensure and issues a license to those who those who meet the requirements to be a psychologist in the State of Colorado.

For terms expiring May 31, 2022:

  • Catherine Marie Anderson, RN, JD of Centennial, to serve as a member of the public appointed;
  • Courtney Ellen Klein, PsyD of Denver, to serve as a professional member, appointed;
  • Julie Rippeth, PhD, ABPP-CN of Castle Rock, to serve as a professional member 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 terms expiring Aug. 1, 2018:

  • Shaye Isaac Moskowitz, MD, PhD of Colorado Springs, to serve as a physician who is actively involved in stroke care and who is a board-certified in neurosurgery, and occasioned by the resignation of Dongwoo John Chang, MD, FRCS (C) of Denver, appointed;
  • Wesley D. Reynolds, MD of Denver, to serve as a physician who is actively involved in stroke care and who is a board-certified neurologist serving patients in a rural area of the state, and occasioned by the resignation of Jessica Ann Hannah, MD of Bayfield, appointed;

For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2020:

  • John Phillip Savage II of Greenwood Village, to serve as a representative of a statewide hospital association, and occasioned by the resignation of Elizabeth Adle, BSN of Westminster, appointed;

For terms expiring Aug. 1, 2021:

  • Shaye Isaac Moskowitz, MD, PhD of Colorado Springs, to serve as a physician who is actively involved in stroke care and who is a board-certified in neurosurgery, reappointed;
  • Wesley D. Reynolds, MD of Denver, to serve as a physician who is actively involved in stroke care and who is a board-certified neurologist serving patients in a rural area of the state, reappointed.

The Venture Capital Authority makes funding available for Colorado businesses in the beginning and early stages of their development.  

For terms expiring May 5, 2022:

  • David Saunders, CFA of Golden, to serve as a representative of venture capital, institutional investment, fund management or investment banking, reappointed;
  • Rhondallyn “Ron” Kay Wisdom of Alamosa, to serve as a representative of venture capital, institutional investment, fund management or investment banking, reappointed.

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