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12-31-13 CO Governor Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments…

Posted by Brian Allmer on December 31, 2013

Colorado Governor's SealDENVER — Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced several Boards and Commissions appointments today. The appointments were to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education: the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council; the Colorado Juvenile Parole Board; the Colorado State Child Fatality Prevention Review Team; the Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles; the Radiation Advisory Committee; the State Board of Accountancy; the State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council; and the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board.

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education sets policies for all state-supported institutions of higher education. The appointment must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:

  • John L. Anderson of Durango, to serve as a member west of the Continental Divide, a representative of the 3rd Congressional District and as a Republican, and occasioned by the resignation of  Kevin Lamar Reimer of Grand Junction.

The Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council fosters a healthy food supply available to all Coloradans while enhancing the state’s agricultural and natural resources, encouraging economic growth, expanding the viability of agriculture, and improving the health of our communities and residents. The council makes recommendations to the General Assembly and to the appropriate regulatory agencies, not to create policy. The member appointed for a term expiring Oct. 7, 2016:

  • Victoria Marie Treski of Denver, to serve as a representative of food wholesalers or food retailers

The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board grants, denies, modifies, suspends or revokes parole for juvenile delinquents committed to the Department of Human Services. The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate. The members appointed for terms expiring Nov. 15, 2017:

  • Margaret “Meg” H. Williams of Golden, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, reappointed.

  • Paula Ramaekers-Mattas of Grand Junction, to serve as a public at-large member from the Western Slope, reappointed.

  • Carmen Q. Nelson of Denver, to serve as a public member.

  • James A. Keown of Thornton, to serve as a representative from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, reappointed.

The members appointed for terms expiring Nov. 15, 2018:

  • David Owen Sleigh of Grand Junction, to serve as a public member/not employed by state government.

  • Daniel L. Casey of Thornton, to serve as a representative from the Colorado Department of Human Services.

  • Karen L.G. Wilmes of Westminster, to serve as a public member/not employed by state government.

  • Candace Marie Hawkins of Thornton, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Department of Education.

The Colorado State Child Fatality Prevention Review Team reviews specified deaths of children from birth to 18 years of age involving circumstances in which the children are receiving services from a county department or in which there has been a report of suspected abuse or neglect in order to develop a community approach to the problem of child abuse and neglect. The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2016:

  • Sabrina Byrnes of Golden, to serve as a representative of the Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman.

The Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles provide information and programs necessary for the acquisition and maintenance of physical fitness. The council encourages a healthy lifestyle for the people of the State of Colorado and assists with the diversification of the economy of the state by enhancing its attraction as a place to live and work. The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2014:

  • Rachel A. Naden of Fort Collins, to serve as a member and occasioned by the resignation of Colleen Idell Filak of Castle Rock.

The member appointed for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2016:

  • Kurt Weinreich of Denver, to serve as a member and occasioned by the resignation of Paula J. Neubert of Elizabeth.

The Radiation Advisory Committee regulates the possession, use and disposal of radioactive material and radiation producing machines. The program regulates highly technical and specialized activities across a broad range of practices, including the use of radiation on humans for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, in research at a variety of private and university settings, and in a wide variety of industries. The committee provides access to knowledgeable representatives of these various practice areas who can advise and educate the program about the technical concerns, standard and unusual practices, and the business realities of the regulated operations in a non-confrontational, collaborative setting.

The member appointed for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2015:

  • Phillip J. Koo, MD of Denver, to serve as a healing arts representative and occasioned by the resignation of Douglas E. Pfeiffer of Westminster.

The members appointed for terms expiring Jan.1, 2018:

  • Craig A. Little of Grand Junction, to serve as an industry representative.

  • Jennifer R. Stickel of Golden, to serve as a healing arts representative.

  • Riad Safadi of Arvada, to serve as a higher education representative.

The State Board of Accountancy regulates public accountants and reviews applications, gives examinations, grants certificates and permits, and acts on complaints against certified public accountants. The members appointed for terms expiring Aug. 1, 2017:

  • Kristal Lee Bernert of Denver, to serve as a certified public accountant, reappointed.

  • Cynthia Chung Aki of Colorado Springs, to serve as a member of the public

The State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Advisory Council advises the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on all matters relating to emergency medical and trauma services programs. The council’s duties include developing curricula for the training of emergency medical personnel, establishing requirements for ambulance vehicles and services, and determining the eligibility of facilities to receive trauma center designation. The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2014:

  • Stephanie T. Harrison of Centennial, to serve as a trauma nurse coordinator, as a Democrat and occasioned by the resignation of Travis C. Polk of LaSalle.

The member appointed for a term expiring July 1, 2015:

  • Deborah L. Gallaher Moynihan of Trinidad, to serve as a registered nurse involved in rural emergency medical and trauma services care, as an Unaffiliated, and occasioned by the resignation of Steven Wayne Hilley of Steamboat Springs.

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board funds local organizations that serve youth and their families with programs designed to reduce youth crime and violence and to prevent child abuse and neglect. The board’s responsibilities include developing program guidelines for proposal design, local public-to-private funding match requirements and application review processes. They develop criteria for awarding grants and develop result-oriented criteria for measuring the effectiveness of programs. The board establishes timelines for submission and review of grant applications. They review all applications for funding and submit grant recommendations to the governor for approval. The members appointed for terms expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Minna Castillo Cohen of Parker.

  • David Stalls of Denver.

For more information on Boards and Commissions, click here or e-mail  gov_officeofboardsandcommissions@state.co.us.

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