Dozens of new Colorado boards and commissions appointments announced

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Published Saturday, November 9, 2019

Coal Mine Board of Directors

The Coal Mine Board of Examiners prepares and conducts examinations for all applicants to positions in coal mines that require certification under federal law.  The Board issues certificates of competency to those who qualify. The Board also provides assistance in developing curricula for coal miner training programs.

for a term expiring July 1, 2023:

  • Mike J. Zimmerman of Craig, Colorado, to serve a coal mine owner, operator, manager, or other mine official actively engaged in surface mining, appointed.

Cold Case Oversight Task Force

The purpose of the Task Force is to create 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 terms expiring October 1, 2022:

  • Sarah Chaikin of Edgewater, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a statewide victim's advocacy organization, appointed;
  • Robert Wells of Longmont, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a statewide victim's advocacy organization, reappointed.

Colorado Channel Authority Board of Directors

The Authority shall televise the proceedings of the Colorado House of Representatives and Senate and such other programming of a state governmental nature as the board may approve.

for terms expiring October 6, 2023:

  • Bart Warren Miller of Centennial, Colorado, an Unaffiliated, to serve as a representative who has experience in the business operations of broadcast journalism, reappointed;
  • Megan Alyse Jurgemeyer of Denver, Colorado, a Democrat, who has experience in the business operations of broadcast journalism, reappointed;
  • Todd Barnes of Erie, Colorado, a Democrat, reappointed.  

Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise

The Board is responsible for working with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Medical Services Board to develop the hospital provider fee model, monitor the implementation of House Bill 09-1293, help with the preparation of annual reports on this program, and ensure that the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) eligibility expansions are implemented as intended. 

for a term expiring May 15, 2020:

  • Kimberley E. Jackson of Windsor, Colorado, a person with a disability, who is living with a disability, and who is not a representative or an employee of a hospital, health insurance carrier, or other health care industry entity, and occasioned by the removal of George Montgomery O'Brien of Pueblo, Colorado, appointed.

Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators

The Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators licenses nursing home operators and may conduct hearings to revoke, suspend, deny or reissue licenses.

for a term expiring July 1, 2021:

  • Carolyn M. Ruhl of Brush, Colorado, to serve as representative nursing home administrators and of a continuum care administration, and occasioned by the resignation of Lori Louise Randall, RN of Fruita, Colorado, appointed.

Denver Metropolitan Major League Stadium District Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the District. The District owns Coors Field and has oversight of the lease to the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club and its operation of the ballpark.  Directors must reside within the geographical boundaries of the District and have expertise in one or more areas which are relevant to the performance of the powers and duties of the Board, including but not limited to: public finance, private finance, commercial law, commercial real estate, real estate development, general contracting, architecture and administration of baseball operations.

for terms expiring August 1, 2022:

  • Damon O. Barry of Westminster, Colorado, appointed;
  • F. Robert Lee of Littleton, Colorado, reappointed;
  • David Scott Martinez of Golden, Colorado, reappointed;
  • Stephanie Forbes Donner of Denver, Colorado, reappointed;

for terms expiring August 1, 2023:

  • Victor F. Ridder of Denver, Colorado, appointed;
  • Ramona Martinez of Denver, Colorado, appointed;
  • Andrew Marshall Feinstein of Denver, Colorado, appointed.

Minority Business Advisory Council

The Council provides a public forum at which the perspective of minority businesses is brought to the attention of the State and makes recommendations for regulatory changes needed at all levels of government to encourage the initiation, stability and growth of minority businesses in Colorado.

for terms expiring January 31, 2022:

  • Sherry L. Waner of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, to serve as a representative of private sector industry partners, appointed;
  • Diana Conner Reed of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a business association, appointed.

Board of Registered Psychotherapists

The Board of Registered Psychotherapists is a licensing and disciplinary board that oversees licensed psychologists in the state.

For a term expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Stacey Marie Ewan of Fort Collins, Colorado, a professional member, and occasioned by the resignation Jennifer Bargmann of Fort Collins, Colorado, appointed.

State Rehabilitation Council 

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 a term expiring August 1, 2020:

  • Benjamin Scott Wankel of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, industry and labor, and occasioned by resignation of Josef Michael Scarantino of Denver, Colorado, appointed.

Small Business Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Advisory Panel

The Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program Advisory Panel will advise the Colorado Health Department on how to help small businesses comply with the Clean Air Act.

for terms expiring January 31, 2022:

  • Michael Derek Rose of Arvada, Colorado, to serve as a member from the general public, appointed;
  • Gerald Charles Horak of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve as a member from the general public, appointed.  

Statewide Independent Living Council

The Statewide Independent Living Council is mandated under the Federal Law and acts in partnership with Colorado Rehabilitation Services to plan independent living programs in the state.

for terms expiring October 1, 2022:

  • Olivia Rose Tonti of Broomfield, Colorado, to serve as an individual with disabilities, reappointed;
  • Charlotte Rosena Morgan of Arvada, Colorado, to serve as an individual with disabilities, reappointed; 
  • Joan LeBelle of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a center for independent living, reappointed;
  • Staci Nichols of Craig, Colorado, to serve as an individual with disabilities, appointed;
  • Martha Mason of Hesperus, Colorado, to serve as a representative of persons employed in an independent living center, appointed.

Twentieth Judicial District Nominating Commission

There is a judicial district nominating commission for each of Colorado's 22 judicial districts that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission.

effective immediately for a term expiring December 31, 2024:

  • Matthew Wayne Rarden of Longmont, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Boulder County, appointed.

Venture Capital Authority

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

for a term expiring May 5, 2022:

  • Natasha Main of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a representative of venture capital, institutional investment, fund management or investment banking, and occasioned by the resignation of Rhondallyn Kay Wisdom of Alamosa, Colorado, appointed.

Workforce Development Council

The Council consists of representatives of the business community and state agencies.  The Council, in consultation with the business community and state agencies, shall advise the Governor on matters regarding the employment and training needs of the state and on workforce development plans and strategy.

for terms expiring September 28, 2022:

  • Danielle Schooley Kirkpatrick of Hesperus, Colorado, to serve as a representative of rural business, reappointed;
  • Honorable Nancy S. Jackson of Aurora, Colorado, to serve as a local elected official, reappointed;
  • Todd Evans Abbott of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed;
  • Timothy A. Fry of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed;
  • Michael T. Trotter of Greeley, Colorado, to serve as a representative of Colorado business, reappointed;
  • Richard R. Elsner of Pine, Colorado, to serve as a local elected official, appointed;
  • Kelly Duke of Burlington, Colorado, to serve as a representative of rural business, appointed;
  • Kevin Kazuhiro Yoshida of Golden, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, appointed.

Youth Seclusion Working Group

The Youth Seclusion Working Group monitors the Department of Human Services Division of Youth Corrections' use of confinement for administrative purposes, and advises the Division on policies, procedures and best practices related to seclusion and alternatives to such seclusion.    

for terms expiring August 1, 2022:

  • Joseph E. Thome of Denver, Colorado, to serve as an employee of the Division of Corrections who is a representative of an organization in Colorado that exists for the purpose of dealing with the state as an employer concerning issues of mutual concern between employees and the State, appointed;
  • Eric Warren Broderson of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as an employee of the Division of Youth Corrections who is a representative of an organization in Colorado that exists for the purpose of dealing with the state as an employer concerning issues of mutual concern between employees and the State, appointed

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