Governor Polis announces another round of appointments to state boards and commissions

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Published Wednesday, February 12, 2020

eHealth Commission

The Commission shall support the implementation of the state's Health IT strategy and interoperability objectives by setting goals for Health IT programs and creating a process for developing common policies and technical solutions.

for terms expiring February 1, 2023:

  • Christopher Stewart Wells of Denver, Colorado, to serve as the designee of the Department of Public Health and Environment, reappointed;
  • Perry May of Broomfield, Colorado, to serve as the designee of the Department of Human Services, appointed;
  • David Mok-Lamme of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a representative of health insurance providers, appointed;
  • Alex Pettit of Denver, Colorado, to serve as the designee of the Governor's Office of Information Technology, appointed.

Colorado Health Service Corps

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 November 20, 2020:

  • Amy Joan Barton, PhD, RN of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a nurse who has experience in rural health, safety net clinics, or health equity, and occasioned by the resignation of Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN of Loveland, Colorado, appointed;

for terms expiring November 20, 2022:

  • Vernice Ann Reeves Bautista, MMSc, PA-C of La Junta, Colorado, to serve as a person with expertise in providing health care in rural and other medically underserved areas of the state, appointed;
  • James Edward Hagins, M.Ed of Montrose, Colorado, to serve as a representative of behavioral health organizations that operate in Colorado, reappointed;
  • Pradeep Dhar, MD of Superior, Colorado, to serve as a person with expertise in providing health care in rural and other medically underserved areas of the state, reappointed;
  • Polly Elizabeth Anderson of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a membership organization representing federally qualified health centers in Colorado, reappointed;
  • Sara Nicole Leahy of Englewood, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a nonprofit statewide membership organization that provides programs and services to enhance rural health care in Colorado, reappointed;
  • Ravid Moshe Gur, of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a membership organization representing community behavioral health centers, reappointed.  

State Housing Board

The Board works to establish uniform construction and maintenance standards for hotels, motels, multiple dwellings and factory-built housing.  The Board also develops for submission to the general assembly and units of local government recommendations for uniform housing standards and building codes.

for a term expiring January 31, 2024:

  • LaDawn Sperling of Lakewood, Colorado, to serve as a member from the Seventh Congressional District and as a Republican, appointed. 

Judicial 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.

First Judicial District

for a term expiring December 31, 2025:

  • Danielle Radovich Piper of Golden, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Jefferson County, appointed.

Fifteenth Judicial District

for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

  • Timothy Howard Hume of Walsh, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Baca County, appointed;
  • Margaret Hornung Jolly of Kit Carson, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Cheyenne County, appointed;
  • Annessa Cathleen Stagner of Lamar, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney and as an Unaffiliated from Prowers County, appointed.

Sixteenth Judicial District

for terms expiring December 31, 2025:

  • Kacie Louise Sallee of Fowler, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Otero County, appointed;
  • Norma J Verhoeff of McClave, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Bent County, appointed.

Twenty-First Judicial District

for a term expiring December 31, 2025:

  • Lori L. Buck of Fruita, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Mesa County, appointed.

Board of Trustees for Metropolitan State University of Denver

The Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver is the governing body for the Metropolitan State University of Denver.  The Board is responsible for all contracts, property, rules, and regulations governing the Metropolitan State University of Denver. 

 for a term expiring December 31, 2023:

  • Emily Renwick Garnett of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a Democrat, appointed.

Radiation Advisory Committee

The Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) consists of nine members representing the healing arts, industry and higher education. The RAC provides technical advice to the department relating to the radiation control program. The radiation control program regulates the possession, use and disposal of radioactive material and radiation producing machines. As an Agreement State with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the state has been ceded the regulation of uranium milling within this program. The program conducts mammography inspections for the U.S. Food and Drug Agency, and implements radon education through grants to local organizations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Rulemaking authority for the program resides with the Board of Health.

for terms expiring January 1, 2024:

  • Steven R. Brown of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a representative of industry, reappointed;
  • Vicki LaRue of Lakewood, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the healing arts, reappointed;
  • Margaret E. Ashton of Longmont, Colorado, to serve as a representative of higher education, appointed.

Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission

The Commission works with state agencies, the US Forest Services, Bureau of Land Management, local byways organizations, public and private resources, to assist in the development of byways management plans, including interpretation, promotion and protection of distinctive byways characteristics.  They also help coordinate the budgeting process and allocation of federal, state, and private funds for the purpose of byway improvement.  

for terms expiring  January 1, 2023:

  • Jill Corbin of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative from the Colorado Tourism Office, reappointed;
  • Nathaniel David Boyless of Denver, to serve as a representative from the Colorado Historical Society, reappointed;
  • Kathyrn H. Hall of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as a representative from the Colorado Department of Transportation, reappointed;
  • Rebecca White of Denver, Colorado, to serve as the designee of the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, and as an ex-officio member, appointed.

StudyColorado

StudyColorado was created in 2012 with the mission of attracting international students to Colorado through the unified outreach efforts of state government, higher education and the business community. The goals of StudyColorado are: to support the international enrollment goals of the state's institutions of higher education; to create new economic opportunities for Colorado businesses through the influx of international students and their families; to create a more diverse learning environment to help Colorado students be more competitive in a global workplace; and to foster lasting relationships between international students and Colorado that will benefit international trade and investment. StudyColorado is developing a unique statewide higher education brand and integrating it into key messaging for state leaders to promote Colorado higher education internationally, while providing a forum for the exchange of information related to international education and also helping to create a welcoming culture for international students and visitors.

For a term expiring February 1, 2023:

  • Stephanie Garnica of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business community, reappointed.

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