Latest Colorado boards and commissions appointments

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Published Friday, October 30, 2020

Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise (CHASE)

Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise 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, 2023:

  • Jeremy Springston of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, an employee of a hospital in Colorado, occasioned by the resignation of Peggy Jordan Burnette of Denver, Colorado, appointed.

Colorado State Child Fatality Prevention Review Team

The Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) conducts multidisciplinary and comprehensive reviews of child fatalities that occur in Colorado in order to better understand how and why children die and to develop and implement strategies to prevent future deaths from occurring. These reviews are conducted by local child fatality prevention and review teams across the state. The CFPS State Review Team is responsible for reviewing the aggregated data and recommendations submitted by local teams to identify recommendations to prevent child deaths in Colorado, including policy recommendations. On an annual basis, the CFPS prioritizes policy and practice recommendations to prevent child fatalities and submits the recommendations to the Governor and the Colorado General Assembly in an annual legislative report.

for terms expiring September 1, 2023:

  • Arletta Swain Cockrell of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a nurse who specializes in traumatic injury or children's health, appointed;
  • Brian Michael Jackson, MD, MA of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a physician who specializes in traumatic injury or children's health, reappointed;
  • Curtis Rashaan Ford, MD, FAAP of Englewood, Colorado, to serve as a physician who specializes in traumatic injury or children's health, reappointed;
  • Joseph Patrick Morris of Castle Rock, Colorado, to serve as a peace officer who specializes in crimes against children, reappointed;
  • Kelly Lear, MD of Columbine Valley, Colorado, to serve as a county coroner, reappointed;
  • Robert Martin Glassmire of New Castle, Colorado, to serve as a county coroner, reappointed; 
  • Sarah Kathleen Schmidt, MD, FAAP of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a physician who specializes in traumatic injury or children's health, reappointed;
  • Sophia Ghebremicael Meharena, DO, FAAP of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a physician who specializes in traumatic injury or children's health, appointed. 

Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority

The Water Resources and Power Development Authority finances, develops, constructs and maintains water projects in Colorado and administers the Drinking Water and Water Pollution Control Revolving Funds.

for a term expiring October 1, 2024:

  • Eric Wilkinson of Greeley, Colorado, to serve as a representative from the South Platte Drainage Basin, and a member who has experience in engineering aspects of water projects, appointed;
  • Patricia Wells of Denver, Colorado, a representative from the city and county of Denver who is familiar with its water problems and a member who has experience in water law, appointed.

Ground Water Commission

The Commission determines the boundaries of designated groundwater basins by geographic description and considers well permit applications for persons desiring to appropriate designated groundwater for beneficial use.  The Commission is responsible for the development of policies and procedures for maximum economic development, as well as the protection of the vested rights of the designated groundwater basins of the state.

for a term expiring May 1, 2023:

  • Jason Ryan Crane of Springfield, Colorado, to serve as a resident agriculturalist from the Southern High Plains, occasioned by the resignation of Blake Austin Gourley of Springfield, Colorado, appointed.

Justice Assistance Grant Board

The Board advises the Division of Criminal Justice on issues related to federal block grant monies designated to improve the criminal justice system and reduce drug abuse and violent crimes.

for terms expiring July 31, 2023:

  • Heather Garwood of Fort Collins, Colorado, reappointed;
  • Jed Jerome Balestrieri of Grand Junction, Colorado, appointed; Chief Saige Le Thomas Bertolas of Leadville, Colorado, appointed; Steven W. Chin of Whitewater, Colorado, appointed;
  • Paul Laurence Scudo of Aurora, Colorado, appointed.

Ninth 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.

for a term expiring December 31, 2025:

  • Rachel Elaine Gates of Meeker, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Republican from Rio Blanco County, appointed.

Peace Officers Standards and Trainings Board

The Board oversees the certification of training programs, training academies and instructors of police officer candidates.  The Board also certifies qualified peace officers.

for terms expiring June 30, 2023:

  • Debra Funston of Palisade, Colorado, to serve as a chief of police, reappointed;
  • Robert Layton Jackson of Alamosa, Colorado, to serve as a county sheriff, reappointed;
  • Steven Douglas Nowlin of Dolores, Colorado, to serve as a county sheriff, reappointed;
  • Gregory Noel Daly of Avon, Colorado, to serve as a chief of police, appointed;
  • George Allen Dingfelder of Alamosa, Colorado, to serve as a chief of police, appointed;
  • Shannon Lorraine Lofland of Ramah, Colorado, to serve as a SB 242 active peace officer with the rank of sergeant or below, appointed;
  • Clinton Nichols of Commerce City, Colorado, to serve as a chief of police, appointed;
  • Wayne Williams of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a representative of local

government, appointed.

Private Occupational School Board

The Private Occupational School Board advises on standards for educational services in private occupational schools.  The Board also grants accreditation to schools that meet the standards established by the Board.

for a term expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Jessica Shay Houtz of Federal Heights, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the general public who is an owner or operator of a business within Colorado that employs students who are enrolled in schools that are subject to administration by the private occupational school division, occasioned by the resignation Christopher Reister of Littleton, Colorado, appointed.

Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee

The Governor's Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee (the "Committee") was created to assist the Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSBP) project the State's annual revenue more effectively. Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-37-302, the OSBP must provide the General Assembly with a revenue estimate for the fiscal year in September.

for terms expiring October 1, 2024:

  • David A. Kelly of Littleton, Colorado, reappointed;
  • Jessica Morgan Ostermick of Denver, Colorado, reappointed;
  • Tatiana Myriam Bailey of Colorado Springs, Colorado, appointed.

Seventeenth 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.

for a term expiring December 31, 2025:

  • Andrew Thomas Kramer of Broomfield, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney and as a Democrat from Broomfield County, appointed.

Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission

The Hazardous Waste Commission makes rules and regulations for the handling, storage and transportation of hazardous wastes in the State of Colorado.

for a term expiring August 1, 2023:

  • Mark Keyes of Severance, Colorado, to serve as a member of the regulated industry and as a Democrat, 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:

  • Kevin Wilkins of Alamosa, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, occasioned by the resignation of Todd Evan Abbott of Denver, Colorado, appointed;
  • Joshua Dylan Cody of Alamosa, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a rural Colorado business, occasioned by the resignation of Kelly Duke of Burlington, Colorado, appointed;

for terms expiring September 28, 2023:

  • Frances Grace Matthews of Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed;
  • Heather Terenzio of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed;
  • Kevin Patrick Cory of Loveland, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, reappointed;
  • Steven Fechheimer of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, appointed;
  • Denise Burgess of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, appointed;
  • Karla Nugent of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, appointed; 
  • Kirstie McPherson of Craig, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a rural Colorado business, appointed;
  • Seth Aaron Harvey of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a representative of business, appointed.

for a term expiring at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • Kristin Corash of Erie, Colorado, to serve as the Director of Vocational Rehabilitation, appointed.

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