Latest Colorado Boards and Commissions appointments

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Published Saturday, November 21, 2020

Automobile Theft Prevention Board

The board shall solicit and review applications for grants that assist in improving and supporting automobile theft prevention programs or programs for the enforcement or prosecution of automobile theft crimes through statewide planning and coordination.

for a term expiring February 1, 2024:

  • Richard Shirling of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as a representative of insurance companies, occasioned by the resignation of Lovre Brajkovic of Centennial, Colorado, appointed.  

Business Experiential Learning Commission

The Business Experiential-Learning Commission develops, evaluates and implements a systemic solution for integrated work-based education and training to meet the needs of Colorado's economy. The Commission focuses on three main areas: engaging business involvement in educating and training students and workers in partnership with the State's K-16 education system, workforce system and related civic agencies; creating a digital badging system to provide the opportunity for students, interns, apprentices and workers to document skills they have obtained in the  workplace, and to share that information with the K-16 system to support curriculum development; and leveraging existing resources to create a portal of information to connect students, job-seekers, schools, employers and civic agencies with experiential learning, training opportunities and careers.

for terms expiring June 9, 2022:

  • Helen Hayes of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed;
  • Sylvia Robinson of Firestone, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the business or industrial community, appointed.

Child Support Commission

The commission reviews the child support guidelines and is required to issue a report every four years to the Governor and the General Assembly of the results of the review of child support guidelines and any recommended statutory changes.

for terms expiring July 7, 2024:

  • Roxanne A Pignanelli of Pueblo, Colorado, to serve as an interested party, appointed.

Children's Trust Fund Board

The Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board provides funding to programs around the State of Colorado that focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  The primary goals of the Board are to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect for Colorado's children and to reduce the need for state intervention in child abuse prevention and education.

for terms expiring November 7, 2023:

  • Deborah J. Kenny, PhD, RN, FAAN of Larkspur, Colorado, to serve as a member with knowledge of child abuse prevention, reappointed;
  • Heather Ann Meyer of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve as a parent representative, reappointed.

Colorado Aeronautical Board

The Colorado Aeronautical Board assesses the state's aviation needs and makes recommendations to the Director of the Division of Aeronautics within the Department of Transportation.

effective December 19, 2020, for terms expiring December 19, 2023:

  • George M. Merritt of Lafayette, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the statewide association of airport managers, appointed;
  • Trimbi Szabo of Broomfield, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the statewide association of pilots, appointed;
  • Mark A. Van Tine of Parker, Colorado, to serve as a member familiar with and supportive of the state's aviation issues, interests, and concerns, appointed.

Colorado Health Service Corps Advisory Council

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 terms expiring November 20, 2023:

  • Phyllis Kirk Graham-Dickerson, PhD of Centennial, Colorado, to serve as an advanced practice nurse licensed to practice in Colorado, appointed;
  • David William Malcolm Ross, DO of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a physician who is a faculty member of a medical school in Colorado, appointed;
  • Symone Webley, DDS of Denver, Colorado, to serve as an oral health provider who has experience in rural health, safety net clinics, or health equity, appointed;
  • Steven Korey Art of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative of an economic development organization that operates in Colorado, reappointed;
  • 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, reappointed.

Correctional Industries Advisory Committee

The Correctional Industries Advisory Committee advises the directors of the program on the manufacture, distribution and private-sector impact of products produced by Correctional Industries.

for terms expiring September 18, 2023:

  • Brian David Bradley of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a representative of organized labor, reappointed;
  • Sheriff Shawn Michael Mobley of La Junta, Colorado, to serve as a representative of county sheriffs, reappointed;
  • Kaleigh Perez of Westminster, Colorado to serve as a representative of affected industries in the business community, appointed.

Division of Youth Services Community Boards

Community boards are created to promote transparency and community involvement in  division facilities with each region (Northeast, Southern, Central and Western); provide opportunities for youths to build positive relationships with adult role models; and promote involvement in the community.  Each community board must include six members with a diverse array of experience and perspective related to incarcerated youths. 

for terms expiring November 1, 2023:

Central Region

  • Stephan Kent Bates of Golden, Colorado, to serve as an individual with an array of experiences with incarcerated youths, reappointed;
  • Katherine A. LaBore of Lakewood, Colorado, to serve as an individual with an array of experiences with incarcerated youths, reappointed;
  • Christopher Michael Lee of Centennial, to serve as an individual with an array of experiences with incarcerated youths, reappointed.

Northeast Region

  • Carole Greenwell of Thornton, Colorado, to serve as an individual with an array of experiences with incarcerated youths, reappointed;
  • John Edward Popovich of Westminster, Colorado, to serve as an individual with an array of experiences with incarcerated youths, reappointed;
  • Jesse Lee Quinby of Greeley, Colorado, to serve as an individual with an array of experiences with incarcerated youths, reappointed.

Southern Region

  • Lee Hodge of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as an individual with an array of experiences with incarcerated youths, appointed;
  • Lanie Meyers-Mireles of Lamar, Colorado to serve as an individual with an array of experiences with incarcerated youths, appointed.

Western Region

  • Joseph Edward Higgins of Grand Junction, Colorado, to serve as an individual with an array of experiences with incarcerated youths, reappointed;
  • Matthew Ray McGaugh of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to serve as an individual with an array of experiences with incarcerated youths, reappointed.

Fifth Judicial Performance Commission

Commissions on Judicial Performance were created in 1988 by the Colorado General Assembly to provide fair, responsible and constructive evaluations of trial and appellate judges and justices. The evaluations enable voters to make informed decisions in judicial retention elections, and also provide judges with information that can be used to improve their professional skills. There is one commission in each of the 22 judicial districts and one state commission. The Chief Justice, the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House appoint state and local commission members to four-year terms. Each commission is a ten-member body comprised of four attorneys and six non-attorneys.

for a term expiring November 30, 2021:

  • Johanna Gibbs of Breckenridge, Colorado, to serve as a non-attorney, occasioned by the resignation of Emily Anne Tracy of Breckenridge, Colorado, appointed.

Fire and Police Pension Association

The Fire and Police Pension Association is a local governmental unit that administers a state-wide pension plan for full-time paid police officers and firefighters.

for terms expiring September 1, 2021:

  • Marisa Pacheco of Pueblo, Colorado, to serve as a representative of Colorado municipal employers, occasioned by the resignation of Suzanne Janeen Morgan of Lone Tree, Colorado, appointed;

for terms expiring September 1, 2024:

  • John Hoehler of Littleton, Colorado, to serve as a representative of full-time paid police officers, appointed;
  • Adilberto Antonio "Guy" Torres III of Littleton, Colorado, to serve as a member of the state's financial or business community with experience in investments, reappointed.

Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH)

Senate Bill 09-239 created the Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Health Care (NPATCH).  The board, which is housed within the Division of Registrations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, was established to promote public safety and improve health care in Colorado by supporting collaboration and communication between the practices of nursing and medicine.

for terms expiring September 11, 2023:

  • Georgios Demetrios Dikeou, JD of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a consumer, reappointed; 
  • Kari Mader, MD, MPH of Denver, Colorado, to serve as an individual recommended by and representing a statewide physicians' organization, reappointed;
  • Rosario Medina, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP, CNS of Centennial, Colorado, recommended by and representing a statewide professional nursing association, appointed; 
  • Rhea Beryl Pedler of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a consumer, appointed.

State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council

The Council assists the Dept. of Health Care Policy and Financing in the preparation and implementation of a comprehensive medical plan for low-income families.

effective November 12, 2020 for terms expiring November 12, 2024:

  • Jill Renee Atkinson, PhD of Lyons, Colorado, to serve as a representative of medical services, reappointed;
  • Heather Leigh Gitchell, OD of Boulder, Colorado, to serve as an optometrist, reappointed; Kimberley Evelyn Jackson, DO of Windsor, Colorado, to serve as a public member, reappointed;
  • Peter R. McNally, DO of Lone Tree, Colorado, to serve as doctor of osteopathy, reappointed; 
  • Janet Irene Puglisi, BSN, RN of Longmont, Colorado, to serve as a representative of home health care; reappointed;
  • Margaret Mary Tomcho, MD, MPH, MBA of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a doctor of medicine, reappointed;
  • Erika Alexander, PharmD of Louisville, Colorado, to serve as a pharmacist licensed in this state, appointed;
  • James Donald DeVries of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a public member, appointed;
  • Josina Romero O'Connell, MD of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a doctor of medicine, appointed;
  • Leah Schulz, DDS of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve as a dentist licensed in this state, appointed;
  • Jasmine White of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a public member, appointed.

State Rehabilitation Advisory 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, 2022:

  • Marcela Paiz of Denver, Colorado, to serve as a representative from the State Mental Health Planning Council, and occasioned by the resignation of Julie A. Corbett of Centennial, Colorado, appointed.

Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission

The Safety Commission shall advise the notification association and other state agencies, the general assembly and local governments on:  best practices and training to prevent damage to underground utilities; policies to enhance public safety, including the establishment and periodic updating of industry best standards, including marking and documentation best practices and technology advancements; and policies and practices to improve efficiency and cost savings to the 811 program, including the review, establishment and periodic updating of industry best standards to ensure the highest level of productivity and service for the benefit of both excavators and owners and operators.

effective January 1, 2021 for a term expiring January 1, 2022:

  • Dana Bijold, PE of Arvada, Colorado, to serve as a representative of engineers, occasioned by the resignation of Katharine Marie Duitsman, PE of Centennial, appointed;

effective January 1, 2021 for terms expiring January 1, 2024:

  • James Patrick Fitzgerald of Greenwood Village, Colorado, to serve as a representative of special districts, reappointed;
  • Eric Graham Kirkpatrick of Castle Rock, Colorado, to serve as a representative of investor owned utilities, reappointed;
  • Lori Warner of Lakewood, Colorado, to serve as a representative of pipeline companies, reappointed;
  • Dale E. Kishbaugh of Longmont, Colorado, to serve as a representative of rural electric cooperatives, appointed.

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