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July 30, 2012
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Governor makes appointments to boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 30, 2012) – Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointment to Kentucky boards and commissions:

Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Board to serve for terms expiring Sept. 20, 2012:

 

  • Betsy Janes, of Louisville, is a health advocate for the American Lung Association. She represents the Kentucky Lung Association. The appointment replaces Jennifer R. Hollifield, who has resigned.
  • Steven B. Bing, of Frankfort, is executive director of Kentucky Public Health Association and Kentucky Heath Departments Association. He represents the Kentucky Health Departments Association. The appointment replaces Dudley J. Conner, who has resigned.

The governor has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2016:

  • Cody Stagner, of Taylorsville, is a medical outreach coordinator for the Kentucky Army National Guard. He represents family members of an individual with a brain injury. The appointment replaces Dennis C. Bessenecker, whose term has expired.
  • David A. Sun, of Louisville, is a neurosurgeon for Norton Healthcare. He represents neurosurgeons. The appointment replaces Todd W. Vitaz, whose term has expired.

The governor has reappointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy to serve for terms expiring July 15, 2015:

  • Leslie Kevin Priddy, of Smiths Grove, is a certified occupational therapist assistant at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. He represents licensed occupational therapists assistants.
  • Rhonda T. Edwards, of Paducah, is an occupational therapist at West Kentucky Educational Cooperative. She represents licensed occupational therapists.

Beshear has appointed Christopher T. Cohron to the Kentucky State Corrections Commission to serve for a term expiring Feb. 17, 2015.

  • Christopher T. Cohron, of Bowling Green, is Warren County commonwealth’s attorney.  He represents commonwealth’s attorneys. The appointment replaces Karen M. Davis, whose term has expired.

The governor has appointed the following members to the Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education:

  • Pamela O. Dickens, of Whitesville, is a safety leader at Kimberly-Clark. She represents the Kentucky Industrial Response Committee. The appointment replaces L.E. McKinney, whose term has expired. Dickens shall serve for a term expiring July 16, 2016.
  • William H. Lilly, of Harrodsburg, is a self-employed private fire investigator and a trustee of the Mercer County Fire Board. He represents trustees of fire departments. The appointment replaces Betty Rauch, whose term has expired. Lilly shall serve for a term expiring July 16, 2016.
  • Fred Siegelman is mayor of Versailles. He represents mayors. The appointment replaces Dixie G. Cherry, whose term has expired. Siegelman shall serve for a term expiring July 16, 2016.
  • Henry Scott Lawson, of Lebanon, is a firefighter for the city of Danville. He represents volunteer firefighters. The appointment replaces Michael P. Thompson, whose term has expired. Lawson shall serve for a term expiring July 16, 2016.
  • Richard E. Meyer, of Taylor Mill, is a part-time court security officer for the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office. He represents the general public. The appointment replaces William H. Lilly. Meyer shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 16, 2014.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the commission to serve for terms expiring July 16, 2016:

  • Eric Bach, of Maysville, is fire chief for the city of Maysville. He represents fire chiefs of paid fire departments.
  • Gilbert L. Robinson, of Somerset, is a public safety director and fire coordinator for Pulaski County Fiscal Court. He represents volunteer firefighters.
  • Kristin D. Chilton, of Georgetown, is a firefighter for Lexington Fire Department. She represents paid county firefighters.

Beshear has appointed Ann D. McDonald to the Kentucky Housing Corporation Board of Directors to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Oct. 30, 2013.

  • Ann D. McDonald, of Winchester, is a self-employed real estate broker. She represents licensed real estate practitioners. The appointment replaces Carolyn S. Edwards, who has resigned.

Beshear has appointed Creasa E. Reed as County Commissioner for District B in Fayette County to serve according to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.

  • Creasa E. Reed, of Lexington, is a retired business consultant. The appointment replaces Jim Ballard, who has resigned.

The governor has reappointed Lanola Parsons to the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals to serve for a term expiring July 26, 2016.

  • Lanola Parsons, of Harlan, is the owner of Mack’s Supermarket.

Beshear has appointed Debra K. Nicholson to the Board of Directors of the Employers’ Mutual Insurance Authority to serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2015.

  • Debra K. Nicholson, of Louisville, is a real estate appraiser at Nicholson Appraisers. The appointment replaces James F. Howard, whose term has expired.

He reappointed the following members to the board to serve for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015:

  • Rita Y. Phillips, of Louisville, is president of Travel Plex.
  • David H. Snowden, of Louisville, is CEO of Triangle Talent Inc.

The governor has reappointed James W. Gardner to the Public Service Commission to serve for a term expiring July 1, 2016.

  • James W. Gardner, of Lexington, is an attorney. Gardner shall serve as vice chair of the commission.

The governor has reappointed the following members to the Health Insurance Advisory Council to serve for terms expiring June 15, 2014:

  • Donald S. Mucci, of Louisville, is an independent insurance agent at Garrett–Stotz Company. He represents insurance agents.
  • Jannice O. Aaron, of Smithfield, is a physician. She represents health care providers.
  • Bonnie L. Bolinger, of Williamstown, is a retired registered nurse. She represents purchasers of health benefit plans.
  • Carl Felix, of Frankfort, is healthcare executive at Bluegrass Family Health. He represents insurers currently offering health benefit plans in the state.
  • David Kurt Adams, of Versailles, is a chiropractor. He represents purchasers of health benefit plans.
  • Robert H. Zax, of Louisville, is a physician at The Skin Group PLLC. He represents health care providers.
  • Bradford H. Blain, of Lexington, is an insurance agent at Al Torstrick Insurance Agency Inc. He represents insurance agents.
  • Sarah H. Dilger, of Louisville, is an attorney at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She represents insurers currently offering health benefit plans in the state.

Beshear has appointed Joe F. Childers Jr. to the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending March 1, 2013.

  • Joe F. Childers Jr., of Lexington, is an attorney at Getty & Childers PLLC. He represents the interest of the occupational safety and health profession. The appointment replaces Michael Lee Mullins, who is deceased.

The governor has appointed the following members to the Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Commission to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2016:

  • Dean A. Broaddus, of Independence, is a motorcycle riding coach at Balance Dynamics. He represents instructors in the motorcycle safety education program. The appointment replaces Tim Cody, whose term has expired.
  • Glenda D. Hobbic, of Louisville, is a realtor and a school bus driver for Bullitt County Public Schools. She represents the Speaker of the House. The appointment replaces James D. Wiseman, whose term has expired.

Beshear reappointed James A. Huber to the commission to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2016. Huber, of Independence, is a service manager at Clayton Homes. He represents the Kentucky Motorcycle Association.

Beshear has appointed Katherine C. Eversole to the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Dec. 20, 2012.

  • Katherine C. Eversole, of London, is an educational consultant for the Kentucky Educational Development Corp. The appointment replaces Diane L. Haynes, who has resigned.

The governor has reappointed the following members to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Center for the Arts to serve for terms expiring April 29, 2016:

  • Don E. Parkinson, of Louisville, is a self-employed consultant.
  • Madeline M. Abramson, of Louisville, is a community volunteer. Abramson shall serve as chair of the board.

The governor has appointed Larry Head to the Egg Marketing Board to serve for a term expiring May 7, 2015.

  • Larry Head, of Allensville, is a compliance manager at Cal-Maine Foods Inc. The appointment replaces James R. Cottrell, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed Marc B. Ashby to the board to serve for a term expiring May 7, 2015.

  • Marc B. Ashby, of Pembroke, is vice president of operations at Cal-Maine Foods Inc.

Beshear has reappointed Ray Crider to the Unemployment Insurance Commission to serve for a term expiring July 26, 2016.

  • Ray Crider, of Louisville, is retired. He represents labor.

The governor has appointed the following members to the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council to serve for terms expiring April 30, 2014:

  • Holly Bloodworth, of Murray, is a teacher for Murray Independent Schools. She represents teachers. The appointment replaces Patrice McCrary, whose term has expired.
  • Phyllis O’Neal, of Marion, is principal of Calvert City Elementary School. She represents principals. The appointment replaces Denise A. Whitaker, whose term has expired.
  • Thomas R. Guskey, of Lexington, is a professor at the University of Kentucky. He represents professors with experience in assessment and measurement. The appointment replaces Edward B. Reeves, whose term has expired.
  • Jerry T. Green, of Pikeville, is superintendent of Pikeville Independent Schools. He represents superintendents. The appointment replaces Lu S. Young, whose term has expired.
  • Terry L. Rhodes, of Mount Sterling, is a teacher at Montgomery County High School. She represents teachers. The appointment replaces Pennye S. Rogers, whose term has expired.
  • Linda D. Duncan, of Louisville, is a Jefferson County Public Schools Board of Education member. She represents school board members. The appointment replaces Sara B. Call, whose term has expired.
  • Roger Cleveland, of Lexington, is an associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University. He represents university professors. The appointment replaces Ben R. Oldham, whose term has expired.
  • Franklin Brian Thomas, of McKee, is an instructional supervisor and district assessment coordinator for Bourbon County Schools. He represents assessment coordinators. The appointment replaces Catherine A. Hacker, whose term has expired.
  • Brenda H. McGown, of Bowling Green, is member of the Kentucky Education Association. She represents members at large. The appointment replaces Polly L. Page, whose term has expired.
  • Michael J. Borchers, of Covington, is superintendant of the Ludlow Independent Schools district. He represents superintendents. The appointment replaces Harrie Lynn Buecker, whose term has expired.

Beshear has reappointed the following members to the council to serve for terms expiring April 30, 2014:

  • Jana Beth Francis, of Owensboro, is the director of assessment for Daviess County Public Schools. She represents assessment coordinators.
  • Sandra Shepherd, of Erlanger, is the district family engagement coordinator for Covington Independent Schools. She represents parents.
  • Joseph L. Hicks, of Bardstown, is CEO of Salt River Electric Cooperative Corp. He represents employers in the state.
  • Carl H. Wicklund, of Independence, is plant manager at Wagstaff Inc. He represents employers in the state.
  • David R. Higgins, of Georgetown, is an engineer at CMTA Inc. He represents parents.
  • Phyllis E. Young, of Georgetown, is a member of the Scott County Board of Education. She represents school board members.
  • Jon R. Akers Jr., of Versailles, is principal of Woodford County High School. He represents principals.

The governor has reappointed the following members to the Electrical Advisory Committee to serve for terms expiring July 15, 2016:

  • James E. Strange, of Louisville, is an electrical contractor and the vice president of Advanced Electrical Systems. He represents electrical contractors.
  • Amanda E. Stacy, of Lexington, is a substation designer and senior engineer at East Kentucky Power Cooperative. She represents electrical engineers.

Beshear has reappointed the following members to the Elevator Advisory Committee to serve for terms expiring July 1, 2015:

  • Brian Patrick Craig, of Louisville, is branch manager at ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation. He represents a nationally recognized elevator company.
  • Gregory Carlisle, of Louisville, is president of Murphy Elevator Company Inc. He represents an elevator servicing company.

The governor has appointed Russell E. Harney to the State Police Personnel Board to serve for a term expiring June 19, 2016.

  • Russell E. Harney, of Dry Ridge, is a professor at Indiana Wesleyan University. The appointment replaces Larry E. Stewart, whose term has expired.

The governor has appointed Victor K. Middleton to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council to serve for a term expiring July 1, 2016.

  • Victor K. Middleton, of Stanford, is chief of police for the city of Stanford. The appointment replaces Glenn W. Skeens, whose term has expired.

Beshear has reappointed the following members to the Council to serve for terms expiring July 1, 2016:

  • Wayne Hall, of Louisville, is chief of police for the University of Louisville. He represents chiefs of police.
  • Michael L. Ormerod, of Prestonsburg, is chief of police for the city of Prestonsburg. He represents chiefs of police.

Beshear has reappointed the following members to the Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists to serve for terms expiring July 15, 2016:

  • Mara Beth Womack, of Henderson, is a self-employed registered dental hygienist. She represents citizens at large.
  • Carolyn Breeding, of Richmond, is a dietitian at Dietary Consultants Inc. She represents licensed dietitians.

Beshear has reappointed the following members to the Kentucky Tobacco Research Board to serve for terms expiring July 15, 2014:

  • Brian Scott Travis, of Cox’s Creek, is a self-employed farmer.
  • Paige Shumate Short, of Paris, is president of KY Textiles Technology.
  • Roger Thomas, of Smiths Grove, is a farmer and the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy.

The govenor has reappointed Gil W. Cumbee to the Board of Registration for Professional Geologists to serve for a term expiring July 14, 2016.

  • Gil W. Cumbee, of Georgetown, is an environmental project manager at Geo Science Consultants. He represents geologists.

Beshear has appointed Bill Dyehouse as Magistrate for the Second District of Lincoln County to serve according to the provisions of Section 152 of the Kentucky Constitution.

  • Bill Dyehouse, of Crab Orchard, is retired. The appointment replaces Dexter Todd, who is deceased.

Beshear has appointed Doris L. Sarr to the Commission on Human Rights to serve for a term expiring Sept. 12, 2015.

  • Doris L. Sarr, of Murray, is the director of Adventures in Math and Science at Murray State University. The appointment replaces Virginia L. Burton, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the commission to serve for a term expiring Sept. 12, 2015:

  • Samuel R. Coleman, of Middlesboro, is director of the Small Business Development Center at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
  • George W. Stinson, of Louisville, is a real estate developer at SLS Management LLC. Stinson shall serve as chair of the commission.
  • Timothy W. Thomas, of Madisonville.

The governor has appointed Joseph R. Gribbins to the State Board of Auctioneers to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2015.

  • Joseph R. Gribbins, of Jeffersontown, is an auctioneer at Wardlow Auctions Inc. The appointment replaces Samuel R. Godby, whose term has expired.

Gov. Beshear has reappointed the following members to the board to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

  • Clarence A. Yancey, of Louisville, is retired. He represents citizens at large.
  • James R. Bush, of Elizabethtown, is a self-employed auctioneer.

Beshear has reappointed the following members to the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs to serve for terms expiring July 16, 2016:

  • Terry L. Tucker, of Elizabethtown, is a retired major general. He represents members at large.
  • Leslie E. Beavers, of Frankfort, is a retired brigadier general and a self-employed farmer. He represents members at large.

Gov. Beshear has designated retired Col. David E. Thompson as chair of the commission.

  • David E. Thompson is executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs.
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