Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky.  Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

Thomas Charles Evans, Nancy Jane Perry, and Jeannie Marie Taylor have been appointed as members of the Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

  • Thomas Charles Evans, of Union, is a pediatric audiologist. He will represent Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association and will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2022;
  • Nancy Jane Perry, of Franklin, is a freelance ASL tutor. She will represent the Kentucky Association of the Deaf and will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2022; and
  • Jeannie Marie Taylor, of Bowling Green, is a retired educator. She will represent the Hearing Loss Association of America and will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2022.

The Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing advises the Governor and the General Assembly on policies and programs that will enhance the quality and coordination of services for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Jonathan Paul Campbell has been appointed as a member of the State Board for the Certification of Librarians.

  • Jonathan Paul Campbell, of Prestonsburg, is a county librarian. He will represent professional librarians in a public library and will serve for a term expiring June 30, 2023.

The State Board for the Certification of Librarians consists of five gubernatorial appointees. The Board is charged with evaluating and approving the qualifications of applicants for licensure as certified librarians within the Commonwealth.

Michael D. “Spike” Jones, Charles E. “Chuck” Dills II, William C. “Bill” Dieruf, and Anthony James Lucas have been appointed as a members of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.

  • Michael D. “Spike” Jones, of Covington, is a police chief for Kenton County. He will represent chiefs of police and will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2023;
  • Charles E. “Chuck” Dills II, of Williamstown, is judge/executive of Grant County. He will represent county judge/executives and will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2023;
  • William C. “Bill” Dieruf, of Jeffersontown, is mayor of Jeffersontown. He will represent mayors and will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2023; and
  • Anthony James Lucas, of Independence, is police chief of Independence. He will represent chiefs of police and will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2023.

The Kentucky Law Enforcement Council is a 20-member body, 12 of whom are appointed by the Governor. The Council governs training for all of the state’s law enforcement. It looks for ways to increase the quality of law enforcement by improving the curriculum used to train law enforcement officials and monitoring the abilities of the instructors who teach the required curriculum.

Theodore Vittos has been appointed as a member of the Bluegrass Community & Technical College Board of Directors.

  • Theodore Vittos, of Lexington, is a business development manager. He will serve for a term expiring Oct. 15, 2024.

The members of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Board of Directors are responsible for adopting and implementing an annual budget, approving budget requests, and evaluating the functions of the school and the school’s staff.

Brenda Noble has been appointed as a member of the Statewide Independent Living Council.

  • Brenda Noble, of Lost Creek, is an independent living center associate director. She will represent directors of a center for independent living and will serve for a term expiring May 20, 2022.

The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is a federally mandated organization established under Title VII, Section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992. The Governor appoints 21 volunteer members for terms of three years to direct the not-for-profit organization objectives. These members make up the Council for decision-making. The primary purpose of the Council is to encourage and advocate independent living for Kentuckians with disabilities throughout the state.

Jason Paul Smith has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission.

  • Jason Paul Smith, of Louisville, is an attorney. He will represent attorneys and will serve for a term expiring May 16, 2022.

The Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission oversees all professional boxing, wrestling and full-contact competitive bouts and exhibitions held in Kentucky. It licenses contestants, officials and promoters. The Authority is attached to the Department of Public Protection for administrative purposes.

Patrick Bryant Dunegan and Dr. Apostolos Psychogios have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Rare Disease Advisory Counsel.

  • Patrick Bryant Dunegan, of Louisville, is customer service associate. He will serve for a term expiring June 27, 2021; and
  • Apostolos Psychogios, of Georgetown, is a physician chief. He will serve for a term expiring June 27, 2021.

The Kentucky Rare Disease Advisory Council is administered by an existing nonprofit in the state to advise on rare diseases.

Lynn Bradley Watson and Terry Lee Shaw have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Board of Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Pedorthics.

  • Lynn Bradley Watson, of Bowling Green, is a licensed orthotist, prosthetist and small business owner. He will represent licensed orthotists and prostheists and will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2022; and
  • Terry Lee Shaw is a licensed orthotist and prosthetist. He will represent orthotists and prostheists and will serve for a term expiring July 1, 2022.

The Kentucky Board of Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Pedorthics regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics.

Christopher W. Booker has been appointed as a member of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission.

  • Christopher W. Booker, of Louisville, is an attorney. He will serve for a term expiring July 14, 2023.

The mission of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission is to promote the ethical conduct of elected officials, officers and other employees in the executive branch of state government. The commission seeks to fulfill its mission through administering a program of training and education on the code of ethics, providing guidance to state employees concerning their ethical conduct, enforcing the provisions of the code of ethics, interpreting the code of ethics through the issuance of advisory opinions, registering executive agency lobbyists and recommending legislation to the General Assembly.

Brandy Michelle McDowell has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy.

  • Brandy Michelle McDowell, of Paducah, is a licensed massage therapist and spa owner. She will represent licensed massage therapists and will serve for a term expiring July 16, 2022.

The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy is made up of seven gubernatorial appointees. The Board is charged with creating guidelines and regulations for massage therapy licensure and is also responsible for evaluating qualifications of all licensure applicants.

Charles Clifford Coleman and John Baines have been appointed as members of the Gateway Community and Technical College Board of Directors.

  • Charles Clifford Coleman, of Alexandria, is retired. He will serve for a term expiring Nov. 15, 2024; and
  • John Baines, of Fort Thomas, is a managing director. He will serve for a term expiring Nov. 15, 2019; and
  • Charles L. Session, Jr., of Union, is vice president of government affairs for Duke Energy Kentucky. He will serve for a term expiring Nov. 15, 2024.

The members of the Gateway Community and Technical College Board of Directors are responsible for adopting and implementing an annual budget, approving budget requests, and evaluating the functions of the school and the school’s staff.

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