Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

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

Bruce Scott has been appointed to the Board of Registration for Professional Geologists.

  • Bruce Scott, of Frankfort, is the deputy secretary for the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. He will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring July 14, 2023.

The Kentucky Board of Registration for Professional Geologists regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of professional geologists within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Harland C. Hatter has been appointed as a member of the Waste Tire Working Group.

  • Harland C. Hatter, of Cynthiana, is the deputy director for the Department of Agriculture. He will represent the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and serve for a term expiring Aug 1, 2022.

The Waste Tire Working Group was established in 2011. The group consists of the director of the Division of Waste Management; the manager of the Recycling and Local Assistance Branch; one representative of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture; two representatives of the Solid Waste Coordinators of Kentucky; one county judge-executive; one mayor; and one representative of private industry engaged in the business of retail tire sales.

Nicolle J. Meade has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists.

  • Nicolle J. Meade, of Louisville, is a nursing home administrator. She will represent the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2023.

The Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dietitians and Nutritionists administers and enforces the statutory authority, and monitors the needs of the consuming public. The Board licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of Dietetics and Nutrition.

Jessica Ann Fette and Allison Carter Rains have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

  • Jessica Ann Fette, of Erlanger, is mayor of the City of Erlanger. She will represent mayors and serve for a term expiring Sept. 19, 2023; and
  • Allison Carter Rains, of Paducah, is an emergency medicine physician. She will represent physicians who are routinely involved in the emergency care of ill or injured children and serve for a term expiring Sept. 19, 2023.

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services regulates EMS licenses and ensures all licensed and certified EMS workers in Kentucky practice within the state’s code of conduct for emergency services.

Gwendolyn Collins, Demetra Antimisiaris, Celeste Collins, Krista Amy Fennel, Eziamara Oguibe-Shepherd, Sarojini Kanotra, Stephen Olding, and Andrew Beckett have been appointed as members of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Council.

  • Gwendolyn Collins, of Lexington, is a retired financial consultant. She will represent consumers and serve for a term expiring May 9, 2020; and
  • Demetra Antimisiaris, of Prospect, is a professor. She will represent the medical research community and serve for a term expiring May 9, 2020; and
  • Celeste Collins, of Richmond, is a social worker. She will represent agencies of state government dealing with dementia and serve for a term expiring May 9, 2020; and
  • Krista Amy Fennel, of Paducah, is a nurse practitioner. She will represent health care providers and serve for a term expiring May 9, 2020; and
  • Eziamara Oguibe-Shepherd, of LaGrange, is a student. She will represent consumers and serve for a term expiring May 9, 2022; and
  • Sarojini Kanotra, of Louisville, is an epidemiologist. She will represent agencies of state government dealing with dementia and serve for a term expiring May 9, 2022; and
  • Stephen Olding, of Independence, is the communications director for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. He will represent the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati and serve for a term expiring May 9, 2023; and
  • Andrew Beckett, of Georgetown, is a public health director. He will represent local health departments and serve for a term expiring May 9, 2023.

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Council was created by the General Assembly 1996. The Council has a minimum of 15 members appointed by the governor representing agencies of state government that deal with dementia, local health departments, regional Alzheimer’s Associations, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, consumers, health care providers and the medical research community. The duties of the Council include establishing and evaluating goals and outcomes for the Office on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and providing information and education to help Kentuckians locate programs and information.

Chester Kavanaugh, Loomy Danso, Jamir Davis, Billie Ann Travis, Betty Dobson, Ronald Moore, Cordelia Harbut, Natalie Gibson, Richard Fowler, Lawrence Bennett, Betty Baker-Wharton, Angela Crenshaw, Carolyn Sundy, Kilen Gray, Samuel Coleman, and Alicestyne Turley have been appointed as members of the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission.

  • Chester Kavanaugh, of Danville, is the owner of Kavanaugh Plumbing and HVAC. He will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2020; and
  • Loomy Danso, of Louisville, is a licensing officer. He will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2020; and
  • Jamir Davis, of Covington, is the executive director of the Office for Civil Rights and Small Business Division with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. He will represent preservation communities and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2021; and
  • Billie Ann Travis, of Georgetown, is an education recovery specialist. She will represent institutions of higher learning and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2021; and
  • Betty Dobson, of Paducah, is the co-founder of The Upper Town Heritage Foundation. She will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2021; and
  • Ronald Moore, of Frankfort, is an educator. He will represent institutions of higher learning and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2022; and
  • Cordelia Harbut, of Lexington, is the executive director of the Board of Architects. She will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2022; and
  • Natalie Gibson, of Versailles, is a system director of cultural diversity for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. She will represent institutions of higher learning and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2022; and
  • Richard Fowler, of Wilder, is a clergyman. He will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2020; and
  • Lawrence Bennett, of Frankfort, is a resource manager. He will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2020; and
  • Betty Baker-Wharton, of Cadiz, is a microbiologist. She will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2022; and
  • Angela Crenshaw, of Lebanon, is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act fiscal officer. She will represent the arts community and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2022; and
  • Carolyn Sundy, of Lynch, is a college administrator. She will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2023; and
  • Kilen Gray, of Shelbyville, is the dean of students for Louisville Seminary. He will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2023; and
  • Samuel Coleman, of Middlesboro, is director of the Southeast Small Business Development Center. He will represent institutions for higher learning and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2023; and
  • Alicestyne Turley, of Clay City, is an assistant professor. She will represent the public at-large and serve for a term expiring Feb. 1, 2023.

The Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission consists of 17 gubernatorial appointees. The Commission identifies and promotes awareness of significant African American influences on the history and culture of Kentucky and supports the preservation of Kentucky African American heritage and historic sites.

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