Gov. Bevin makes appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

Gov. Matt Bevin

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Matt Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Thomas D. Baxter and Ken DeLane McKenney have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care.

  • Thomas D. Baxter, of Melbourne, is a director of respiratory care. He will represent respiratory care practitioners and serve for a term expiring Oct. 31, 2022.
  • Ken DeLane McKenney, of Bowling Green, is a respiratory therapist and associate professor. He will represent respiratory care practitioners and serve for a term expiring Oct. 31, 2022.

The Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of respiratory care practitioners within the Commonwealth.

Shawn Hensley and Neil Gilreath have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators.

  • Shawn Hensley, of Middlesboro, is a private investigator. He will represent private investigators and serve for a term expiring Aug. 15, 2020.
  • Neil Gilreath, of Covington, is a private investigator. He will represent private investigators and serve for a term expiring Aug. 15, 2021.

The Kentucky Board of Licensure for Private Investigators regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of private investigators within the Commonwealth.

Alan D. Todd and David Wayne Pedigo have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater System Operators.

  • Alan D. Todd, of Madisonville, is a superintendent. He will represent municipality employees and serve for a term expiring Aug. 31, 2023.
  • David Wayne Pedigo, of Elizabethtown, is an environmental engineer. He will represent industrial operators and serve for a term expiring Aug. 31, 2023.

The Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater System Operators advises the Energy and Environment Cabinet on the capacity of wastewater treatment plant operators.

Gretchen Anne Horton has been appointed as a member of the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council.

  • Gretchen Anne Horton, of Lexington, is a pediatric palliative social worker. She will represent professionals with palliative care experience or expertise and serve for a term expiring June 27, 2022.

The Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council improves the quality and delivery of patient and family-centered care throughout the Commonwealth and advises the Cabinet for Health and Family Services on matters related to the establishment, maintenance, operation and outcomes evaluation of palliative care initiatives.

Richard Ian Horn and John Holiday have been appointed as members of the Geographic Information Advisory Council.

  • Richard Ian Horn, of Midway, is a systems engineer. He will represent the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals and serve for a term expiring Sept. 22, 2023.
  • John Holiday, of Frankfort, is Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. He will represent the Executive Director of Homeland Security and serve by virtue of office.

The Geographic Information Advisory Council advises the executive director of the Commonwealth Office of Technology on issues relating to geographic information and geographic information systems. The Council also establishes and adopts policies and procedures that assist state and local jurisdictions in developing, deploying, and leveraging geographic information resources and geographic information systems technology for the purpose of improving public administration.

Kimberly Anne Smart has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Child Care Advisory Council.

  • Kimberly Anne Smart, of Lexington, is an early learning center director. She will represent child-care center providers and serve for a term expiring June 24, 2021.

The Kentucky Child Care Advisory Council gives opportunities to child care providers and advocates to advise the Cabinet for Health and Family Services on matters that affect the operations, funding, licensing and certification of child care. The Council also advises the Cabinet on developing and promoting methods to improve child care services throughout the state.

Susan Gail Lawson has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

  • Susan Gail Lawson, of Kevil, is a licensed practical nurse. She will represent licensed practical nurses and serve for a term expiring June 30, 2022.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing approves programs of nursing and regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of nurses within the Commonwealth.

Steven E. Alley has been appointed as a member of the Water Transportation Advisory Board.

  • Steven E. Alley, of Union, is a vice president of sales. He will represent members at-large and serve for a term expiring Sept. 30, 2023.

The Water Transportation Advisory Board advises the executive and legislative branches of government on matters pertaining to water transportation. It also promotes economic growth of the waterways and riverports, establishes guidelines and protocol for riverport maintenance, improvements, grant approval, and all matters regarding Kentucky waterways and riverports.

Frederick Bates, David Clark Rummler, Randall Allen Fisher and David Carrier Jarrett have been appointed as members of the Veterans’ Program Trust Fund Board of Directors.

  • Colonel Frederick Bates, of Shelbyville, is a commander with the Kentucky National Guard. He will represent the Kentucky National Guard and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2022.
  • David Clark Rummler, of St. Matthews, is a management consultant. He will represent the Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations of Kentucky and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2020.
  • Randall Allen Fisher, of Paris, is a service officer. He will represent the American Legion and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2022.
  • David Carrier Jarrett, of Elizabethtown, is retired. He will represent Disabled American Veterans and serve for a term expiring July 15, 2022.

The Veterans’ Program Trust Fund Board of Directors administers the Veterans’ Program Trust Fund.

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