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Appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions

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

Appointed Mary Pat Regan as a member of the Public Service Commission.

Appointed Jessica Click as County Commissioner for the First District in Johnson County.

Appointed John Hicks as a member of the Capital Planning Advisory Board.

  • John Hicks of Frankfort is secretary of the executive cabinet and state budget director. He replaces J. Michael Brown, who has retired, and shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending March 30, 2024.

Appointed Andy Belcher as a member of the Southern Regional Education Board.

  • Andy Belcher of Madisonville is an education administrator at the Hopkins County Board of Education. He replaces Laura Arnold, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2026.

Appointed Susan Ellis as a member of the Board of Nursing. Reappointed Audria Denker.

  • Susan Ellis of Prestonsburg is vice president of Patient Care Services at Highlands Regional Medical Center. She replaces Jessica Wilson, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2026.
  • Audria Denker of Louisville is executive vice president of Prelicensure Nursing at the Galen College of Nursing and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2026.

Appointed Dr. Thadler Schroeder and Dr. Bruce Haskell as members of the Kentucky Board of Dentistry.

  • Dr. Thadler Schroeder of Lexington is a dentist at Schroeder Dentistry PLLC. He replaces Mariam Fallahzadeh, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2026.
  • Dr. Bruce Haskell of Louisville is a dentist at the University of Kentucky. He replaces Geoffrey Ball, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring June 30th, 2026.

Appointed Tiffany Daniels as a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Tiffany Daniels of Lexington is a chiropractor at Chiropractic Care of Lexington. She replaces Kerry Cauthen, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring April 27, 2026.

Reappointed Joseph Schulte and Jack Dulworth as members of the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Nominating Committee.

  • Joseph Schulte of Covington is an attorney at Joseph M. Schulte & Associates and shall serve for a term expiring June 13, 2026.
  • Jack Dulworth of Louisville is a partner at the Dulworth Group and shall serve for a term expiring June 13, 2026.

Appointed Jaclyn Badeau and Christopher McIntyre as members of the State Board of Accountancy.

  • Jaclyn Badeau of Richmond is a certified public accountant and leadership coach at Badeau Consulting LLC. She replaces Elizabeth Payne, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2026.
  • Christopher McIntyre of Bowling Green is the chief financial officer at Warren County Public Schools. He replaces Diane Medley, whose term has expired and shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2026.

Appointed Christine Thompson, Jennifer Coldiron, Kristie Guffey and Whitney Johns as members of the Kentucky Commission on Women.

  • Christine Thompson of Ledbetter is the executive director of the Paducah/McCracken County Senior Center.  She replaces Erika Calihan, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring Jan. 17, 2026.
  • Jennifer Coldiron of Somerset is a library media specialist at Hopkins Elementary School. She replaces Jenny Ditto, who has resigned and shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Jan. 17, 2023.
  • Kristie Guffey of Murray is an associate professor of agriscience at Murray State University. She replaces Ellen Adkisson, who has resigned and shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Jan. 17, 2023.
  • Whitney Johns of Harrodsburg is an attorney at Taylor and Johns PLLC. She replaces Sandra Shuffett, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring on Jan. 17, 2026.

Appointed GeMonee Brown as a member of the Board of Auctioneers.

  • GeMonee Brown of Bowling Green is a real estate agent at Cyre-Leike Executive Realty.  He replaces Clarence Yancey, who has resigned and shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 15, 2023.

Aeappointed Buddy Berry IV, John Daunhauer, Dennis Ashford and Mark Pogue as members of the Motor Vehicle Commission.

  • Buddy Berry IV of Eminence is superintendent of Eminence Independent Schools and shall serve for a term expiring July 1, 2025.
  • John Daunhauer of Louisville is an automobile dealer at Byerly Ford Nissan, Inc. and shall serve for a term expiring July 1, 2025.
  • Dennis Ashford of Dayton is the owner of Carthage Auto Sales and shall serve for a term expiring July 1, 2025.
  • Mark Pogue of Greenville is an automobile dealer at Pogue Automotive Group and shall serve for a term expiring July 1, 2025.

Appointed Beth McDaniel, Matt Lowry, Grayson Kemplin, Carla Jones, Micah Peace and Winter Sherman as members of the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  • Beth McDaniel of Frankfort is a program administrator at the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. She replaces Rebecca Cabe, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring July 6, 2026.
  • Matt Lowry of Bardstown is a psychometrist at Child & Adolescent Psychological Evaluations, LLC. He replaces Spenser Clark, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring July 6, 2026.
  • Grayson Kemplin of Lexington is a student. He replaces Dana Speck, who has resigned, and shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Oct. 15, 2022.
  • Carla Jones of Cox’s Creek is an advocate. She replaces Sherri Brothers, whose term has expired, and shall serve for a term expiring July 6, 2026.
  • Micah Peace of Louisville is an educator at Friends School and shall serve for a term expiring July 6, 2026.
  • Winter Sherman of Louisville is an advocate and shall serve for a term expiring July 6, 2026.

Appointed Dean Schamore as a member of the Agriculture Water Quality Authority.

  • Dean Schamore of Hardinsburg is the state executive director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency and shall serve for a term expiring July 5, 2026.

Appointed Lesa Seibert as Chair of the Commission on Small Business Innovation and Advocacy.

  • Lesa Seibert of Louisville is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Mightily. She replaces Herbert McKee, who is deceased.

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