Governor makes appointments to boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2014) — Gov. Steve Beshear has made several appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Council:

  • Merritt Bates-Thomas, of Owensboro, is nutrition services coordinator and supervisor with the Green River District Health Department. She represents local health departments. The appointment replaces Ann M. Sparks, whose term has expired. Bates-Thomas shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2018.
  • Andrea D. Brown, of Lexington, is a public health services manager with the Jessamine County Health Department. She represents local health departments. The appointment replaces Nancy J. Addington, who resigned. Brown shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending May 9, 2015.

Appointed to the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 1, 2015.

  • Jonathan L. Shrewsbury, of Beaver Dam, is a self-employed optometrist. The appointment replaces Teresa Madden, who is deceased.

Re-appointed to the Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for Dieticians and Nutritionists to serve for terms expiring July 15, 2018:

  • Sandra S. Bastin, of Lexington, is a professor of nutrition at the University of Kentucky. She represents licensed dietitians.
  • Leona Gilliam, of Elizabethtown, is a registered dietician and director of food and nutrition at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She represents certified nutritionists from hospitals.

Re-appointed to the Kentucky Water Well Certification Board to serve for terms expiring Aug. 16, 2017.

  • Todd W. Mills, of Mayfield, is a geologist and driller at Chase Environmental Group Inc. He represents active members in the Kentucky and National Water Well Association.
  • David A. Jackson, of Lexington, is a geologist at the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection. He represents the Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Appointed to the Kentucky Licensing Board for Specialists in Hearing Instruments to serve for terms expiring July 31, 2018:

  • Steven H. Clark, of Bowling Green, is owner and hearing aid specialist at Chambers & Clark Hearing Aid Service. He represents specialists in hearing instruments. The appointment replaces Debra L. Drewry, whose term has expired.
  • Peter M. Pearlman, of Louisville, is an audiologist at Louisville Hearing Aid Center Inc. He represents specialists in hearing instruments. The appointment replaces Michael S. Hoagland, whose term has expired.
  • Larry J. Naiser, of Covington, is a hearing aid specialist at Riggs Hearing Aid Center. He represents specialists in hearing instruments. The appointment replaces Faron Blakeman, whose term has expired.

Appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service:

  • Rachel Cody Johnson, of Pikeville, is a field representative for the 5th District for the Department for Local Government. The appointment replaces Aaron Anderkin, who  resigned. Johnson shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Jan. 3, 2015.
  • John S. Gillig, of Frankfort, is retired. The appointment replaces Betty J. Martin, who resigned. Gillig shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Jan. 3, 2016.
  • Madison C. Silvert, of Owensboro, is president and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp. He replaces Karen R. Anderson, who resigned. Silvert shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Jan. 3, 2015.

Re-appointed to the Kentucky Milk Commission to serve for terms expiring Aug. 1, 2018:

  • Fran Hawkins, of Frankfort, is a dietitian and manager at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Nutrition Services Branch. She represents the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and has experience in the administration of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
  • James A. Neumann, of Prospect, is owner of ValuDiscount Inc. He represents retailers.

Re-appointed to the Manufactured Home Certification and Licensure Board to serve for terms expiring Sept. 1, 2018

  • Johnnie D. Borders, of Erlanger, is a homemaker. She represents members at large.
  • Ron W. Hack, of Frankfort, is the owner of Hack Builders LLC. He represents members at large.
  • Edward R. Goff, of Campbellsville, is a manufactured home retailer at Goff’s Fleetwood Home Center. He represents mobile home dealers.

Appointed to serve on the Finance and Administration Cabinet Architectural Services Selection Committee:

  • David C. Banks, of Frankfort, is an architect at David C. Banks, Architects and Associates.
  • Joseph B. “Terry” Parker III, of Frankfort, is a retired architect.
  • Byron F. Romanowitz, of Lexington, is a retired architect

Appointed to the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology to serve for a term expiring July 15, 2018.

  • Jamie Lynn Hopkins, of Lexington, is a psychologist at the University of Kentucky Counseling Center and represents licensed psychologists. The appointment replaces Sally L. Brenzel, whose term has expired.

Re-appointed to the board to serve for a term expiring July 15, 2018.

  • Melissa F. Hall, of Lexington, is a self-employed licensed psychological practitioner. She represents certified psychologists.

Appointed to the Charitable Gaming Advisory Commission to serve for a term expiring July 10, 2018.

  • Michael E. Hayes, of Louisville, is director of construction at Hayes Contracting. He represents the public at large. The appointment replaces Jack A. Jeziorski, whose term has expired.

Re-appointed to the commission to serve for a term expiring July 10, 2018.

  • Robert L. Clark, of Louisville, is owner of Sunshine Bingo Center. He represents the Kentucky Charitable Gaming Association.

Appointed to the Center for School Safety Board of Directors, to serve for terms expiring July 27, 2016:

  • Danielle Bailey-Ratliff, of Elkhorn City, is an elementary school teacher for Letcher County Schools. The appointment represents teachers, and replaces Merry L. Berry, whose term has expired
  • Dwayne E. Mollison Sr., of Elizabethtown, is a therapist and small business owner, and represents school council parents. He replaces TeAndra Y. Parker, whose term has expired.
  • District Judge Earl-Ray Neal, of Richmond, represents juvenile court judges. The appointment replaces District Judge Erica Lee Williams, whose term has expired.
  • Tammy E. Jones, of Paducah, is a paraeducator for Paducah city schools. She represents classified school employees. The appointment replaces Kathy Hobbs, whose term has expired.
  • Bill C. Robertson, of Fulton, is a retired educator and a member of the Fulton Independent School Board of Education. He represents local school district boards of education. The appointment replaces Jeff Stumbo, whose term has expired.
  • Steve Hutton, of Villa Hills, is superintendent of Beechwood Independent Schools. He represents superintendents. The appointment replaces James Evans Jr., whose term has expired.
  • Mary B. Bowling, of London, is an elementary school principal for the Laurel County Board of Education. She represents local school administrators. The appointment replaces Donald I. Shively, whose term has expired.

Appointed to the Waterfront Development Corp. Board of Directors for a term expiring July 31, 2018.

  • Christopher William Drake Jones, of Louisville, is an attorney with Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. The appointment replaces Anne M. Spaes, whose term has expired.

Re-appointed to the board for terms expiring July 31, 2018:

  • Oliver H. Barber, of Louisville, is an attorney.
  • Carter H. Vance, of Louisville, is an attorney with Stites & Harbison PLLC.

Appointed to the State Investment Commission to serve for terms expiring July 15, 2018:

  • William Frederick Brashear II, of Hyden, is president and CEO of Hyden Citizens Bank and represents the Kentucky Bankers Association. The appointment replaces George B. Spragens, whose term has expired.
  • William L. Fallon, of Frankfort, is president of The Bankers’ Bank of Kentucky and represents the Bluegrass Bankers Association. The appointment replaces Jon A. Lawson, whose term has expired.

Appointed to the Bluegrass State Skills Corp. Board of Directors to serve for a term expiring July 5, 2018.

  • Torsten Langguth, of Russell Springs, is plant manager for Dr. Schneider Automotive. The appointment replaces Reed Hall, whose term has expired.

Re-appointed to the board to serve for terms expiring July 5, 2018:

  • Brenda L. Bankston, of Louisville, is director of grants and development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.
  • Thomas H. Kelly, of Shepherdsville, is printing manager for Publisher’s Printing Co.

Appointed to the Waste Tire Working Group to serve for terms expiring Aug. 1, 2018:

  • Kelly L.  Chapman, of Burlington, is county solid waste coordinator for Boone County Fiscal Court. She represents Solid Waste Coordinators of Kentucky. The appointment replaces Keith E. Brock, whose term has expired.
  • Ronald Scott Tussey Jr., of Richmond, is solid waste coordinator for Madison County Fiscal Court. He represents Solid Waste Coordinators of Kentucky. The appointment replaces Madonna Fechter, whose term has expired

Appointed as a member of the Kentucky Sports Authority.

  • David Randall Azbill, of London, is an attorney. The appointment replaces Stephen N. St. John, who resigned. Azbill shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Jan. 4, 2015.

Re-appointed to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare Fund Inc., to serve for a term expiring Sept. 8, 2015. This order is effective Sept. 9, 2014.

  • Carol Wilding Hebel, of Louisville, is a real-estate agent, semi-retired.

Appointed as a member of the Kentucky Commission on Women to serve the remainder of an unexpired term ending Jan. 17, 2015.

  • Bettye B. Brookfield, of Springfield, is an art professor at St. Catharine College. The appointment replaces Evelyn K. Tackett, who resigned.

Appointed to the Kentucky Arts Council to serve the remainder of an unexpired term ending Feb. 1, 2016.

  • Jo Hern Curris, of Lexington, is an attorney and educator. The appointment replaces Sonya Baker, who resigned.

Re-appointed as a member of the Historic Properties Advisory Commission to serve for a term expiring Aug. 11, 2018.

  • Kimberly Plummer, of Fort Mitchell, is a student at Northern Kentucky University.

Re-appointed to the Kentucky Geological Survey Advisory Board to serve for terms expiring Sept. 1, 2017:

  • Karen E. Thompson, of Harrodsburg, is a geologist with Smith Management Group.
  • Douglas W. Reynolds, of Owensboro, is a petroleum geologist with Reynolds Resources.
  • Chester M. Thomas, of Hanson, is a coal operator.
  • Roger B. Recktenwald, of Lawrenceburg, is director of research and planning for the Kentucky Association of Counties.

Appointed to the Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission to serve for terms expiring Aug. 13, 2018:

  • Russell J. Gailor, of Louisville, represents the 3rd Fish and Wildlife District. He is a veterinarian at Gailor Animal Hospital. The appointment replaces Stuart N. Ray, whose term has expired.
  • Robert Lappin “Bob” Wells, of Morehead, represents the 8th Fish and Wildlife District. He is solid waste coordinator for Rowan County. The appointment replaces Norman J. Fryman, whose term has expired.

Re-appointed as a member of the commission, representing the 2nd Fish and Wildlife District.

  • C.F. “Frank” Williams, of Madisonville, is an engineer with Ronald Johnson & Associates. He shall serve for a term expiring Aug. 13, 2018.
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