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Governor makes appointments to boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2014) — Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

Appointed to the Kentucky Board of Architects to serve for a term expiring Sept. 19, 2018:

  • John M. Shulhafer, of Louisville, is an architect at Studio Kremer Architects. The appointment replaces Jill L. Smith, whose term has expired.

Reappointed to the Kentucky Board of Architects to serve for a term expiring Sept. 19, 2018:

  • Timothy A. Murphy, of Nicholasville, is an architect at Murphy Graves Trimble PLLC.

Appointed to the Capital Planning Advisory Board to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Oct. 30, 2017:

  • Jane Driskell is state budget director for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She represents members at large. The appointment replaces Fontaine Banks Jr., who is deceased.

Reappointed to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Professional Art Therapists to serve for terms expiring July 15, 2018:

  • Marybeth Orton, of Louisville, is a self-employed professional art therapist.
  • John E. Sykes, of Frankfort, is a systems analyst III for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. He represents citizens at large.

Reappointed to the Kentucky Radon Program Advisory Committee to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2018:

  • Steven E. Rice, of Lexington, is owner of Steven E. Rice Environmental Inspections. He represents the Kentucky Association of Radon Professionals.
  • Robertson I. Phillips, of Louisville, is a real estate broker. He represents the Kentucky Association of Realtors.

Appointed to the Governance Board of the Lung Cancer Research Project to serve for a term expiring Sept. 25, 2018:

  • Jason A. Chesney, of Louisville, is a professor of medicine at the University of Louisville. He represents the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The appointment replaces John W. Eaton whose term has expired.

Reappointed to the Governance Board of the Lung Cancer Research Project to serve for a term expiring Sept. 25, 2018:

  • Timothy W. Mullett, of Lexington, is a physician at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He represents the University of Kentucky School of Medicine.

Reappointed to the Commission on Human Rights to serve for terms expiring Sept. 12, 2017:

  • Doris L. Sarr, of Murray, is Adventures in Math and Science director at Murray State University. She represents the state at large.
  • Samuel R. Coleman, of Middlesboro, is director of the Small Business Development Center at the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. He represents the state at large.
  • George W. Stinson, of Louisville, is a real estate developer at SLS Management. He represents the 4th Supreme Court District. He is designated as chair of the commission.
  • Timothy W. Thomas, of Madisonville. He represents the 1st Supreme Court District.

Appointed to the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board of Kentucky to serve for a term expiring Aug. 15, 2018:

  • Jerome Anthony McNear, of Louisville, is an engineer at AT&T. He represents interests of CMRS providers. The appointment replaces Michael B. Johnson, whose term has expired.

Reappointed to the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Emergency Telecommunications Board of Kentucky to serve for a term expiring Aug. 15, 2018:

  • Shelby J. Horn, of Nicholasville, is director of PSAP/E-911 communications for Jessamine County Fiscal Court. She represents the Kentucky Emergency Number Association and the Association of Public Communications Officials. She shall serve for a term expiring Aug. 15, 2017.
  • Forest M. Skaggs III, of Lexington, is executive director at the Kentucky Telephone Association.  He represents the Kentucky Telecom Association and shall serve for a term expiring Aug. 15, 2018.

Appointed to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy to serve for a term expiring July 15, 2017:

  • Thomas W. Miller, of Lexington, is a University of Kentucky professor emeritus. He represents citizens at large. The appointment replaces Paul M. Wingate, whose term has expired.

Reappointed to the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Occupational Therapy to serve for a term expiring July 15, 2017:

  • Scott A. DeBurger, of La Grange, is an occupational therapist at Baptist Hospital Northeast. He represents licensed occupational therapists.

Appointed to the Native American Heritage Commission:

  • Rep. Reginald K. Meeks, of Louisville, is a legislator representing the 42nd House District. He represents the public at large. The appointment replaces Ricardo Nazario y Colon, whose term has expired. Rep. Meeks shall serve for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2018.
  • Christopher A. Robinson, of Richmond, works at Eastern Kentucky University. He represents institutions of higher learning. The appointment replaces Reginald K. Meeks. Robinson shall serve for a term expiring Sept. 1, 2018.
  • Anne L. Wood, of Lexington, is retired. She represents the public at large. The appointment replaces Christopher A. Robinson, who will now represent institutions of higher learning. Wood shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Sept. 1, 2015.

Reappointed to the Native American Heritage Commission to serve for terms expiring Sept. 1, 2018:

  • David L. Fallis, of Frankfort. He represents the public at large.
  • Michael L. Dunn, of Louisville, is a teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools. He represents the public at large.

Appointed to the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Aug. 1, 2016:

  • Stuart E. Brown II, of Versailles, is an equine veterinarian at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. He represents veterinarians. The appointment replaces Douglas Byars, who is deceased.

Appointed to the Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

  • Jason C. Hurdich, of Lexington, is an American Sign Language specialist and assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University. He represents certified deaf interpreters. The appointment replaces Timothy E. Owens, whose term has expired. Hurdich shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2017.
  • Kathy Spiro, of Prospect, is a self-employed sign language interpreter. She represents certified practicing interpreters. The appointment replaces Rita Zirnheld, whose term has expired. Spiro shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2018.
  • Derek C. Drury, of Lancaster, is an interpreter supervisor at Kentucky School for the Deaf. He represents certified practicing interpreters. The appointment replaces Marcie R. Jeffers, whose term has expired. Drury shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 1,  2018.

Appointed to the Kentucky Applied Behavior Analysis Licensing Board to serve for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2017:

  • Anne Gregory, of Louisville, is a volunteer at Autism Speaks and FEAT of Louisville. She represents parents. The appointment replaces Brady W. Dunnigan, whose term has expired.

Reappointed to the Kentucky Applied Behavior Analysis Licensing Board to serve for a term expiring Oct. 1, 2017:

  • Stephen J. Wood, of Lexington, is a self-employed behavior analyst and consultant. He represents behavior analysts.
  • Stephen Foreman, of Louisville, is chief behavior analyst at Lee Specialty Clinic. He represents behavior analysts.

Reappointed, effective Oct. 6, 2014, to the Kentucky Military Family Assistance Trust Fund Board:

  • Gregory D. Armstrong, of Greenville, retired as state command sergeant major for the National Guard. Armstrong shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 5, 2017
  • Kathryn C. Pfeifer, of Crestwood, is a contingency planner for the U.S. Coast Guard. Pfeifer shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 5, 2016.
  • Michael J. Currie, of Fort Knox, is a retired Army officer. Currie shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 5, 2016.

Appointed to the Kentucky State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, effective Oct. 7, 2014, to serve for terms expiring Oct. 6, 2017:

  • Frank G. Hideg, of Paducah, is a chiropractor.
  • Mark Woodward, of Bowling Green, is a chiropractor.
  • Michael Seibert, of Manitou, is a chiropractor.

Appointed to the Kentucky Environmental Education Council, effective Oct. 6, 2014, to serve for terms expiring Oct. 5, 2018:

  •  Karin T. Ceralde, of Louisville, is a teacher for Shelby County Public Schools. She represents education interests. The appointment replaces Amelia Stenger, whose term has expired.
  • Gordon R. Garner, of Prospect, is vice president at Water Business Group. He represents industry. The appointment replaces Shannon Graves, whose term has expired.

Reappointed to the Kentucky Environmental Education Council, effective Oct. 6, 2014, to serve for terms expiring Oct. 5, 2018:

  • Karen P. Reagor, of Crestview Hills, is an education consultant at NEED Project. She represents education interests.
  • Marcus H. Norton, of Louisville, is a financial planner. He represents industry interests.
  • Horace Brown, of Bagdad, is a consulting engineer and land surveyor at W.H. Brown and Associates. He represents environmental interests.
  • Cheryl L. Messenger, of Cave City, is an education specialist at Mammoth Cave National Park. She represents education interests.
  • Greg Higdon, of Fancy Farm, is president and CEO of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers. He represents industry interests.
  • Karen Quinn, of Simpsonville, is an attorney at Kentucky Housing Corp. She represents environmental interests.
  • Lona Brewer, of Bagdad, is project manager at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, Department of Energy Development and Independence. She represents environmental interests.

Reappointed as a member of the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy, to serve for a term expiring Jan. 1, 2019. This order is effective Jan. 2, 2015:

  • Catherine R. Hanna, of Lexington, is vice president of professional affairs, American Pharmacy Services Corp.

Appointed to a pool to serve on the Transportation Cabinet Engineering or Engineering-Related Services Selection Committee:

  • David Cole Mitcham, of Lexington, is a senior project manager at Kentucky-American Water Co.
  • Roger E. Coffey, of Liberty, is a retired civil engineer.
  • Gregory Joe Walker, of Nicholasville, is a bank director at Farmers Bank and is a retired sheriff.

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