Beshear makes appointments to boards and commissions

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2014) –Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions:

William E. Summers IV was appointed as a member of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board to serve for the remainder of an unexpired term ending Oct. 1, 2016.

Summers, a Louisville native is retired. He represents the 3rd Congressional District and the Kentucky Association for Economic Development. The appointment replaces Mary Pat Regan, who has resigned.

Franklin A. Stivers has been reappointed to the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Board to serve for a term expiring Jan. 4, 2019.

Stivers, of London, is an attorney. The appointment is effective Jan. 5, 2015.

The following members were reappointed to the Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators to serve for terms expiring Nov. 3, 2018:

  • Kimberly C. DeCoste, of Richmond, is a nurse and licensed diabetes educator. She represents registered nurses with experience in diabetes education.
  • Carrie L. Isaacs, ofLexington, is a pharmacist at the University of Kentucky. She represents pharmacists experienced in diabetes education.

Stephanie L. Kinney was appointed as an administrative law judge in the Department of Workers Claims.

Kinney, of Louisville is an attorney with Fulton & Devlin LLC. She replaces J. Landon Overfield, who resigned. Kinney shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2017.  The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Barry G. Noffsinger has been appointed to the Kentucky Housing Corp. Board of Directors to serve for a term expiring Oct. 30, 2018.

Noffsinger, of Lexington is a sales and marketing manager for CU Factory Built Lending. He represents interests of manufactured housing. The appointment replaces Samuel E. Lee, whose term has expired.

Charles Beach has been reappointed to the Kentucky Housing Corp. Board of Directors to serve for a term expiring Oct. 30, 2018.

Beach, of Beattyville is a vice president with Peoples Exchange Bank. He represents consumers.

The following members have been appointed to the Kentucky Transportation Center Advisory Board to serve for terms expiring Aug. 10, 2016:

  • Stan Holmes, of Radcliff, is self-employed with MSC Ventures LLC and serves on Radcliff City Council. He replaces Randall S. Palmer, whose term has expired. He represents the Kentucky League of Cities.
  • J. C. Young, of Frankfort, is executive director at the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association. He represents at large members. Young replaces Buddy J. Smith, who is deceased.

The following members were reappointed to the Kentucky Transportation Center Advisory Board to serve for terms expiring Aug. 10, 2016:

  • Boone County Judge-Executive Gary W. Moore, of Florence. He represents the Kentucky County Judges’ Association.
  • Clint Ray Goodin, of Pineville, is a civil engineer with Vaughn & Melton. He represents at large members.
  • Marwan A. Rayan, of Lexington, is a civil engineer with Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. He represents at large members.
  • Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham, of Winchester. He represents the Kentucky Association of Counties.

The following members have been appointed to the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors:

  • Mary Elizabeth Hammond, of Paducah, is executive director at the Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau. She replaces Bonnie L. Jones, whose term has expired. She shall serve for a term expiring April 3, 2020.
  • Jason E. Jones, of Benton, is a banker at Community Financial Services Bank. He replaces Bruce P. Brockenborough, whose term has expired. He shall serve for a term expiring April 3, 2018.

The following have been reappointed as members of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors:

  • Larry G. Kelley, of Bardwell, is a real estate agent. He shall serve for a term expiring April 3, 2020.
  • Shirley Moore Menendez, of Paducah, is a retired educator. She shall serve for a term expiring April 3, 2018.
  • Jennifer R. Smith, of Mayfield, is a school administrator in the Graves County Schools. She shall serve for a term expiring April 3, 2018.
  • Deborah A. Edmonds, of Paducah, is retired. She shall serve for a term expiring April 3, 2019.
  • Steven S. Grinnell, of Paducah, is president and CEO at Lourdes Hospital. He shall serve for a term expiring April 3, 2019.

Jennifer M. McKenna was appointed as a member of the Charitable Gaming Advisory Commission.

McKenna, of Frankfort is a business manager with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Good Shepherd Parish. She represents Catholic organizations. The appointment replaces Michael E. Hayes. McKenna shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 10, 2016.

Gary D. McCollum was appointed as a member of the Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service.

McCollum, of Lexington is assistant general counsel at Alliance Coal LLC. He replaces Douglas E. Eberhart, who has resigned. McCollum shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Jan. 3, 2017.

The following have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Wireless Interoperability Executive Committee to serve for terms expiring July 22, 2015:

  • Bellevue Police Chief Wayne Turner, of Fort Thomas. He replaces Michael G. Daly, whose term has expired. Turner represents the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police.
  • Andrew M. Chandler, of Versailles, is public safety program manager for the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. He represents local emergency management services. The appointment replaces Michael E. Poynter, whose term has expired.

The following have been appointed as members of the Kentucky Foundation for the Arts Board of Trustees to serve for terms expiring Oct. 14, 2018:

  • Jayne M. Waldrop, of Lexington, is an attorney and civic volunteer.
  • Paul E. Fourshee, of Cadiz, is owner of Fourshee Building Supply.

The following have been reappointed as members of the Prevailing Wage Review Board, to serve for terms expiring Aug. 31, 2018:

  • William G. Finn, of Louisville, is executive director of the State Buildings and Construction Council. He represents labor organizations.
  • William D. Hacker, of Lexington, is a business owner, of Congleton-Hacker Co. He represents the construction industry.

The following have been appointed as members to the Veterans’ Program Trust Fund Board of Directors, to serve for terms expiring July 15, 2017:

  • Carl J. Kaelin, of Leitchfield, is retired. He represents Veterans of Foreign Wars. The appointment replaces Donald G. Dixon, whose term has expired.
  • Carlos Pugh, of Frankfort, is retired. He represents members at large. The appointment replaces Julie S. Norman, whose term has expired.
  • Retired Col. David E. Thompson, of Fisherville, is executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs. He represents members at large. The appointment replaces Anthony G. Dotson, whose term has expired.
  • Richard K. Eisert, of Lexington, is a retired attorney. He represents the Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations of Kentucky. The appointment replaces Carlos Pugh, whose term has expired.

Judith A. Flavell has been appointed to the State Board for the Certification of Librarians, to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2018.

Flavell, of Richmond, is executive director of Habitat for Humanity for Madison and Clark counties and serves on the board for the Madison County Public Library.  She represents public library trustees. The appointment replaces Rebecca Kelm, whose term has expired.

The following members were reappointed to the State Board for the Certification of Librarians to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2018:

  • Shannon M. Oltmann, of Lexington, is an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky.  She represents professional librarians in a state university.
  • Pamela W. Federspiel, of Shelbyville, is library director for the Shelby County Public Library. She represents professional librarians in a public library.

The following have been reappointed fas members of the Kentucky High Performance Building Advisory Committee, to serve for terms expiring Aug. 22, 2016:

  • Michael Jacobs, of Lexington, is an architect at Omni Architects. He represents the design and construction industry involved in public works contracting.
  • Jeffrey S. Moneypenny, of Louisville, is an architect at Luckett & Farley. He represents the Kentucky Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Gregory A. Luhan, of Lexington, is a professor of architecture at the University of Kentucky. He represents the UK College of Design.
  • Robert J. Bauer, of Frankfort, is executive director of the Kentucky Forest Industries Association.  He represents the association.
  • Cheryl Creech Kersey, of Louisville, is an architect. She represents the Kentucky Society for the American Institute of Architects.
  • Chris Tyler, of Lexington, is an HVAC sales engineer for Thermal Equipment Sales. He represents the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
  • Brandon D. Akers, of Prestonsburg, is president at Alliance Corp. He represents the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky.
  • Christopher J. Black, of Paducah, is a general contractor at Ray Black & Son. He represents the West Kentucky Construction Association.
  • Betty C. Whittaker, of Frankfort, is executive director at the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute. She represents the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute.

Heather Wehrheim has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Board.

Wehrheim, of Shelbyville is an advocacy director for the American Lung Association and represents the association. The appointment replaces Ellen B. Kershaw, who has resigned. Wehrheim shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Sept. 20, 2016.

The following members have been appointed to the kynect Advisory Board:

  • Audrey Haynes, secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, chair.
  • Mary Reinle Begley, commissioner of the Department for Behavioral Health and Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Kathy Wheeler, of Versailles, is a family nurse practitioner at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. She represents non-facility based health care providers; to serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2017.
  • Malea Hoepf Young, of Louisville, is a health educator with Catholic Charities of Louisville Inc. She represents consumers and shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2016.

The following members have been reappointed to the kynect Advisory Board:

  • Sharon P. Clark, commissioner of the Department of Insurance.
  • Lawrence Kissner, commissioner of the Department for Medicaid Services.
  • Deborah L. Moessner, of Louisville, is president and general manager at Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield. She represents insurers; to serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2016.
  • Jeffrey B. Bringardner, of Louisville, is president of Humana Inc., Kentucky. He represents insurers; to serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2017.
  • Carl Felix, of Frankfort, is chief operating officer at Bluegrass Family Health. He represents insurers. Felix is to serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2016.
  • Given Marcus Woodward, of Ashland, is a health insurance broker at Woodward & Associates. He represents insurance agents. Woodward shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2017.
  • Connie D. Hauser, of Barbourville, is a physical therapist at P.T. Pros Inc. She represents non-facility based providers. She shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2016.
  •  John A. Thompson, of Lexington, is a dentist at Thompson, Lee & Lee P.S.C. He represents non-facility based providers. He shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2017.
  • Ruth W. Brinkley, of Louisville, is president of KentuckyOne Health. She represents facility based healthcare providers. She shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2017.
  • Julie Paxton, of Prestonsburg, is an attorney for Mountain Comprehensive Care Center. She represents facility based healthcare providers. She shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2016
  • Edward A. Erway, of Lexington, is chief revenue officer at University of Kentucky Healthcare. He represents facility based healthcare providers. He shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2016.
  • Donna Ghobadi, of Lexington, is vice president of revenue cycle at Central Baptist Hospital. She represents facility based healthcare providers. She shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2017.
  • Joe E. Ellis, of Benton, is an optometrist at EyeCare Associates of Kentucky. He represents small employers doing business in Kentucky. He shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2016.
  • M. Gabriela Alcalde, of Louisville, is a health policy officer at Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. She represents individual purchasers of health benefit plans in Kentucky. She shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2016.
  • David H. Allgood, of Louisville, is director of advocacy at the Center for Accessible Living and a member of the board of directors of Kentucky Voices for Health. He represents consumers. Allgood shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2016.
  • Andrea Bennett, of Louisville, is deputy director of Kentucky Youth Advocates. She represents consumers. Bennett shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2017.
  • Tihisha M. Rawlins, of Shelbyville, is associate state director of AARP. She represents consumers. She shall serve for a term expiring Oct. 24, 2017.

Carrie Banahan, of Lexington, was appointed as executive director, Kentucky Office of Health Benefit and Information Exchange, Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

The following members were appointed to the Big Sandy Community and Technical College Board of Directors:

  • Philip R. Elswick, of Pikeville, is an engineer with Summit Engineering. He replaces Roger Ford, whose term has expired. Elswick shall serve for a term expiring Dec. 9, 2019.
  • Rhonda Hall Kretzer, of Betsy Layne, is owner and president of Vantage Point Advertising Inc. She replaces Gene E. Layne, who is deceased. Kretzer shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Dec. 9, 2017.

The following members were reapointed to the Big Sandy Community and Technical College Board of Directors, to serve for terms expiring Dec. 9, 2019:

  • Karen Rice Sellers, of Paintsville, works in health care administration for Highlands Health System.
  • Charles R. Justice, of Betsy Layne, is self-employed with Jigsaw Enterprises.

 

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