DENVER – Monday, June 15, 2015 – Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments to the Stroke Advisory Board, the State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council, the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board, the Colorado Racing Commission, the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators and the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Board of Directors.
The Stroke Advisory Board evaluates potential strategies for stroke prevention and treatment and develops a statewide needs assessment identifying relevant resources to improve quality of care for stroke patients. Every January 1, the Stroke Advisory Board submits a report specifying its findings and recommendations to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the corresponding committees in the State House and State Senate. For a term expiring August 1, 2016:
- Virginia “Ginny” Hallagin of Burlington, Colorado, to serve as a hospital administrator from a hospital located in a rural area, and occasioned by the resignation of Michelle Lynn Joy, FACHE of Greeley, Colorado appointed;
for a term expiring August 1, 2017:
- Joseph W. Foecking of Colorado Springs, Colorado, to serve as a representative of a stroke rehabilitation facility, and occasioned by the resignation of Julia Ann Cowan, PT of Arvada, Colorado, appointed.
The State Medical Assistance and Services Advisory Council assists the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing in the preparation and implementation of a comprehensive medical plan for low-income families. For a term expiring November 12, 2016:
- Penny M. Grande, MS, RN of Parker, Colorado, to serve as a member of the public, and occasioned by the resignation of Ruth A. O’Brian of Aurora, Colorado, appointed;
for a term expiring November 12, 2018:
- Sarah Christine Schumann, M.Div. of Denver, Colorado, to serve a representative of owners of licensed nursing facilities, and occasioned by the resignation of Nancy McMinn Stokes of Centennial, Colorado, appointed.
The Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board protects the health and safety of students, teachers, and other persons using public school facilities and maximizes student achievement by ensuring that the condition and capacity of public school facilities are sufficient to provide a safe and uncrowded environment that is conducive to students’ learning. For terms expiring July 22, 2016:
- Matthew Donald Throop of Berthoud, Colorado, an engineer whose professional practice at the time of appointment includes public school facilities engineering or who has recent experience in public school facilities engineering, reappointed;
- Karl A. Berg of Denver, Colorado, an architect whose professional practice includes the design and rehabilitation of public school facilities at the time of appointment or who has recent experience rehabilitating existing public school facilities and designing new public school facilities, appointed.
The Colorado Racing Commission regulates and supervises pari-mutuel wagering for horses and dogs, including the enforcement of rules, the supervision of race meets and racing officials, and the collection of revenues to the State. Effective July 1, 2015, for a term expiring July 1, 2019:
- Lori A. Scott, DVM of Commerce City, Colorado, to serve as a veterinarian and as an Unaffiliated from the Seventh Congressional District, appointed.
The Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators licenses nursing home operators and may conduct hearings to revoke, suspend, deny or reissue licenses. Effective July 1, 2015, for terms expiring July 1, 2019:
- Jerusha Siegel of Erie, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the nursing home administrator/proprietary facility administration, reappointed;
- Sara Elizabeth Dent, NHA, MBA of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the nursing home administrator/non-profit facility administration, appointed.
The Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Board of Directors issues bonds to provide affordable financing for educational and cultural buildings and equipment owned by nonprofit institutions. For terms expiring June 30, 2019:
- William Carl Sanden of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a Republican, reappointed;
- Cheryl Denise Cohen-Vader of Denver, Colorado, an Unaffiliated, reappointed.