Monday, August 3, 2015

DENVER —Monday, Aug. 3, 2015— Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments to the Workforce Development Council, Private Occupational School Board, Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board, Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board, State Board of Veterinary Medicine, Child Support Commission and CollegeInvest Board of Directors.

The Workforce Development Council advises the governor on matters regarding the employment and training needs of the state and on workforce development plans and strategy. Effective immediately for terms expiring September 28, 2018:

  • Lidria E. Romero of Centennial, to serve as a representative of a community-based organization focused on workforce development, appointed;
  • Joel B. Buchanan of Pueblo, to serve as a representative of a Colorado labor organization, appointed;
  • Kelly Causey, PhD of Denver, to serve as a representative of a community-based organization serving youth, appointed;
  • Joe Ralph Anzures of Superior, to serve as a representative of a community-based organization serving individuals with disabilities, appointed;
  • Noel Ginsburg of Englewood, to serve as a representative of Colorado businesses, appointed;

to serve at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Fiona Elizabeth Arnold of Denver, to serve as Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, appointed;

  • Irving Leslie Halter, Jr. of Colorado Springs, to serve as Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs, and as an ex-officio, nonvoting member, appointed.

The Private Occupational School Board advises the Director of the Division of Private Occupational Schools on standards for educational services in private occupational schools.  The Board also grants accreditation to schools that meet the standards established by the Board. For a term expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Paul Edward Garibay, Jr. of Westminster, to serve as a representative of the general public, who is an owner or operator of a business within Colorado that employs students who are enrolled in schools that are subject to administration by the private occupational school division,  and occasioned by the resignation of Ledy R. Garcia-Eckstein of Denver, appointed; for terms expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Richard Semakula of Centennial, to serve as a representative of a private occupational school, reappointed;

  • Arlene Rae Malay of Denver, to serve as a representative of a private occupational school, reappointed.

The Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board awards grants from the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund, which provides statewide care coordination and services to children and adults with traumatic brain injury, sponsors educational programs about traumatic brain injury and funds traumatic brain injury research.  For terms expiring on June 30, 2018:

  • Sena Harjo of Lakewood, reappointed;

  • Wendy Deats Turman of Denver, reappointed;

  • William John Wosilius of Littleton, appointed;

  • Patrick E. Schniederjan, MA, NCSP of Grand Junction, appointed;

  • Theresa Marie Chase, MA, ND, RN of Grand Junction, appointed.

 

The Tony Grampsas Youth Services Board oversees the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program, which provides funding to local organizations that serve youth and their families with programs designed to reduce youth crime and violence and to prevent child abuse and neglect. For terms expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Michelle K. Petix of Oak Creek, to serve as a representative of a community planning for violence prevention, appointed;

  • Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez of Denver, to serve as a representative of a minority community, appointed.  

The State Board of Veterinary Medicine regulates and licenses veterinarians in the state of Colorado. The Board establishes and enforces professional standards through the development and maintenance of rules and policies, ensuring that only qualified persons are licensed to provide veterinary care, and that violators of the laws and rules regulating veterinary medicine are sanctioned as appropriate. For terms expiring June 30, 2018:

  • Kenneth Bruce Johnson, DVM of Gunnison, a veterinarian, reappointed;

  • Lisa Ann Warren, DVM of Evergreen, a veterinarian, appointed.

 

The Child Support Commission conducts reviews of the child support guidelines and examines discretionary issues presented by members and various stakeholders. For a term expiring July 7, 2017:

  • Honorable Rachel Leone Beard of Frederick, Colorado, to serve as a representative of the judiciary and occasioned by the resignation of the Honorable Andrea Koppenhofer of Windsor, appointed;

for terms expiring July 7, 2019:

  • Honorable Angela Rose Arkin of Castle Rock, to serve as a representative of the judiciary and the Colorado Bar Association, appointed;

  • Dayton Ryan Bonadie of Colorado Springs, to serve as a parent representative, appointed; to serve at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Larry Desbien of Westminster, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Division of Child Support Services, appointed.

 

The CollegeInvest Board of Directors oversees CollegeInvest, a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. CollegeInvest provides expert information, simple financial planning tools and tax advantaged 529 college savings plan. For terms expiring July 31, 2019:

  • Martha “Martin” J. Awad, CFP®, CFA of Denver, appointed;

  • Patrice M. Henning, CIMA of Evergreen, reappointed;

  • Douglas W. Lyon of Durango, reappointed.

 

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