Wednesday, July 1, 2015

DENVER – Wednesday, July 1, 2015 – Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments to the Governor’s Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee, the Mined Land Reclamation Board, the Medical Services Board, the State Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors, and the Colorado Health Benefits Exchange Board.

The Governor’s Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee reviews the revenue estimates and the underlying economic assumptions of the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting, including the impact of federal funds and state law changes on state revenues.

  • Rachel Alison Felix, Ph.D. of Denver, appointed.

The Mined Land Reclamation Board establishes the regulations, standards and policies that guide the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety.  For a term expiring March 1, 2016:

  • Barbara J. Green of Denver, an individual with substantial experience in conservation, reappointed;

for terms expiring March 1, 2019:

  • Thomas Earl Brubaker of Parker, an individual with substantial experience in the mining industry, reappointed;
  • John William Singletary of Pueblo, an individual with substantial experience in the agricultural industry, appointed.

The Medical Services Board adopts the rules and regulations that govern the operation of the Colorado Medicaid Program and Colorado Indigent Care Program.  The regulations adopted by the Board direct the efforts of the state in defining the eligibility and the benefits for these programs, the rights and obligations of clients receiving benefits, and the payment of vendors providing health care services.  The Board also provides advice and consultation to the State Board of Human Services in connection with the administration of the Old Age Pension Health and Medical Fund. For terms expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Paul Melinkovich, M.D. of Evergreen, to serve as a Democrat from the Second Congressional District with knowledge of medical assistance programs, reappointed;
  • J. Michael Stahl of Grand Junction, to serve as an Unaffiliated from the Third Congressional District with knowledge of the delivery of health care, reappointed;
  • Jessica Lynne Kuhns of Loveland, to serve as a Democrat from the Second Congressional District and as a person with knowledge of medical assistance programs, and occasioned by the resignation of Timothy P. Fox of Denver, a Democrat from the First Congressional District, appointed.

for a term expiring July 1, 2019:

  • David Norris Potts of Salida, a Republican from the Fifth Congressional District, to serve as a person with knowledge of medical assistance programs, appointed.

The State Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors has general supervision and authority over the installation of pumps and pumping equipment and the construction and abandonment of water wells statewide. The Board also licenses and regulates persons and firms engaged in the water well construction and pump installation contracting business. For terms expiring June 30, 2019:

  • Theresa Jehn-Dellaport of Golden, to serve as a geologist, reappointed;
  • Octave George Blouin of LaVeta, to serve as a well construction contractor with a minimum of ten years experience in the well construction or pump installation business, reappointed. 

The Colorado Health Benefits Exchange Board governs the Colorado Health Benefits Exchange, also known as Connect for Health Colorado. For a term expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Adela Flores-Brennan of Englewood, to serve as a representative of healthcare consumer navigation or assistance, administration of a public or private health care delivery system, and as a Democrat, reappointed.

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