DENVER — Tuesday, July 19, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors, the Business Experiential-Learning Commission, the Electronic Recording Technology Board and the Mental Health Advisory Board for Service Standards and Regulations.

The Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors manages the operational affairs of the three-school Auraria campus.

For a term expiring July 13, 2019:

  • John Michael Desmond of Denver, appointed.

The Business Experiential-Learning Commission develops, evaluates and implements a systemic solution for integrated work-based education and training to meet the needs of Colorado’s economy. The Commission focuses on three main areas: engaging business involvement in educating and training students and workers in partnership with the state’s K-16 education system, workforce system and related civic agencies; creating a digital badging system to provide the opportunity for students, interns, apprentices and workers to document skills they have obtained in the workplace, and to share that information with the K-16 system to support curriculum development; and leveraging existing resources to create a portal of information to connect students, job-seekers, schools, employers and civic agencies with experiential learning, training opportunities and careers.

For a term expiring at the pleasure of the governor:

  • Catherine “Katy” Quigley Anthes, Ph.D. of Denver, to serve as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Education, appointed.

The Electronic Recording Technology Board is charged with developing and modernizing electronic filing systems by creating a strategic plan that incorporates the core goals of assuring the security, accuracy and preservation of public records required to be maintained by a clerk and recorder. The Board also determines functionality standards for these electronic filing systems, issues requests for proposal for electronic filing system equipment and software, develops best practices for electronic filing systems, provides training to clerk and recorders related to electronic filing, and awards grants and prepares reports in accordance with Section 24-21-404 and Section 24-21-406.

For a term expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Sam David Starritt, J.D. of Grand Junction, to serve as a representative from the real estate section of the Colorado Bar Association, appointed;

For a term expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Gary Leece of Parker, to serve as a representative from the title industry, appointed.

The Mental Health Advisory Board for Service Standards and Regulations is responsible for recommending standards and regulations for the programs of mental health services in any health care facility that has separate facilities for mental health care, or those health care facilities that have as their only purpose the treatment and care of mental illness.

For terms expiring July 1, 2018:

  • Lori Claussen of Broomfield, to serves as a representative of children’s health care facilities, and occasioned by the resignation of Anise Elaine Crnkovic, Ph.D. of Colorado Springs, appointed;
  • Todd Merendino, LCSW of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Behavioral Health, and occasioned by the resignation of Lori Banks of Aurora, appointed;

for terms expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Ashley Bittle, LCSW, PsyD, of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a representative of the public or private sector, appointed;
  • Clayton Cunningham of Northglenn, to serve as a representative of the public or private sector, appointed;
  • Sarah Christina Hodges of Aurora, to serve as a consumer of mental health services, appointed;
  • Brooke Lee, M.Ed, LPC, CACIII of Windsor, to serve as a representative of the public or private sector, appointed;
  • Elizabeth Lyons Lowdermilk, MD of Denver, to serve as a professional psychiatrist, reappointed;
  • Gina Marie Napolitano, LCSW, CCFP of Aurora, to serve as a representative of CU medical center, reappointed;
  • Thomas Peter Olbrich, LCSW of Bailey, to serve as a representative of nonprofit health care facilities, appointed.

 

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