DENVER — Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Colorado Health Services Corps Advisory Council, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Stroke Advisory Board.

The Colorado Health Service Corps Advisory Council acts as the state advisory body of the Colorado Health Service Corps and reviews applications received from health care professionals to participate in the program, subject to available appropriations. The Colorado Health Service Corps is a state, federal, and private partnership that seeks to improve access to health care professionals by repaying the educational loans of providers who agree to practice in areas with a health professional shortage. The program emphasizes long-term retention of health professionals in underserved communities and seeks to increase health equity for all Coloradans.

For a term expiring November 20, 2016:

  • Sara Nicole Leahy of Englewood, to serve as a representative of a nonprofit statewide membership organization that provides programs and services to enhance rural health care in Colorado, and occasioned by the resignation of Melissa Bosworth of Denver, appointed;

for a term expiring November 20, 2019:

  • Sara Nicole Leahy of Englewood, to serve as a representative of a nonprofit statewide membership organization that provides programs and services to enhance rural health care in Colorado, reappointed.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) promotes the responsible development of Colorado's oil and gas natural resources by balancing the efficient exploration and production of oil and gas resources, the prevention of waste and the protection of the public health, environment and mineral owners’ rights.

For terms expiring July 1, 2020:

  • Ashley Lowe Ager of Durango, to serve as a member with formal training or substantial experience in soil conservation or reclamation, west of the Continental Divide and as a Democrat, appointed;
  • Kent Jolley of Glenwood Springs, to serve as a member actively engaged in agricultural production, as a royalty owner, west of the Continental Divide and as a Republican, appointed;
  • Winston Perry Pearce of Denver, to serve as a member with substantial experience in the oil and gas industry and with a college degree in petroleum geology or petroleum engineering, and as a Democrat, appointed.

The Stroke Advisory Board evaluates potential strategies for stroke prevention and treatment, and develops statewide needs assessments identifying relevant resources to improve quality of care for stroke patients. Each January 1, the 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 terms expiring August 1, 2019:

  • Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse of Franktown, to serve as the executive director’s designee and as an ex officio member, appointed;
  • Christy Louise Casper, MSN, ANP, CNRN of Centennial, to serve as an expert in stroke database management, appointed;
  • Cindy Giullian, MSN, MBA, NP-BC, FACHE of Denver, to serve as a hospital administrator from a hospital located in an urban area, reappointed;
  • Virginia “Ginny” Hallagin of Burlington, to serve as an administrator for a hospital located in a rural area, reappointed;
  • William Joseph Jones, M.D. of Denver, who is board-certified in vascular neurology, reappointed;
  • John Jason Schallenberger of Colorado Springs, to serve as an emergency medical service provider, as defined in C.R.S. Section 25-3-103 (8), appointed;
  • David Scott Miner, MD of Denver, a physician representing a statewide chapter of emergency physicians, appointed;
  • Michelle Renee Whaley, MSN, CNS, CCRN, CCNS, ANVP of Castle Rock, a registered nurse involved in stroke care, reappointed.

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