DENVER — Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Council, Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board, Statewide Independent Living Council, Colorado Juvenile Parole Board, Board of Trustees for Colorado Mesa University, Board of Trustees of the University of Northern Colorado, Utilities Consumer Council, Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee.

The State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education is the governing body for the state community college system and the coordinating board for local district colleges.  It also coordinates the activities of area vocational schools.

Effective December 31, 2016 for terms expiring December 31, 2020:

  • Stratton Rollins “Rollie” Heath, Jr. of Boulder, a Democrat and a resident of the Second Congressional District, appointed;
  • Russell Joseph Meyer of Parker, a Democrat and a resident of the 4th Congressional District, reappointed.

The State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Council advises the Department of Public Health and Environment on matters relating to emergency medical and trauma services programs. The Council’s duties include developing curricula for the training of emergency medical personnel, establishing requirements for ambulance vehicles and services, and determining the eligibility of facilities to receive trauma center designation.

For a term expiring July 1, 2017:

  • Terri Lee Foechterle of Olathe, an officer or employee of a public provider of prehospital care, and an Unaffiliated, and occasioned by the resignation of Fred L. Morrison of Gypsum, appointed.

The Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board works with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Medical Services Board to develop the hospital provider fee model, monitor the implementation of House Bill 09-1293, help with the preparation of annual reports on this program, and ensure that the Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) eligibility expansions are implemented as intended.

For a term expiring May 15, 2017:

  • Shepard J. Nevel of Denver, a consumer of health care who is not a representative or an employee of a hospital, health insurance carrier, or other health care industry entity, and occasioned by the resignation of Mirna Ramirez-Castro of Thornton, appointed.

The Statewide Independent Living Council is mandated under the Federal Law and acts in partnership with Colorado Rehabilitation Services to plan independent living programs in the state.

For a term expiring October 1, 2017:

  • Stephen Alan Heidenreich of Breckenridge, to serve as a representative of a client assistance program representing people with disabilities, and occasioned by the resignation of Jason Ryan Eaton, MSW of Denver, appointed;

for a term expiring October 1, 2018:

  • Richard Warren Newell of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a representative of individuals with disabilities, and occasioned by the resignation of Mario Rocha Alvarado of Aurora, appointed.

The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board, one of six in the country, grants, denies, modifies, suspends or revokes parole for juvenile delinquents committed to the Department of Human Services.

For a term expiring November 15, 2018:

  • Barbara Hickman of Denver, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Department of Education, and occasioned by the resignation of Candace Marie Hawkins of Thornton, appointed.

The Board of Trustees for Colorado Mesa University makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

Effective December 31, 2016 for terms expiring December 31, 2020:

  • Tilman”Tillie” Bishop of Grand Junction, a Republican, reappointed;
  • Bror Douglas Quimby of Colorado Springs, a Republican, reappointed;
  • David James Reed of Montrose, a Republican, appointed.

The Board of Trustees of the University of Northern Colorado is the governing body for the school. Powers and duties include the responsibility to adopt and enforce regulations and policies, and the option to enter into resource-sharing programs with other institutions of higher education to maximize the availability of educational programs.

Effective December 31, 2016 for a term expiring December 31, 2020:

  • Anthony Darren Salazar of Denver, to serve as an Unaffiliated, reappointed.

The Utilities Consumer Council provides guidance on policy matters and annually evaluateS the performance of the Office of Consumer Council. The OCC’s advocates on behalf of residential, small business, and agricultural consumers in energy matters before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and other courts.

For terms expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Tony Calvin Hass of Trinidad, to serve as a representative with experience in agriculture and from the Third Congressional District, and occasioned by the resignation of Karen Phyllis Wilkes of Westminster, appointed;
  • Lisa Dator Hough of Westminster, to serve as a representative with experience in energy regulation and from Congressional District Four, and occasioned by the resignation of Barbara Jean Fernandez of Longmont, appointed.

The Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee annually reviews proposed projects for expenditure of Colorado wildlife habitat stamp funds and makes recommendations to the director and the wildlife commission.

For a term expiring December 31, 2019:

  • Andrew Christian Treharne of Denver, to serve as a sportsperson, and occasioned by the resignation of Kyle Miller of Denver, appointed.

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