DENVER — Wednesday, April 26, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board, Colorado Human Trafficking Council and State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners.

The Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board is responsible for working 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 at the pleasure of the Governor:

  • Shepard J. Nevel of Denver, to serve as the Chairman of the Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board, appointed;

For terms expiring May 15, 2021:

  • Kathryn Jean Ashenfelter of Denver, to serve as an employee of a hospital in Colorado, reappointed;
  • Lesley Clark Brooks, M.D. of Greeley, to serve as a member of the health care industry who does not represent a hospital or health insurance carrier, appointed;
  • Matthew Steven Colussi of Aurora, to serve as an employee of the state department, appointed;
  • Shepard J. Nevel of Denver, a representative of a business that purchases or otherwise provides health insurance for its employees, and who previously served as a representative of consumers, reappointed;
  • Allison Anna Neswood of Denver, to serve as a representative of consumers, appointed;
  • Christopher Daniel Rieber, MBA, CPA of Castle Rock, an employee of a safety-net hospital in Colorado, reappointed;
  • Ryan Westrom of Aurora, a member of a statewide organization of hospitals, appointed.

The Colorado Human Trafficking Council brings together leadership from community-based and statewide anti-trafficking efforts to build and enhance collaboration among communities and counties within the state, to establish and improve comprehensive services for victims and survivors of human trafficking, to assist in the successful prosecution of human traffickers and to help prevent human trafficking in Colorado.

For terms expiring August 1, 2018:

  • Nhu-Minh D. Le of Aurora, to serve as one of two representatives of an organization that provides direct services to victims of human trafficking, and occasioned by the resignation of Deborah Ann Grebenik, Ph.D. of Colorado Springs, appointed;
  • Amber Rakel McDonald LCSW, ABD of Westminster, to serve as a representative of a regional or city-wide human trafficking task force or coalition, and occasioned by the resignation of Sara Nadelman of Denver, appointed;
  • Steven E. Ramirez of Littleton, to serve as a representative of a nonprofit organization that facilitates the treatment or housing of human trafficking victims, and occasioned by the resignation of Martin Joseph Zaffaroni of Parker, appointed.

The State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners creates rules regarding brand inspection and livestock laws and regulates fees for stock inspections. The commission also sets service charges and procedures, administers the Estray Fund, licenses public livestock markets, and secures bond and surety on butchers and slaughters.

For a term expiring May 1, 2021:

  • Daniel Patrick McCarty of Rifle, to serve as a representative of the non-confinement cattle industry, reappointed.

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