Bredesen Names Appointments To Boards And Commissions

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed 83 men and women to serve on 40 state boards and commissions.

“We depend upon the leadership and commitment of citizens like these Tennesseans to serve our state through its boards and commissions,” said Gov. Bredesen. “I appreciate their readiness to serve, and I am confident they bring the experience and knowledge necessary to be valuable members of their respective boards and commissions.”

Appointment terms vary based on statutory recommendations or term limits specified by geographic or other qualifications.

The appointments are as follows:

Advisory Council for Alternative Education
Joyce S. Hale, McKenzie
Rita C. Herndon, Ashland City
Gary L. Houck, Lake City
Eric Trent McVay, Millington
James E. Murphy, Jr., Jonesborough
Joris M. Ray, Memphis
Larry E. Saunders, Nashville
Joetta Burkett Yarbro, Dyersburg

Barber Board of Examiners
Donald A. Collins, Millington

Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
Major L. McNeil, Collierville

Board of Communication Disorder and Sciences
Roland “Ron” Eavey, Nashville

Board of Dispensing Opticians
LeRhona Walton-Hill, Knoxville

Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
Diana L. Miller, Chattanooga

Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Tony W. Hysmith, Henderson

Board for Licensing Alarm Systems Contractors
Vivian L. Hixson, Dayton

Board of Nursing
Terri A. Bowman, Parsons
Arthur L. Thompson, Nashville

Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners
Lawrence Burns, Nashville

Committee for Clinical Perfusionists
Gwen Bonner, Germantown
Robert Lewis Wilson, Cookeville

Conservation Commission
Ronald Braam, Cleveland
Kim H. Hawkins, Nashville
Mary H. Johnson, Shady Valley
Robert George Keast, Camden
William E. “Will” Martin, Nashville
Chris T. Moore, Lookout Mountain

Council for Licensing Hearing Instrument Specialists
Kimberly Renee Glynn, Sevierville

Douglas Henry State Museum Commission
Jan F. Simek, Seymour

Governor’s Citizen Corps Advisory Committee
J.T. “Pancho” Chumley, Covington
Wanda Bruce Graham, Brentwood
Richard “Rick” Scarbrough, Clinton

Homeland Security Council
Howard R. Bradley, Springfield

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Advisory Council
Eldra T. White, Memphis

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Statewide Planning and Policy Council
Renee Bouchillon, Lynnville
Kimberly Dean, Hendersonville
Mary A. McLennan, Nashville
Michael Myszka, Nashville
Linda O’Neal, Nashville
Leslie H. Vincent, Gallatin
Wanda Willis, Nashville

Polysomnography Professional Standards Committee
Kristin Weis Lester, Collierville
Donna J. Lovitt, Nashville

Private Probation Services Council
Sidney Chism, Memphis

Regional Transportation Authority Board
Debbie B. Frank, Nashville
James T. “Jim” Kerr, Murfreesboro
J. Thomas Trent, Nashville

Southern Growth Policies Board
Rick E. Meredith, Clinton

State Board of Pharmacy
Joyce McDaniel, Nashville

State Workforce Development Board
Nichole Saulsberry-Scarboro, Memphis

Statewide Independent Living Council
Anthony D. Sledge, Memphis

Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Rozelle Criner, Ripley

Tennessee Board of Court Reporting
James G. “Jim” Martin, III, Franklin

Tennessee Commission on Indian Affairs
Christine M.R. Goddard, Louisville
Tammera D. Hicks, Chattanooga

Tennessee Community Service Agency Board of Directors
David H. Stanifer, Tazewell

Tennessee Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision
Kathleen M. Starnes-Maxwell

Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund Board
Pete Claussen, Knoxville
J. Andrew Goddard, Nashville

Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board
Jack Masters, Gallatin

Tennessee Medical Laboratory
Gloria L. Jenkins, Brentwood
Royce E. Joyner, Memphis

Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission
William L. Tarr, Jefferson City

Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission
Alan Gerard Rousseau, Memphis

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation Board of Directors
Timothy Carl Schwarz, Nashville

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Advisory Council
Vickie Lynn Bilbrey, Cookeville
Claudia M. Mays, Nashville

Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council
Carol Sue Braslow, Memphis
Barbara Ann Gregory, Lafayette
Thomas E. Groomes, Franklin
Frederick William Hart, Chattanooga
Ursula A. Wieland, Germantown

Utility Management Review Board
Loyal Edward Featherstone, Memphis
John Marshall Hagewood, Franklin

Volunteer Tennessee Board of Directors
Kay Woods Davenport, Smyrna
Shannon L. Duke, Spring Hill
Mary Douglas Graham, Franklin
Diane L. Hayes, Nashville
David Lee Keiser, Madison
Paige L. Kisber, Nashville
C. Matthew Little, Signal Mountain
Shannon Little, Bartlett
Larry Dean Stone, Hermitage
Alice Sue “Susie” Wilkin, Murfreesboro


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