Haslam Makes Appointments To State Boards And Commissions

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Governor Bill Haslam announced the appointments of 116 Tennesseans to 39 boards and commissions.

“I appreciate the commitment of these men and women and want to thank them for their willingness to serve the state,” Gov. Haslam said.  “Tennessee will be well represented on these boards and commissions.”

Appointment terms are varied due to differing statutory requirements or term limits determined by specific qualifications. The appointments are:

Advisory Council for Alternative Education:

Karen Ball, Cordova

Bryan Douglas, Newport

Kari Glasgow, Dickson

Major Shelton, Manchester

Lisa Woods, Hermitage



Advisory Council for the Education of Students with Disabilities:

Dawn Bradley, Lebanon          

Paula Brownyard, Jackson       

David Craig, Columbia

Mary Donnet Johnson, Knoxville         

Jeff Ker, Brentwood    

Cleatrice McTorry, Nashville   

Hillary Sims, Nashville 

Shannon Taylor, Lexington       

Darlene Walden, Denmark



Barber Board of Examiners:

Ronald Gillihan II, Mt.

Juliet

           

Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities:

Joshua Crisp, Knoxville           

Michael Miller, Brentwood



Board of Appeals:

Rita Roberts-Turner, Goodlettsville      



Board of Dentistry:

Ernest DeWald, Clarksville      

Stephen Maroda, Jr., Memphis

Airica Puckett, Livingston        

Bettye Lynn Richert, Springfield



Board of Nursing:

Lisa Heaton, Elizabethton         

Arthur Thompson, Nashville



Board of Respiratory Care:  

Winston Granville, Cordova

Jeffrey McCartney, Humboldt

John Schario, Johnson City      

                                                                       

Carroll County Watershed Authority:

Dale Kelley, Huntingdon          

Tommy Surber, McKenzie



Council for Licensing Hearing Instrument Specialists:

Lordy Smith, Memphis



Elevator and Amusement Device Safety Board:

Charles Edens, Johnson City                                                                                                    



Emergency Communications Board:

Jill Holland, McKenzie



Health Services and Development Agency:

Robert Doolittle, Nashville

           

Interagency Coordinating Council:

Jessica Beaver, Jackson           

Amy Jenkins, Ooltewah

Rachel Johnson Saine, Dickson

Pablo Juárez, Nashville

Karen Pryor, Brentwood



Prevailing Wage Commission:

Rab Summers, Jonesborough

Stephen Wright, Charleston



Star Quality Advisory Council:                     

Jessica Baylock, Knoxville

Louise Fletcher, Knoxville

Renee Hauge, Knoxville

Tracey Hicks, Athens

Merlean Hill, Memphis

Patricia Johnson, Woodlawn

Tony Jones, Cordova

Patty Kelly, Clarksville

Tina Nicely, Selmer

Patti Ricossa, Bartlett

Bridgett Stanfill, Clarksville                                                                              



State Board of Cosmetology:

Kelly Barger, Knoxville



State Board of Equalization:

Betty Burchett, Clarksville

           

State Capitol Commission:

William Cochran, Nashville



TennCare Pharmacy Advisory Committee:

Sara Hughes, Nashville



Tennessee Arts Commission:

Leo McGee, Cookeville          

Patsy White Camp, Jackson



Tennessee Career and Technical Education Council:

Adren Crawford, Jackson



Tennessee Commission on Holocaust Education:

Felicia Anchor, Nashville

Jack Belz, Memphis

Annette Eskind, Nashville

Allen Exelbierd, Memphis

Aileen Katcher, Nashville

Gus Kuhn, Nashville

Lawrence Leibowitz, Knoxville

Leonid Saharovici, Memphis

Mark Schiftan, Nashville

                                                                       

Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Board of Directors:

Alfred Laney, Nashville                                                                        



Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing:

Robert Baldwin, Memphis       

Tony Decha-Umphai, Nashville

Michael Friedman, Chattanooga           

Bob Geldreich, Franklin           

Janie Neal, Knoxville   

Gay Nelson, Knoxville



Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities:

Kelly Nale, Dyersburg 



Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Board:

Kalpana Deshpande, Nashville



Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission:

Chad Baker, Piney Flats



Tennessee Forestry Commission:

Charles Daugherty, Crossville  

Alexandra Motlow Richman, Lynchburg           

Michael Witt, Cookeville

           

Tennessee Historical Commission:

Linda Higgins, Jackson

David Tipton, Piney Flats

           

Tennessee Human Rights Commission:

Rieta Selberg, Memphis



Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board:

Tereyo Cox, Murfreesboro      

Carla Davis, Nashville

Royce Joyner, Memphis

Jason Nolan, Cookeville



Tennessee Performing Arts Center Board of Directors:

Andrew Tavi, Franklin



Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission:

Jeff Long, Thompson Station                            



Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission:

David Brown, Memphis



Tennessee Suicide Prevention Advisory Council:

Sabrina Anderson, Jackson      

John Averitt, Cookeville

Ursula Bailey, Knoxville

Vickie Bilbrey, Cookeville

Connie Briscoe, Knoxville

Renee Brown, Memphis

Karyl Chastain Beal, Columbia

Patsy Crockett, Huntingdon

Jennifer Harris, Centerville

Kelly Haught, Johnson City

Cindy Johnson, Clarksville

Michael Labonte, Memphis

Harold Leonard, Kingsport

Eve Nite, Chattanooga

Rebecca Stoll, Pegram

Ellen Stowers, Tullahoma

Timothy Tatum, Chattanooga

Christen Thorpe, Nashville

Anne Young, Knoxville



Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee:

Lana Bennett, Mt. Juliet

Wanda Gardner-Slater, Memphis        

Joanne Morris, Nashville          

Brian Potter, Memphis



Utility Management Review Board:

Bruce Giles, Knoxville



Volunteer Tennessee Commission:

Greg Eubanks, Franklin

Meggie Staykov, Nashville



 




Sen. Alexander Urges TVA Not To Raise Tennesseans’ Electric Bills To Buy Power It Doesn’t Need

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) urged the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) not to purchase power from the Clean Line Energy Partners’ proposed Plains and Eastern Clean Line wind energy transmission project, which would “carry comparatively more expensive, less reliable electricity to Tennessee and other southeastern states.” In a speech on the Senate floor, Alexander ... (click for more)

Big Creek Utility District Among Those Awarded Over $14.2 Million In Water And Wastewater Construction Loans

Big Creek Utility District was among those Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced Wednesday of three communities and two utility districts that have been approved to receive over $14.2 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.   “The State Revolving Fund ... (click for more)

City Council Winner Anthony Byrd Told He Cannot Continue Working At The County And Be On City Post; Resigns At Criminal Court Clerk's Office

Anthony Byrd, who upset City Council Chairman Moses Freeman in the District 8 council race, has been told that under the city charter he cannot remain on his county job and hold the city post. Mr. Byrd has worked in the Criminal Court Clerk's office for the past 22 years. Criminal Court Clerk Vince Dean said Mr. Byrd got the news of the ruling on Tuesday. He said, "No one ... (click for more)

Judges Say Judge Bales Has Not Signed Letter To Governor On Medical Disability; They Can't Find Him

General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes said fellow Judge David Bales apparently has not yet signed a letter to the governor saying he plans to take medical disability. Judge Starnes said, "We can't reach him. He does not answer any of our calls or texts." He added, "We are concerned about his well-being." Judge Bales last Friday, after a sit-down meeting with the other ... (click for more)

Repeal Obamacare, Congressman Fleischmann - And Response

Chuck: I'm writing to express my strong opposition to the plan that is being rolled out by Paul Ryan to replace Obamacare. And as I'm writing this, I'm remembering all the times you and all of your Republican colleagues over the last six years campaigned on REPEALING  Obamacare and used that call to action as the basis for your reelection. And I'm also remembering the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Will Perdue Abide His Oath?

Sonny Perdue, a licensed veterinarian who served as the governor of Georgia for eight years, is scheduled to appear for confirmation hearings  tomorrow  as the nation’s next Secretary of Agriculture. It has been nine weeks since he was named by President Donald Trump and horse advocates have been holding their breath for exactly that long. Will Sonny remain a devoted ... (click for more)