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.



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


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