Haslam Makes Appointments To State Boards And Commissions

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Governor Bill Haslam announced the appointments of 118 Tennesseans to 52 boards and commissions.

“I am honored to make these appointments, and I appreciate these men and women who are so willing to serve in this capacity,” Gov. Haslam said. “Tennessee will be well-represented on these boards and commissions.”

The governor continues to evaluate the state’s complete range of boards and commissions to identify potential reforms that might be made to ensure Tennesseans have a government that is responsive, effective and efficient.

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

Advisory Committee on Credit Life Insurance Rates

Dick Williams, Knoxville

Advisory Council for the Education of Students with Disabilities

Brian Brown, Lenoir City

Alfred Hacker, Athens

Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation

John Burleson, Jackson


Air Pollution Control Board

Wayne Davis, Alcoa

John Roberts, Manchester


Board for Licensing Alarm Systems Contractors                                       

Scott Cockroft, Memphis

Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities

David Rhodes, Memphis

Sherry Robbins, Knoxville

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Sheila Fitzgerald, Franklin

Cole Hosenfeld, Knoxville

Board of Dispensing Opticians

Greg DeCrow, Bartlett

Board of Examiners in Psychology

Janice Pazar, Memphis

Tim Urbin, Bristol

Board of Ground Water Management        

Tim Hawn, Pikeville

Board of Occupational Therapy

Marilyn Franklin, LaVergne

Board of Parole

Barrett Rich, Somerville

Board of Physical Therapy

Beth Buttrey, Memphis

Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners

Sheila Schuler, Nashville

Paul Somers, Nashville

Board of Respiratory Care

Troy Hamm, Murfreesboro

Lisa Caldwell, Signal Mountain

Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Ann Strong, Alamo

Great War Commission

Michael Birdwell, Cookeville

Daryl Carter, Johnson City

Humanities Tennessee Board of Directors 

Nathan Buttrey, Franklin


Interagency Coordinating Council

Amy Ayer, Murfreesboro

Lindsey Fournier, Murfreesboro

Keep Tennessee Beautiful Advisory Council

Terry Griffin, Clarksville

Sherrell Lyon, Jonesborough

Larry Potter, Memphis

Jeffrey  Thomas, Jonesborough

Pest Control Board

Robert Frost, Nashville

Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission

Rick Jones, Nashville

Star Quality Advisory Council

Michael Dobbs, Nashville

State Board of Accountancy

Trey Watkins, Memphis

State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Anita Allen, Spring Hill

Kelly Barger, Knoxville

Nina Coppinger, Hixson

Bobby Finger, Memphis

Ron Gillihan, Memphis

Yvette  Granger, Memphis

Judy McAllister, Decatur

Patricia Richmond, Lewisburg

Mona Sappenfield, Memphis

Amy Tanksley, Brentwood

Dianne Teffeteller, Maynardville

State Board of Education

Lillian   Hartgrove, Cookeville

Cato Johnson, Memphis

Wendy Tucker, Nashville

State Capitol Commission

Howard Gentry, Nashville

State Soil Conservation Committee 

Pal Neal, Lebanon

State Workforce Development Board

Rogers Anderson, Franklin

Martha Axford, Knoxville

Walter Butler, Huntingdon

Trudy Carson, Nashville

Echell Eady, Murfreesboro

Andre Fowlkes, Memphis

Ann Hatcher, Nashville

Mary Jones, Covington

Ventrus Norfolk, Morristown

Jason Rich, Waynesboro

Jan Williams, Selmer

Jimmy Williamson, Dyersburg

Sandra Woods, Humboldt

Mayra  Zimmer, Nolensville

TennCare Pharmacy Advisory Committee

Sara Hughes, Nashville


Tennessee Aeronautics Commission

Larry Mullins, Johnson City

Tennessee Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations

Betsy Crossley, Brentwood

Tennessee Arts Commission

Patsy White Camp, Jackson

Tennessee Collection Services Board

Bart Howard, Dickson

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

Kelly Drummond, Knoxville

Ashley Dunkin, Lawrenceburg

Amy Jones, Jackson

Amy Lawrence, Knoxville

Rob Mortensen, Nashville

Wendy Shea, Memphis

Christy Sigler, La Vergne

Tennessee Community Services Agency Statewide Board of Directors

Trudy Hughes, Maryville

George Lowe, Mountain City

Gwendolyn Wright, Memphis

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

Janie Neal, Knoxville

Philip Yater, Old Hickory

Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities

Stephanie Cook, Knoxville

Tommy Lee Kidd, Lawrenceburg

Deborah McBride, Wildersville

Tecia Pryor, Smithville

Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation Board of Directors

Susan Lanigan, Hendersonville

Tennessee Heritage Conservation Trust Fund Board

Jeremy Nagoshiner, Nashville

Tennessee Historical Commission

Tiny Jones, Columbia

Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board

Thomas Aud, Jackson

Andrea Blackman, Nashville

Beverly Bond, Memphis

Myers  Brown, Nashville

Jackie Glenn, Maryville

Jill Hastings-Johnson, Clarksville

Wayne Moore, Nashville

Sonya Moreland, Knoxville

Aimee Saunders, Thompson's Station


Tennessee Medical Examiner Advisory Council

David Purkey, Knoxville

Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board       

Mark Calarco, Brentwood


Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission                                          

Norman Hall, Brentwood

Fred Mackara, Johnson City

Timothy Walton, Memphis

Tennessee Real Estate Commission

Diane Hills, Kingsport

Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Corrections (TRICOR) Board      

Tonya Jones, Nashville

George Phillips, Gallatin

Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes Board

Wanda Graham, Franklin

Richard Grant, Memphis

Susan Hall, Murfreesboro

Charles Kirkpatrick, Knoxville

Tiffany Sawyer, Hixson

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

LaSimba Gray, Memphis

Tom Hughes, Athens

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Advisory Council    

Chris Morris, Jackson

Anne Stamps, Crossville

Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council

Mark Heydt, McDonald

Water and Wastewater Operators Certification Board

Darryl  Green, Jackson

Lavish Hair Salon Has Grand Opening Nov. 4

Lavish Hair Salon is a new luxury hair salon at 2265   Gunbarrel Road offering   hair services including men and women haircuts, coloring, Balayage, deep conditioning treatments   and more.  They also offer facial waxing, makeup application   and eyebrow/eyelash tinting. They use Living Proof ... (click for more)

September Hamilton County Unemployment Rate Slightly Increases

County unemployment rates for September 2016, released Thursday, show the rates decreased in 21 counties, increased in 46, and remained the same in 28 counties. Specific county information for September is available on the Internet For the month of September, Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 3.9 percent, increasing from 3.8 percent the previous ... (click for more)

School Board Chooses Charlotte Firm For Superintendent Search Firm; Lennon, Testerman Want To Keep Kelly

The County School Board on Thursday night voted 5-4 to choose a Charlotte, N.C., search firm to pick a new county school superintendent. Coleman Lew and Associates was selected over McPherson & Jacobson of Omaha. That vote came after board members Kathy Lennon and David Testerman started the session by saying they are very pleased with Interim Supt. Kirk Kelly and would ... (click for more)

Judge Finds Young Guilty Of Lesser Charge In Fatal Wreck On Highway 58

Judge Tom Greenholtz on Wednesday found William Henry Young guilty of a lesser charge in a fatal traffic accident on Highway 58. The judge, who heard the case without a jury, ruled the 56-year-old former TVA employee guilty of criminally negligent homicide. He had been charged with vehicular homicide. Sentencing will be in December. Judge Greenholtz dismissed charges ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Guess Who Backed Kelly?

Two weeks before the August election where three members of the Hamilton County School Board were angrily replaced, the organizer of what was called “a great way for the (challengers) to raise great money to help them run smart campaigns” made a bold statement. “I'm sure the current board is well-intentioned, but the results are not there," said Paul Brock. "Leadership matters ... (click for more)